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192 for five – Kolkata Knight Riders’ total is the highest by a chasing side in an IPL final. The Rajasthan Royals had made 164 for seven against the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008.
136 The partnership between Manvinder Bisla and Jacques Kallis is the highest partnership ever recorded by any side against the Chennai Super Kings for any wicket. The pair went past the 127-run stand between Graeme Smith and Swapnil Asnodkar of the Rajasthan Royals for the first wicket at Chennai in IPL 2008. 89 Manvinder Bisla’s innings is the highest by any batsman for a chasing side in an IPL final. Yusuf Pathan had made 56 for the Rajasthan Royals against the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008.
20 Number of matches won by chasing sides in the last over of the match in IPL 2012. This includes seven wins on the last ball of the match, two on the penultimate ball and four with two balls remaining. 16 Number of half-centuries scored by Jacques Kallis in the IPL. As a result, he has equaled Gautam Gambhir’s record of scoring the most half-centuries in the IPL.
9.5 Overs taken by the Kolkata Knight Riders to race to their 100 – the fastest team 100 in an IPL final.
5 Suresh Raina ended the IPL 2012 with 441 runs against his name. He is the only player to aggregate 400 runs in each of five editions of the IPL. 3 Chennai Super Kings became the first team to score in excess of 180 runs in three consecutive innings in IPL 2012. They had scored 187 for five in the Eliminator against the Mumbai Indians on May 23 and 222 for five in Qualifier 2 against the Delhi Daredevils on May 25.
1 Sunil Narine conceded more than 30 runs for the first time in the tournament – in his 15th game!
1 Delhi Daredevils were bowled out for the first time in IPL 2012.
3 Chennai Super Kings made their third consecutive IPL final.
4 Murali Vijay became fourth player – after Chris Gayle, Adam Gilchrist and David Warner – to score a hundred twice in the IPL. Vijay had scored 127 against the Rajasthan Royals also at Chennai in IPL 2010. Gayle is the only player to have scored three hundreds in the IPL.
33 Number of boundaries in Chennai Super Kings’ innings (24 fours and nine sixes) – the most in a team’s innings in IPL 2012.
63 Runs conceded by Varun Aaron – the most by any bowler in an IPL match. The previous record was shared by RP Singh (against Kolkata Knight Riders on 11-05-2008) and Siddarth Trivedi (against Kings XI Punjab on 21-04-2011) who had each conceded an 59 runs in an innings.
86 Chennai Super Kings’ win margin – the largest for any team in IPL 2012.
222 for five - Chennai Super Kings’ total is the highest total recorded in IPL 2012. Incidentally, the next best of 215 for one by the Royal Challengers Bangalore had also come against the Delhi Daredevils!