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MS Dhoni establishes two world records in Twenty20 games

When R Ashwin, Punjab captain  was  caught by MS Dhoni of L Ngidi for zero  in the 56th match of  IPL 2018 between Chennai  and Punjab at Pune-MCA on 20.05.18, MS Dhoni established a world  record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in the  history of Twenty20 games.  It was his third dismissal of the match which gave him a total of 216 dismissals in T20 games.  He went past Kamran Akmal who had  215 dismissals

This game witnessed MS Dhoni establishing another world record in T20 games. His three catches in this game gave him a total of 144 catches. He now owns the world record for most catches in T20 games. He went past KC Sangakkara who had pouched 141 catches.

M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore owns two unique records in the history of T20 games.

In my earlier article on M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, I had said that it became the only ground in  the history of T20 games to have three batsmen scoring 100 plus sixes – CH Gayle {150}, AB de Villiers {101} and V Kohli {100}

As I was browsing through the records, I found yet another unique record associated with M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. The record is it has three batsmen scoring 1500 plus runs in T20 games. The batsmen are – V Kohli {2435}, CH Gayle {1790}  and AB de Villiers {1654}

It is just a coincidence that the batsmen who have scored 1500 runs  at M Chinnaswamy Stadium have also scored 100 plus boundary sixes. Thus M Chinnaswamy Stadium  owns two unique records in  the history of T20 games with a rare coincidence.

No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 6s
1 V Kohli 79 76 10 2435 113 36.89 3 17 5 100
2 CH Gayle 50 48 6 1790 175* 42.61 3 10 3 150
3 AB de Villiers 54 51 11 1654 129* 41.35 1 11 2 101

Salient Stats of Match No 12 – Punjab Vs Chennai at Mahali on 15.04.18

Punjab posted a total of 197 for 7 in this game to provide its fifth highest team total against Chennai in IPL.

CH Gayle was appearing for his third team in IPL. He had earlier played for Kolkata and Bangalore in IPL. He scored 63 in this game which provides his 27th fifty in IPL. At the end of this game, his boundary fours aggregate in IPL read 300. He became the tenth batsman to score 300 plus boundary fours in the history of IPL.

CH Gayle’s 63 in this game provides his 68th half century and 88th fifty in T20 games. He scored seven boundary fours and four boundary sixes in this game which fetched him a total of 842 boundary fours and 823 boundary sixes in T20 games.

Harbhajan Singh bowled eight dot balls in this game which fetched him 1079 dot balls in the IPL tournament as a whole. He now owns the record for bowling most dot balls in the tournament. He went past Praveen Kumar who had bowled 1075 dot balls in the tournament and held the previous record.

MS Dhoni scored 79 not out in this game to provide the 16th occasion of a Chennai captain scoring a fifty in IPL. It also provides the 16th fifty of MS Dhoni as captain. It also represents his highest score in IPL. His  previous best was 70 against Bangalore at Bengaluru on 22.05.11

MS Dhoni’s 79 not out was  in a losing cause to provide the 77th occasion of a captain’s fifty going in vain in IPL. It also provides the fifth occasion of a Chennai captain’s fifty in a losing cause in IPL.

Punjab won this game by four runs to provide the 59th occasion of a team winning a game by single digit margin {one to nine runs} in the history of IPL. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Punjab winning a game by single digit in IPL. It also provides the eighth occasion of a team winning a game by exact four runs in IPL.

AJ Finch who  is appearing for his seventh team in IPL was dismissed first ball for a duck  in his  first two games. He was dismissed for a first ball duck against Bangalore at Bangalore on 13.04.18 {lbw K Yadav for a duck} and again he was dismissed for a first ball  duck {lbw Imran Tahir for zero in this game.

 

Harbhajan Singh is all set to own the record for bowling most dot balls in IPL tournament

Harbhajan Singh is all set to own the record for bowling most dot balls in IPL tournament. He has bowled 1071 dot balls as at the start of today’s game  against Kings Eleven Punjab at Mohali. He needs to bowl five more dot balls which would fetch him 1076 dot balls. The present record for most dot balls bowled  in IPL is credited to Praveen Kumar who  has bowled 1075 dot balls

Salient Stats of Match No 10 – Kolkata Vs Sunrisers at Kolkata on 14.04.18

B Kumar captured 3 for 26 in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 115 wickets in IPL and also 91 wickets representing Sunrisers Hyderabad. Hls tally of wickets in T20 games read 150.

Shakib Ul Hassan captured 2 for 21 in this game which fetched him a total of 299 wickets in T20 games. He needs one more wicket for his 300 T20 wickets. If he gets it, he would then become the fifth bowler in the  history of T20 games to capture 300 plus wickets. Others are – DJ Bravo {413}, SL Malinga {348}, SP Narine {321} and Shahid Afridi {300}

Shakib Ul Hassan’s run aggregate in T20 games read 4019 at the end this game and includes his 27 in this game. He reached 4000 runs when he was on 8 during his  knock of 27 in this game.

KN Willamson scored 50 in this game to provide the 22nd occasion of Sunrisers captain scoring a fifty in IPL. It is interesting to note that KN Willamson became  the second Sunrisers captain to score a fifty in IPL. DA Warner had scored 21 fifites as Sunrisers captain.

 

Salient Stats of Match No 03 – Bangalore vs Kolkata at Kolkata on 08.04.18

BB McCullum competed 9000 runs of his T20 career when he was on 8 during his knock of 43 in this game. His aggregate runs read 9035 at the end of this game. He became the second batsman to  score 9000 plus runs  in the history of T20 games after CH Gayle. CH Gayle has an aggregate of 11068 runs in T20 games.

BB McCullum became the first batsman in the history of T20 games to score 850 boundary fours. He neeed four boundary fours to reach the land mark. He scored six boundary fours in his knock of 43 in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 852 boundary fours.

V Kohli and RV Uthappa became the fifth and sixth cricketers to play 150 plus games in IPL. This game was the 150th game for both the cricketers. Others to appear in 150 plus games in IPL are – SK Raina {162}, MS Dhoni {160}. RG Sharma {160} and KD Karthik {153}

V Kohli became the first  cricketer in the history of IPL to appear in 150  games for a single team. All his 150 games were played representing Royal Challengers Bangalore.

AB de Villiers had an aggregate of 3473 runs in IPL prior to the start of this edition. He needed 27 more runs for his 3500 runs. He scored 44 runs in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 3517 runs. He beaome the tenth batsman to total 3500 plus  runs in IPL. Others to score 3500 plus runs in IPL are – SK Raina {4544}, V Kohli {4449}, RG Sharma {4222}, G Gambhir {4132}, DA Warner {4014}, RV Uthappa {3791}, CH Gayle {3626}, MS Dhoni {3566} and S Dhawan {3561}

AB de Villiers scored five boundary sixes in this game which fetched him an aggregate of 162 boundary sixes in IPL. He became the fifth batsman in the history of IPL to score 160 plus boundary sixes. Others are – CH Gayle {265}. RG Sharma {173}, SK Raina {173}, AB de Villiers {162}, DA Warner {160} and V Kohli {160}. V Kohli  joined this  elite list in this game. His lone boundary six in this game fetched him a total of 160 boundary sixes.

 

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