Ajinkya Rahane registers 10th score over fifty in IPL

Ajinkya Rahane's knock of 59 from 53 balls was his 18th fifty in T20s. His innings guided Rajasthan Royals to a four-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.

Updated: April 19, 2014 13:02 IST
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Ajinkya Rahane's fifty meant he now has ten innings of fifty-plus scores for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. It was also the joint slowest innings by a Rajasthan batsman in the IPL. Rahane's highest individual score is 103 not out against Bangalore in the 2012 edition. Here are some of the other major highlights from the match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad:

# Rajasthan Royals have won three and lost one out of four contested against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL - success rate 75 %. (Backed my instincts: Rahane)

# Rahane has got his sixth Man of the Match award in Twenty20. (Rajasthan beat Hyderabad)

# Shikhar Dhawan took his runs' tally to 349 runs at an average of 38.77 in 11 matches - the highest tally for Sunrisers at the IPL. (Highlights)

# Dhawan, having played 99 games, is all set to play his 100th game in Twenty20. (Scorecard)

# Dhawal Kulkarni has completed his 50 wickets in T20 - his tally being 51 wickets at an average of 27.03 in 54 matches.

# Kane William Richardson is the second Rajasthan fielder to take three catches in an innings at the IPL. Johan Botha was the first to accomplish the feat - vs Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad on April 9, 2011.

# Rahane and Binny were involved in a stand of 77 for the fourth wicket - Rajasthan's highest for any wicket vs Hyderabad at the IPL.

# Pravin Tambe, at 42 years 192 days, is the oldest player to have appeared in an IPL game, ousting Brad Hogg who had played his last IPL game at the age of 42 years 86 days last year for the Rajasthan Royals.

# Rajasthan Royals' success percentage of 64.58 while chasing is the highest at the IPL.

(Stats courtesy Rajesh Kumar)

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