Although many would be tempted to call it a team-effort, most in the end would agree that AB de Villiers' 17-ball 47 was the cornerstone of Royal Challengers Bangalore's 5-wicket win against Deccan Chargers on Sunday. A statistical look at the thrilling match.
# Deccan Chargers became the second side after Pune Warriors to lose eight games in the IPL 2012.
# Deccan Chargers, with five points in eleven matches, are placed at the bottom of the Points table.
# Tillakaratne Dilshan (71 off 54 balls) has posted his second half-century for Bangalore in the IPL 2012.
# Dilshan is enjoying an average of 50.66 in four matches in the IPL 2012 - 152 in four innings, including two fifties,
# During his innings of 26 off 22 balls, Gayle has completed his 1500 runs in the IPL, aggregating 1504 at an average of 45.57 in 38 matches.
# Gayle's tally of 31 sixes is the highest in the IPL 5.
# Gayle is the first batsman to register 100 sixes (101) in the IPL. His tally of 253 sixes is also a record in Twenty20.
# Rahane (463), Sehwag (445), Gayle (433) and Gambhir (421) are the top run-scorers in the IPL 2012.
# Bangalore have won five and lost five out of eleven played in the IPL 5 (NR 1).
# Shikhar Dhawan (73 not out off 52 balls) has posted his third half-century in the IPL 2012.
# Dhawan's above knock is his third fifty in the present competition - his 11th in the IPL.
# Dhawan has amassed 375 runs at an average of 41.66 in ten games in the present competition - the most for Deccan.
# With 337 runs at an average of 48.14 in eight games, Cameron White is the second highest run-getter for Deccan Chargers in the IPL 2012.
# Virat Kohli has performed below average in the IPL 5, totalling 201 runs at an average of 20.10 in eleven games.
# Amit Mishra has taken his wickets tally to 69 at an average of 20.13 in 54 matches.Â Just three bowlers have captured more wickets than Mishra in the IPL - Lasith Malinga (81), Piyush Chawla (71) and RP Singh (71).
# Abraham de Villiers' (47 not out off 17 balls) has recorded an excellent strike rate of 276.47 - the highest in the IPL 5 (minimum 30 runs).
# Abraham de Villiers' run-aggregate of 292 (ave.48.66) in ten matches is the second highest for Bangalore after Chris Gayle (433).
# Abraham de Villiers' outstanding strike rate of 171.76 in the IPL 5 is the highest.
# Abraham de Villiers has got his 11th Man of the Match award in Twenty20.