It was a clear message to the play-off opposition - Chennai Super Kings - from Mumbai Indians. A 10-wicket win with the highest opening-stand ever in the Indian Premier League, against Rajasthan Royals showed Mumbai Indians are ready to play the eliminator round. A statistical look at their resounding win in Jaipur on Sunday.
# Lasith Malinga has captured 22 wickets at 14.04 runs apiece in 13 matches - the most by a Mumbai bowler in the IPL 2012.
# The four leading wicket-takers in the IPL 2012 are Morne Morkel (25), Sunil Narine (22), Lasith Malinga (22) and Vinay Kumar (19).
# Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar were associated in a stand of 163 for the first wicket - Mumbai Indians' highest in the IPL.
# The above partnership is the second highest for Mumbai Indians in the IPL - the highest is 167 (unbroken) between Herschelle Gibbs and Rohit Sharma for the second wicket against Kolkata at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on May 12, 2012.
# The above partnership is actually is the highest opening stand in the IPL, eclipsing the 159 between Michael Hussey and Murali Vijay for Chennai Super Kings against Bangalore at Chennai on May 28, 2011.
# The said partnership is the fifth highest for any wicket in the IPL.
# The above stand is the highest by any pair for any wicket against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
# Mumbai Indians have won five and lost four out of nine contested against Rajasthan Royals - success % 54.54.
# Rajasthan Royals have lost two matches by ten wickets in the IPL - one each to Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bangalore on March 18, 2010 and Mumbai Indians at Jaipur on May 20, 2012.
# Rajasthan Royals have won seven and lost nine out of 16 contested in the IPL 2012.
# Delhi Daredevils (22 points), Kolkata Knight Riders (21), Mumbai Indians (20) and Chennai Super Kings (17) are the top four teams in the present competition.
# Mumbai Indians' excellent ten-wicket victory is their biggest in terms of wickets in the IPL.
# Mumbai Indians became the third team to record ten victories or more in the IPL 2012, joining Delhi (11) and Kolkata (10).
# Sachin Tendulkar's 12th half-century in the IPL is his second in the present tournament.
# Tendulkar's unbeaten 58 off 51 balls is his 15th fifty in Twenty20.Â He has completed his 300 runs in the present competition, totalling 313 at an average of 31.30 in 12 games.
# Sachin Tendulkar became the third batsman to amass 2,000 runs or more in the IPL, aggregating 2036 at an average of 38.41 in 63 matches.
# Suresh Raina (2154), Sachin Tendulkar (2036) and Gautam Gambhir (2031) are the leading run-getters in the IPL overall.
# Dhawal Kulkarni (3/18) has recorded his best bowling figures in Twenty20.
# Shane Watson has averaged 42.50 in the IPL 5, totalling 255 runs in seven innings, including two fifties.Â The said average is the highest by a Rajasthan batsman in the IPL 5.
# Ajinkya Rahane (560), Rahul Dravid (462) and Owais Shah (340) are the three leading run-getters for Rajasthan in the IPL 5.
# Chris Gayle (733), Shikhar Dhawan (569), Ajinkya Rahane (560) and Gautam Gambhir (556) are the leading run-scorers in the IPL 2012.
# Dwayne Smith (87 not out off 58 balls) has posted his highest score for Mumbai Indians in the IPL - his maiden fifty.
# Smith has got his tenth Man of the Match award in Twenty20.