Pune Warriors beat Rajasthan Royals: Statistical highlights from the IPL match
Rahul Dravid played a captain's knock for Rajasthan while Rahul Sharma and Yuvraj Singh bowled out of their skins for Pune Warriors. At the end of the day though, Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa were tha gamechangers.
Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors
# After earning a dubious distinction of eleven losses in succession (an unwanted IPL record), Pune Warriors have recorded their first win at the IPL.
# Pune Warriors, after losing the first three games to Rajasthan Royals, have recorded their first win against them at the IPL - winning % 25.00.
# Pune have emulated their biggest win in terms of wickets - their first two wins by seven wickets being against Punjab on April 10, 2011 and against Chennai on April 14, 2012.
# Pune's seven-wicket triumph over Rajasthan Royals is their ninth in 33 matches (lost 23 and NR 1) - winning % 28.12.
# Thanks to Pune's win today, Delhi Daredevils remain the only team not to have won a single game in this year's IPL. They are placed at the bottom of the table.
# Rajasthan Royals' 145 for five is their second highest against Pune at the IPL - their highest being 170 for four at Jaipur on May 13, 2012.
# Rahul Dravid, with 136 runs at an average of 45.33 in three matches, is the top run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals in the present competition.
# Apart from the two fifties by Dravid, no other batsman has recorded a fifty for Rajasthan in the present competition.
# Dravid's eleventh fifty in Twenty20 is his ninth at the IPL.
# Ajinkya Rahane has the next best tally for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2013 - 94 runs at an average of 31.33 in three matches.
# Dravid (54 off 48 balls) has posted his fifth fifty for Rajasthan Royals at the IPL.
# Rahane and Dravid put on 81 for the second wicket - Rajasthan's second highest for any wicket against Pune Warriors at the IPL, next only to the 94 between Rahane and Shane Watson for the second wicket at Jaipur on May 13, 2012.
# Kusal Perera has recorded his third duck in Twenty20.
# Brad Hodge has extended his record for the highest run-aggregate to 5347 at an average of 36.62 in 182 matches in Twenty20.
# Yuvraj Singh has taken 58 wickets (including 26 at 23.23 runs apiece at
the IPL) at an average of 19.60 in 72 innings in Twenty20. His strike rate of 16.8 is quite impressive.
# Rahul Sharma, with 29 wickets at 21.72 runs apiece in 28 matches, is the top wicket-taker for Pune Warriors at the IPL. No other bowler has captured even 15 wickets for Pune.
# Robin Uthappa and Aaron Finch were involved in a stand of 58 for the first wicket - Pune's highest partnership for any wicket against Rajasthan at the IPL.
# Uthappa, with 744 runs at an average of 26.57 in 33 matches, is the top run-scorer for Pune at the IPL.
# Uthappa's overall averge at the IPL is almost the same - 1613 runs (ave.26.88) in 78 matches for Mumbai, Bangalore and Pune.
# Aaron Finch's innings is the highest by a Pune batsman in three matches at the IPL this year. Finch is the first Pune player to record a fifty this year.
# Finch's 64 off 53 balls is his first fifty in ten innings at the IPL for Delhi, Rajasthan and Pune.
# Finch, for the first time, has recorded three sixes in an IPL innings.
# Finch has become the second Pune batsman to register a fifty in a winning cause. Jesse Ryder had posted two fifties last year - 86 against Delhi and 73 not out against Chennai in Pune's wins.
# Finch has received his first Man of the Match award at the IPL.
# The first 13 matches at the IPL this year has witnessed 102 sixes.
# Eight sixes have been recorded in Pune's innings - the most by them against Rajasthan Royals at the IPL.
# James Faulkner (2/17) has produced his best bowling performance at the IPL.
# Sreesanth's economy rate is 14.25, conceding 38 runs off 2.4 overs. In three matches this year, he could claim just two wickets at an average of 40.50.