Here are the Statistical Highlights┬ from the Rajasthan vs Bangalore match:
# Rajasthan Royals' four-wicket win is their fifth in eleven games against RCB at the IPL 2013 - winning percentage 45.45 (lost six).
# Rajasthan Royals enjoy 100 percent record at the IPL 2013 at home, winning all five matches - one each against Bangalore, Mumbai, Kolkata, Punjab and Hyderabad.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore also enjoy 100 percent losing record away from home at the IPL 2013, losing all four.┬ However, they have won all six games this year at the IPL.
# Rajasthan Royals' 173 for six is the second highest successful chase at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - the highest is Rajasthan's 197 for five against Deccan Chargers on April 17, 2012.
# Rajasthan Royals' aforesaid total is the third highest successful chase at the IPL 2013.┬ Punjab had made 186 for three against Pune at Mohali on April 21 and Chennai 186 for five against Rajasthan at Chepauk on April 22.┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬ ┬
# RCB (171/6) have recorded their second highest score against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL - the highest being 189 for three at Jaipur on April 23, 2012.
# Sanju Samson (63 off 41 balls) has posted his maiden fifty in Twenty20. His previous highest was 41 not out off 38 balls for Kerala against Odisha at Indore on March 29, 2013 (Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy).
# Samson has received his first Man of the Match award at the IPL.
# Chris Gayle has extended his record for the highest run-aggregate at the IPL 2013 - 484 runs at an average of 80.66 in ten matches.
# Shane Watson (3/22) has produced his best bowling performance against RCB at the IPL. The said performance is his best at the IPL 2013.
# James Faulkner is the first bowler to concede three sixes on his birthday at the IPL. He has conceded 22 runs - the 20th over bowled for Rajasthan Royals.
# Samson, at 18 years 169 days, is the youngest batsman to record a fifty at the IPL, eclipsing Shreevats Goswami (19 years and 1 day) for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Delhi Daredevils at Bangalore on May 19, 2008.
# Samson and Watson have added 68 for the third wicket - Rajasthan's second highest against Bangalore, next only to the 104 between Graeme Smith and Watson at Bangalore on April 26, 2008.
# Virat Kohli is the ninth player to amass 2000 runs at the IPL - 2005 at an average of 29.92 in 87 games, joining Suresh Raina (2450), Gautam Gambhir (2373), Chris Gayle (2288), Rohit Sharma (2249), Sachin Tendulkar (2195), Jacques Kallis (2139), Virender Sehwag (2079) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2035).
# Faulkner became the first bowler to concede 40 runs without capturing a wicket on birthday at the IPL.
# Faulkner has equalled Ashish Nehra's tally of taking two catches on birthday at the IPL.┬ Nehra had accomplished the feat for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 29, 2008.
# Shane Watson took his run-aggregate for Rajasthan Royals to 1556┬ ┬ at an average of 42.05 in 46 matches, extending his record at the IPL.┬ Rahul Dravid (1049) and Yusuf Pathan (1011) are the next two in the list for Rajasthan at the IPL.
# Watson remains the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs or more apart from maintaining an average of 40-plus for Rajasthan at the IPL.
# Watson became the first Rajasthan batsman and the sixth overall to complete 300 runs at the IPL 2013 - 314 at an average of 52.33 in seven games.
# Watson has recorded 12 sixes - the most by a Rajasthan player at the IPL 2013.
# Vinay Kumar is the first bowler to take 15 wickets (ave.20.60) in ten matches for Bangalore at the IPL 2013.
Story first published on: Monday, 29 April 2013 21:25 IST