Royals kings at home; Cooper joins Akhtar; Rahane apes Raina
By Rajneesh Gupta
Mumbai 07 April 2012
72.22 Rajasthan Royals’ win percentage at Jaipur – 13 wins in 18 games – highest by any side at its home ground in IPL.
40 Years and 143 days – age at which Adam Gilchrist led the Kings XI Punjab. Only one player – Rajasthan Royals’ Shane Warne – has led a side at an older age (41 years 249 days).
7 Kevon Cooper was involved in seven out of nine dismissals in the KXIP innings. He took four wickets, held two catches and effected one run out.
2 Kevon Cooper became only the second bowler (after Shoaib Akhtar) to capture 4 wickets on IPL debut. Two other bowlers – Shadab Jakati and Paul Valthaty – have taken four wickets while bowling for the first time in IPL, but not on debut.
2 Number of batsman to be dismissed on 98 in IPL. RR’s Ajinkya Rahane joined Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina on the list of batsmen to suffer this fate in the IPL.