Statistical highlights: Why Brad Hodge is better than Chris Gayle in IPL 6

Brad Hodge's innings of 54 off 29 with five sixes was special because it helped Rajasthan Royals reach the second qualifier. A look at the statistical aspect of his knock and other performances.

updated: May 23, 2013 18:04 IST
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# Rajasthan Royals have won two and lost one out of three played against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL - winning % 66.66.

# Sunrisers Hyderabad (132/7) have recorded their lowest total against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL, obliterating the 136 for 9 at Uppal on May 17, 2013.

# Vikramjeet Malik (2/14) has produced his best bowling performance at the IPL, surpassing the 1/12 against Mumbai Indians at Kingsmead, Durban on April 29, 2009.

# Shikhar Dhawan became the first batsman to complete 300 runs for Sunrisers at the IPL - 311 at an average of 38.87 in ten matches. Parthiv Patel has the next best tally - 294 (ave.22.61) in 13 matches. Except Dhawan, no other batsman could manage an average of 30-plus for Sunrisers at the IPL.

# Dhawan's strike rate of 84.61 (33 off 39 balls) is his slowest in an innings of 25 or more at the IPL, obliterating the 89.29 (25 not out off 28 balls) for Delhi vs Deccan Chargers at Uppal on April 22, 2008.

# Cameron White (31 off 28 balls) has posted his highest score against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL. In his previous three innings against them, he had made 10, 1 and 0 (eleven runs in three innings at an average of 3.66).

# Dhawan and White put on 52 - Hyderabad's highest third-wicket stand aainst Rajasthan Royals at the IPL - also their highest for any wicket at the IPL at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi

# James Faulkner's tally of 27 (ave.14.48) in 15 matches is the third highest in an IPL competition, next only to Malinga (28 in 16 matches in 2011) and Bravo (28 in 17 matches in 2013).

# Shane Watson, with 537 runs at an average of 41.30 in 15 matches, is the leading run-getter for Rajasthan Royals in the present competition.

# Amit Mishra has captured 22 wickets at an average of 14.27 in 12 matches against Rajasthan Royals - the most by a bowler against any opponent at the IPL.

# Mishra's tally of 95 wickets (ave. 20.25) in 76 matches is the second highest, next only to Malinga's 100 (ave.17.84) in 71 matches at the IPL

# Brad Hodge, with 5548 runs at an average of 36.50 in 195 matches, has regained his record for the highest run-aggregate in Twenty20, bettering Chris Gayle's tally of 5512 at an average of 45.55 in 145 matches.

# Hodge's 29-ball fifty is his first in the present competition - his sixth at the IPL.

# Hodge has recorded his first fifty (54 not out) in 28 games for Rajasthan Royals at the IPL.

# Hodge hit five sixes in his aforesaid innings - the most by him in an IPL innings.

# Hodge, with his match-winning fifty, has equalled Gayle's tally of 37 half-centuries in Twenty20.

# Hodge got his sixth Man of the Match awarsd at the IPL.

# Rajasthan Royals reached 57 for five - their lowest after ten overs this season.