New Delhi: A high-scoring match was decided in the final over again as Rajasthan Royals went past Deccan Chargers despite a target of 197, on Tuesday.
# Kumar Sangakkara and Shikhar Dhawan were associated in a first wicket stand of 94 - Deccan's highest against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL, surpassing the 61 between Adam Gilchrist and Herschelle Gibbs at Jaipur on May 9, 2008.
# Jean-Paul Duminy's magnificent unbeaten 58 off 26 balls is the highest individual innings for Deccan Chargers in the present competition.
# Duminy's above knock innings is his seventh fifty in the IPL.
# Rajasthan Royals are on top of the table with eight points in six games - four wins and two losses.
# Rajasthan Royals' magnificent win by 5 wickets is their seventh in eight matches against Deccan Chargers in the IPL - success % 87.50.
# Deccan Chargers have not recorded a victory as yet, losing all three in the present edition.
# Brad Hodge (48 not out of 21 balls) has registered a match-winning knock at an impressive strike rate of 228.57. The said innings is his highest for Rajasthan in the IPL.
# With 4352 runs at an average of 36.57 in 149 matches, Hodge is the leading run-scorer in Twenty20.
# Hodge has extended his world record by being adjudged the Man of the Match for the 18th time in Twenty20
# Deccan Chargers (196/2) have recorded their highest total in the IPL 5. The said total is their third highest in the IPL - their second best against Rajasthan Royals, next only to the 214 for five at Hyderabad (Deccan) on April 24, 2008.
# Rajasthan Royals' 197 for five is the joint third highest this year in the IPL - the highest being Chennai's 208 for five against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai on April 12.
# Rajasthan's above score is their second highest against Deccan - the highest is 217 for seven at Hyderabad on April 24, 2008.
# Shikhar Dhawan is the top run-getter for Deccan Chargers in the present tournament - 114 at an average of 38.00 in three matches.
# Dhawan's 52 off 43 balls is his ninth fifty overall in the IPL.
# Dhawan has amassed 514 runs (ave.34.26) in 17 matches for Deccan Charges in the IPL. His tally includes three fifties.
# Kumar Sangakkara (44 off 32 balls) has posted just one fifty in 15 matches for Deccan Chargers in the IPL - his runs tally being 416 at an average of 27.73.
# Christian and Duminy have shared a stand of 88 (unbroken) for the third wicket - Deccan's highest against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
# Amit Mishra (3/32) has taken his wickets' tally to 65 at an average of 18.70 in 47 matches in the IPL. Only Malinga (70) and RP Singh (66) have captured more wickets than Mishra.
# Rahul Dravid (42) has recorded his highest innings in the present IPL competition.
# Ajinkya Rahane (44) is the first batsman to complete 300 runs in the IPL 5 - 304 (ave.60.80) in six matches
# Amit Singh has conceded 55 runs without taking a wicket - the most by a bowler in the present tournament.