New Delhi: It took a massive shot into the crowds to help Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Monday. A statistical look at the match.
# With 39 catches in 77 matches, Suresh Raina is the leading fielder in the IPL overall, bettering Rohit Sharma's tally of 38 catches in 75 matches.
# Sunil Narine took his tally to 17 at an average of 13.70 in 11 matches - the most by a Kolkata bowler in the IPL 2012. Only Morne Morkel (21) and Lasith Malinga (20) have captured more wickets than Narine in the IPL 2012.
# Michael Hussey, playing in his 25th game, has completed his 800 runs in the IPL, totalling 828 runs at an average of 41.40, including a century and five fifties.
# Hussey's match-winning 56 off 39 balls is his first fifty in the IPL 2012.
# Hussey has got his fifth Man of the Match award in the IPL - his 11th in Twenty20.
# Hussey and Murali Vijay were associated in a stand of 97 for the first wicket - Chennai's highest against Kolkata in the IPL, bettering the 66 between Parthiv Patel and Matthew Hayden at Chennai on April 26, 2008.
# Chennai Super Kings have posted four last-ball wins while batting in the second innings - vs Delhi in 2008 and three in the present tournament - one each against Bangalore, Rajasthan and Kolkata.
# Overall, 15 wins have been recorded off the last ball by team batting second in the IPL - 3 in 2008, 3 in 2009, 2 in 2011 and 7 in 2012.
# Chennai Super Kings have won eight and lost six out of 15 played in the present edition (NR 1).
# Delhi (18), Mumbai (18), Kolkata (17) and Chennai (17) are the four leading teams in terms of points in the IPL 5.
# Chennai have won six and lost three out of nine played against Kolkata in the IPL 5 - success % 66.66.
# Gautam Gambhir has completed his 500 runs in the present tournament - 519 at an average of 43.25 in 13 matches.
# Gambhir became the fourth batsman to amass 500 runs or more in the IPL 5, joining Gayle (578), Ajinkya Rahane (541) and Shikhar Dhawan (538).
# Gambhir's tally of 1994 runs at an average of 34.37 in 68 matches is the second highest after Suresh Raina (2129) in the IPL.
# Gambhir and Brendon McCullum have shared a partnership of 99 for the first wicket - Kolkata's highest for any wicket against Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, eclipsing the 90 for the second wicket between McCullum and Brad Hodge at Centurion on May 18, 2009..
# Ravindra Jadeja has bagged 11 wickets at an average of 23.45 in 15 matches - the most by a Chennai bowler in the IPL 5.
# Ajinkya Rahane, with 11 catches in 14 matches, is the leading fielder in the present competition.