Rajasthan Royals' good form continued into their match against Pune Warriors. Such was the impact of their win that it left Sourav Ganguly's side out of contention for the play-off's of the Indian Premier League. A statistical look at Tuesday's match.
# Rajasthan Royals have won six and lost six out of twelve contested in the IPL 5.
# Rajasthan's tally of 12 points is the fourth highest in the present competition - the top three teams being Kolkata (17), Delhi (16) and Mumbai (14).
# Rajasthan Royals have won both their games against Pune Warriors in the IPL 2012.
# Pune Warriors became the first team to lose 9 games in the IPL 2012 (won four).Â With eight points, they are placed eighth in the Points table.
# Shaun Tait has bowled brilliantly to take threeÂ Â wickets, conceding 13 runs - his best IPL performance till date.
# Tait has captured 21 wickets at an average of 20.09 in 14 matches for Rajasthan in the IPL.Â His strike rate of 15.4 is reasonably good.
# Tait has completed his 100 wickets in Twenty20 - 102 at an average of 20.83 in 76 matches.
# Sourav Ganguly has been an inconsistent performer for Pune Warriors in the IPL overall, aggregating 311 at an average of 20.73 in 17 matches.
# Ganguly is averaging 20.07 in the IPL 5 - 261 runs in 13 innings - his strike rate being 100.77.
# Steven Smith has completed his 300 runs in the present competition - 301 at an average of 37.62 in 13 matches.
# Smith's aforesaid tally is exceeded only by Robin Uthappa for Pune Warriors in the IPL 5 - 353 runs at an average of 29.41 in 13 matches.
# Pune's dismal performance so far in the IPL 5 is due to the batting of their main players.Â Only five fifties have been recorded by them till date - two each by Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa and one by Manish Pandey.
# Ajinkya Rahane has recorded his 8th duck in Twenty20.
# Rahane's second duck in the present competition is his fourth in the IPL
# Rahul Dravid's aggregate of 393 (ave.32.75) in 12 matches is the second highest for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 5, next only to Rahane's 463 (ave.46.30).
# Shane Watson (90 not out off 51 balls) has posted his highest innings in the IPL, bettering the 89 not out against Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on May 20, 2011.
# Watson's unbeaten 90 is the highest individual innings by any batsman against Pune Warriors in the IPL, surpassing Virender Sehwag's 87 not out off 48 balls for Delhi Daredevils at Pune on April 24, 2012.
# Watson is the fourth Rajasthan batsman after Ajinkya
Rahane, Naman Ojha and Graeme Smith to register an innings in the nineties in the IPL.
# Watson's aforesaid innings is his eighth fifty for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL - his aggregate being 1121 at an average of 41.51 in 35 matches.
# Watson's aforesaid tally is the highest for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.