IPL Stats: James Faulkner becomes the top wicket-taker in IPL 2013

After James Faulkner bagged five wickets, Shane Watson scored a blistering 98 to take Rajasthan to an 8-wicket victory over Hyderabad in Jaipur on Saturday.

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Last updated on Sunday, 28 April, 2013 01:03 IST
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Statistical highlights from the match

# Rajasthan Royals have won five and lost three out of eight played at the IPL 2013.

# Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost four and won five out of nine contested at the IPL 2013.

# James Faulkner, with 16 wickets at 7.75 runs apiece in six matches, is the top wicket-taker at the IPL 2013.

# Faulkner is the first bowler to bag 15 wickets or more at the IPL 2013.

# Kevon Cooper, with 10 wickets at an average of 22.00 in seven matches has the next best tally for Rajasthan in the present competition.

# Faulkner's outstanding figures of 5 for 20 are the second best by a Rajasthan bowler at the IPL, next only to Sohail Tanvir's 6 for 14 against Chennai at Jaipur on May 4, 2008. Tanvir and Faulkner are the only two bowlers to have captured five wickets in an IPL innings for Rajasthan.

# Faulkner is the first bowler to bag five wickets in an innings at the IPL 2013, outstripping the four for 13 by Sunil Narine for Kolkata against Delhi at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in the inaugural game.

# Faulkner, thanks to his first five-wicket haul in Twenty20, has completed his 50 wickets in this format - 54 wickets at an average of 18.59 in 40 games.

# Faulkner is the third bowler to capture five wickets in a losing cause in the IPL history, joining Sunil Narine and Munaf Patel.

# Faulkner has got his second Man of the Match award at the IPL.

# Shikhar Dhawan has recorded his fourth duck in Twenty20 - his third at the IPL - one each against Rajasthan, Chennai and Punjab.

# Kumar Sangakkara, since posting 82 off 52 balls against Pune Warriors at Cuttack on May 1, 2012 is without a fifty in twelve IPL innings.

# Sangakkara is averaging 14.66 in the present competition - 88 in six innings.

# Darren Sammy (60 off 41 balls) has posted his highest score at the IPL - his maiden fifity in Twenty20.

# Sammy's aforesaid innings is the second highest for Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL, next only to the 63 not out by Shikhar Dhawan against Chennai at Chennai on April 25.

# Sammy and Mishra were involved in a stand of 58 for the seventh wicket - Sunrisers Hyderabad's highest at the IPL. The said partnership is their second highest for any wicket, next only to the 80 for the fourth wicket between Cameron White and Thisara Perera against RCB at Bangalore on April 9, 2013.

# Rahul Dravid has overtaken Yusuf Pathan's tally of 1011 (26.60) in 43 matches for Rajasthan at the IPL. Dravid is the third batsman to have completed 1000 runs for Rajasthan at the IPL - 1027 (ave.30.20) in 36 matches. Only Shane Watson has managed more runs for Rajasthan at the IPL - 1515 (ave.42.08) in 45 matches.

# Dravid's overall IPL aggregate is 1925 (ave.28.30) in 79 matches.

# Shane Watson (98 not out off 53 balls) has recorded his tenth fifty at the IPL apart from a hundred.

# Watson, with 273 runs at an average of 54.60 in six matches, is the top run-getter for Rajasthan at the IPL 2013

# Watson's superb innings is the joint fourth highest for Rajasthan at the IPL, next only to Ajinkya Rahane's 103 not out vs Bangalore at Bangalore on April 15, 2012, Shane Watson's 101 vs Chennai at Chennai on April 22, 2013 and Yusuf Pathan's 100 vs Mumbai Indians at Mumbai (BS) on March 13, 2010.

# Watson and Dravid were involved in a stand of 74 for the second wicket - Rajasthan's second highest for any wicket at the IPL 2013 - the highest being 81 for the second wicket between Rahane and Dravid against Pune at Pune on April 11.

Story first published on: Saturday, 27 April 2013 19:59 IST

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