Cape Town: Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Deccan Chargers and Bangalore Royal Challengers.
Gilchrist is the first batsman from Deccan Chargers to make 500 runs in the IPL -- 520 at an average of 34.66 in 16 games, including one century and four fifties. Gilchrist's MOM award was his third in IPL. The leading six batsmen so far in the IPL are Shaun Marsh (616), Gambhir (549), Sanath Jayasuriya (540), Gilchrist (520), Rahul Dravid (505) and Rohit Sharma (492). Gilchrist (71 off 45 balls) recorded his best innings against Bangalore Royal Challengers, surpassing the 46 off 37 balls in Hyderabad on May 25, 2008. Gilchrist's knock is his second best in the IPL -- his highest being an unbeaten 109 off 47 balls in Mumbai on April 27, 2008. Gilchrist is now the first to make 500 runs as a wicketkeeper. Twelve sixes were recorded in Deccan's total, the most number by the team in an innings, surpassing the 11 against Mumbai in Mumbai last year. Deccan Chargers have now recorded 108 sixes in the IPL, the most by any team, obliterating Kings XI Punjab's tally of 106 sixes. Rohit Sharma posted his fifth fifty in the IPL. He has taken his IPL tally to 492 at an average of 41 in 15 matches. Deccan Chargers have now won four matches out of 16 contested by them in the IPL. Deccan have won two IPL games in succession for the first time -- by 8 wickets against Kolkata in Cape Town on April 19, 2009 and by 24 runs against Bangalore at Cape Town on April 22, 2009. Deccan Chargers (184 for 6) recorded the highest score in the second edition of the IPL, bettering Chennai's 179 for five against Bangalore at Port Elizabeth on April 20, 2009. The match produced 344 runs for loss of 14 wickets --the highest in second edition of IPL, eclipsing the 311 for 14 wickets between Chennai and Mumbai in Cape Town on April 18. Deccan Chargers posted their first victory against Bangalore Royal Challengers in three IPL games. In the last edition, Deccan Chargers had lost both their games. Both Bangalore and Deccan now share the record for losing most games (12) in the IPL. Kevin Pietersen produced his best bowling performance, eclipsing the 1/14 against Chennai at Port Elizabeth on April 20, 2009. Jesse Ryder has recorded his second successive duck, joining Ricky Ponting, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag, who had earned the dubious distinction in the first edition. Virat Kohli posted his maiden fifty, surpassing the 38 off 29 balls against Hyderabad in Bangalore on May 3, 2008.