Sehwag on top, shares few numbers with Jayawardene
By Rajneesh Gupta
Mumbai 21 April 2013
2: Number of century partnerships forged by the pair of Mahela Jayawardene and Virender Sehwag in IPL. They became only the third opening pair to participate in two century stands after Swapnil Asnodkar and Graeme Smith (for Rajasthan Royals) and Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey (for Chennai Super Kings). Interestingly the last time these two had opened the batting together against Mumbai Indians, they had put on 135 runs without being separated!
7: Number of batsmen to aggregate 2000 runs in IPL. Sehwag joins Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Rohit Sharma, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and Jacques Kallis.
9.4: Overs taken by Delhi Daredevils to race to their hundred – fastest for any side in IPL 2013. Pune Warriors India (v Rajasthan Royals) and Rajasthan Royals (v Mumbai Indians) had taken 11.2 overs to reach the three-figure mark.
12: David Warner ended on the winning side after seeing 12 consecutive defeats across different formats – two ODIs v Sri Lanka, four Tests against India and six matches in IPL.
24: Mumbai Indians’ power-play score – lowest for any team in IPL 2013, along with Pune Warriors India (v Kings XI Punjab at Pune). Mumbai Indians’ previous lowest in this edition was 26 against Rajasthan Royals at Jaipur.
86: Number of wickets taken by Lasith Malinga in IPL – most by any bowler. He moved ahead of Amit Mishra’s tally of 85.
95: Sehwag’s innings – highest for any batsman in IPL 2013. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Virat Kohli had made an unbeaten 93 against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
151: Runs added by Jayawardene and Sehwag for the opening wicket – highest partnership for any wicket in IPL 2013. It was also Delhi Daredevils’ highest partnership for any wicket against Mumbai Indians.