Deccan Chargers' win against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday was more of a triumph for another team - Chennai Super Kings. The visitors in Hyderabad lost by 9 runs to clear the way for MS Dhoni and his side to find a spot in the play-offs. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Deccan Chargers' magnificent nine-run win is their sixth in eleven games over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL - success % 54.54.
# For the first time, Deccan Chargers have won two consecutive games at Hyderabad in the IPL.
# Deccan Chargers have won four and lost eleven out of 15 played in the IPL 5 (NR 1) and finished eighth in the Points table.
# Deccan Chargers have won three matches by less than 10 runs in the IPL - by 6 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Johannesburg on May 24, 2009; by 6 runs against Kings XI Punjab at Cuttack on March 19, 2010 and by 9 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad on May 20, 2012.
# Deccan Chargers have won two successive games for the first time in the IPL 2012 - by 5 wickets on May 18 and by 9 runs on May 20 - both at Hyderabad.
# Jean-Paul Duminy (74 off 53 balls) has recorded his highest score in the IPL - his eighth fifty in the IPL.
# Duminy's previous best was 62 against Chennai at Port Elizabeth on May 16, 2009 in the IPL.
# Duminy has batted quite well to average 81.33 in the present competition - the highest in the IPL 2012.Â He has aggregated 244 runs, including two fifties, in nine innings, six times not out.
# Duminy and Parthiv Patel added 71 for the fifth wicket - Deccan's highest partnership against Bangalore in the IPL.
# Shikhar Dhawan is the leading run-scorer for Deccan Charges in the IPL 2012, aggregating 569 at an average of 40.64 in 15 matches.Â His aggregate includes five fifties.
# Dhawan's above tally is a record for Deccan Chargers in an IPL competition in the IPL.
# Dhawan's aggregate is the second highest in the IPL 2012, behind Chris Gayle's 733 at an average of 61.08 in 15 matches.
# Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are the top four teams in the IPL. Â
# Chris Gayle's tally of 59 sixes is a new record in an IPL tournament.Â His splendid strike rate of 160.74 is the highest in the IPL 2012 (minimum 500 runs).
# Vinay Kumar (3/22) has recorded his best bowling performance in the IPL 2012. The said performance is Vinay's second best in the IPL, next only to the 4 for 40 against Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore on March 23, 2010. Â
# Vinay Kumar has taken 19 wickets at 25.26 runs apiece in 15 games - the most by a Bangalore bowler in the IPL 5.
# The three leading wicket-takers for Bangalore in the present competition are - Vinay Kumar (19), Zaheer Khan (17) and Muttiah Muralitharan (15).
# Dale Steyn (3/8) has recorded his best bowling performance in the IPL.
# Dale Steyn's wickets' tally of 18 at an average of 15.83 in 12 matches is the highet by a Deccan bowler in the IPL 2012.
# Steyn has received four Man of the Match awards in the IPL, including three in the present tournament.
# Ashish Reddy (3/25) has recorded his best bowling performance in Twenty20.
# Jean-Paul Duminy is the fourth fielder to take three catches in an innings for Deccan Chargers in the IPL, joining RP Singh, Bodapati Sumanth and Rohit Sharma.