Rajasthan Royals beat Delhi Daredevils: Statistical highlights

Rajasthan Royals beat the Delhi Daredevils by 5 runs on Saturday to open their victory account in this year's Indian Premier League. here are the statistical highlights from the game:

updated: April 06, 2013 21:14 IST
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# Rajasthan Royals' five-run triumph is their fifth in eleven games against Delhi Daredevils at the IPL - winning % 45.45.

# Rajasthan's aforesaid win is their narrowest victory margin over Delhi at the IPL. Only twice they have won IPL games by less than five runs - both by two runs - vs Mumbai Indians at Durban on May 14, 2009 and vs Deccan Chargers at Nagpur on April 5, 2010.

# Rahul Dravid has recorded his eighth fifty in the IPL, taking his aggregate to 1768 at an average of 28.51 in 72 matches.

# Dravid's 65 off 51 balls is his highest score against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, eclipsing the 57 off 43 balls at Jaipur on May 1, 2012.

# Dravid's aforesaid innings is his tenth fifty in Twenty20.

# Dravid, with his two sixes, took his sixes' tally to 25 in the IPL.

# Dravid has completed his 300 runs against Delhi in the IPL - 300 in nine games at an average of 33.33, including two fifties. Only two players have managed more runs than Dravid against Delhi in the IPL - Jacques Kallis (316 at an average of 31.60 in eleven games) and Rohit Sharma (302 at an average of 33.55 in eleven matches).

# Dravid has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time in the IPL - his first was for Bangalore against Rajasthan at Cape Town on April 18, 2009.

# Brad Hodge took his runs' tally to 5279 at an average of 36.15 in 180 matches - the most in Twenty20.

# Umesh Yadav (4/24) has produced his best bowling performance in the IPL, eclipsing the 3 for 19 against Punjab at Dharamsala on May 19, 2012.

# Yadav's aforesaid figures are the second best by a Delhi bowler against Rajasthan in the IPL - the best being 4 for 18 by Pawan Negi at Jaipur on May 1, 2012.

# Yadav's excellent figures are the second best by a Delhi bowler at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi, next only to the 5 for 17 by Amit Mishra against Deccan Chargers on May 15, 2008.

# Rahane and Dravid put on 65 for the second wicket - the highest for Rajasthan vs Delhi in the IPL.

# Irfan Pathan and Andre Russell are without a wicket in Delhi's first two games in the present competition.

# Stuart Binny (40 off 20 balls) has posted his highest score in the IPL. He is yet to post a fifty in Twenty20.

# Unmukt Chand (23) has posted his highest score in the IPL, extending his flop show - his aggregate being 61 in six innings at an average of 10.16.

# David Warner took his tally to 1123 at an average of 28.79 in 41 matches - the second highest for Delhi in the IPL, next only to Virender Sehwag (1879). Gautam Gambhir (1097) is the only other batsman to manage 1000 runs for Delhi in the IPL.

# Warner (77) has registered his 25th fifty in Twenty20 - his seventh (apart from two hundreds) for Delhi at the IPL.

# Warner's aforesaid innings is the second highest in a losing cause for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL - the highest being 80 by Gautam Gambhir against Chennai at Delhi on May 8, 2008.

# Kevon Cooper (3/30) has produced his best bowling performance against Delhi in the IPL - his best in the IPL being four for 26 against Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur on April 6, 2012.