Rajneesh Gupta in Chennai 05 April 2012 - 01:13pm IST
Quick Stats: Match 1, CSK v MI
CSK’s lowest, Levi’s fifty, Bhajji’s first
100 Percent – Harbhajan’s win record with the toss; four out of four. However, this was his first win as captain in the IPL.
84 Percent of Levi’s runs came in boundaries alone – six fours and three sixes. Only two batsmen have managed a better boundary percentage in an innings of 50 or more – Sanath Jayasuriya for Mumbai Indians (89.47%, 102 out of 114* at Wankhede in 2008) and Sunny Sohal for Deccan Chargers (85.71%, 48 of 56 at Chennai in 2011).
3 Number of batsmen who got run out in Chennai Super Kings’ innings. This was only the second instance where CSK lost three wickets to run outs. The only other such instance was against Delhi Daredevils at Durban in 2009.
2 Richard Levi became the second Mumbai Indian batsman to score a fifty on IPL debut after Ambati Rayudu who made 55 v Rajasthan Royals at Mumbai Braborune in 2010.
2 Number of times Sachin Tendulkar has retired hurt in an IPL game. Interestingly, the only other such instance was also against Chennai Super Kings at Chennai in 2010. Tendulkar came back to resume his innings on that occasion, though.