Jaipur: The statistical highlights from Match 8 of IPL 5 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur.
# Ashok Menaria (40 off 30 balls) has recorded his highest innings for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
# Menaria's performance has not been upto the mark, averaging just 20.00 for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL while aggregating 220 runs in 15 matches - the strike rate being 118.91.
# Manoj Tiwary (59 off 49 balls) posted the only fifty of the match - his fourth for Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL.
# Tiwary's run-aggregate of 655 at an average of 36.38 in 30 matches is the second highest for Kolkata in the IPL, behind the 1031 (ave.28.63) in 40 matches by Sourav Ganguly.
# Rajasthan Royals' deserving 22-run win is their fourth in nine matches against Kolkata at the IPL. Kolkata have also won four games against Rajasthan while the reminaing game produced a tie.
# Rajasthan Royals became the first side to have won both their matches in the present competition.
# Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to lose both their games in the current edition of the IPL.
# Brad Hodge took his runs' tally in Twenty20 to 4291 at an average of 36.05 in 146 matches. His tally includes two centuries and 29 fifties. He has set a record for the highest run-aggregate in Twenty20, surpassing David Hussey's tally of 4283 at an average of 31.72 in 172 games.
# Hodge has averaged 31.76 in the IPL, aggregating 826 runs in 35 matches, including five fifties.
# Hodge and Menaria shared a stand of 64 for the fourth wicket - Rajasthan's highest against Kolkata. The said stand is the second highest for Rajasthan for the fourth wicket, next only to the 65 between Yusuf Pathan and Shane Watson against Chennai at Mumbai on June 1, 2008.
# Brett Lee (2/29) recorded his best bowling performance for Kolkata at the IPL.
# Lee (25 off 11 balls) posted his highest innings for Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL.
# Kevon Cooper bowled superbly, taking 3 for 28. With seven wickets at 7.71 runs apiece, he is the top wicket-taker in the present competition.
# Hodge has set a record for receiving his 17th Man of the Match award - the most by a player in Twenty20. Chris Gayle and Azhar Mahmood have 16 MOM awards to their credit.
# Hodge has got four MOM awards in the IPL.