Raina becomes first batsman to get past 650 runs in IPL

May 3rd, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Johannesburg, May 3 (IANS) Suresh Raina with his flamboyant 32 in Chennai Super Kings’ 18-run win Saturday over Delhi Daredevils has become the first batsman to score more than 650 runs in both the editions of the IPL.
Raina is the second highest run getter in the second edition of the IPL with 232 runs from six matches and has a total of 653 from both the editions at an average of 38.41 in 22 matches. Deccan Chargers skipper Adam Gilchrist’s is second with 646 from 20 games at an average of 34.

The following are the other statistical highlights of Saturday night’s match at the Wanderers between Super Kings and Delhi Daredevils:

Abraham de Villiers has posted his fifth duck in Twenty20.

In the IPL, De Villiers has recorded two ducks in the IPL - both against Chennai. In the first edition, he had posted a first-ball duck at Feroz Shah Kotla.

Shadab Jakati, playing in only his second IPL game, has captured four wickets for 24 runs - his best ever bowling performance in Twenty20.

Dirk Nannes (3/27) has produced his best bowling performance in the IPL, obliterating the 2 for 16 against Deccan Chargers at Centurion Park on April 30, 2009.

In Twenty20, Nannes has bowled superbly so far, capturing 44 wickets at 16.04 in 28 matches, including three four-wicket hauls.

Badrinath (45 off 34 balls) has posted his highest score in the 2009 edition, outstripping the 29 against Rajasthan at Centurion Park. Thanks to this knock, Badrinath has improved his batting average slightly in the 2009 edition - 89 in five innings at an average of 17.80.

Ashish Nehra (3/27) has recorded his best bowling figures in the second edition of the IPL, surpassing the 2 for 30 against Deccan Chargers at Centurion Park. He is the most successful bowler for Delhi Daredevils in the second edition of the IPL, capturing 9 wickets (ave.16.33) in five games.

Chennai Super Kings recorded their second victory in four games against Delhi Daredevils. Last year, Chennai Super Kings had won by four wickets against Delhi Daredevils at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

Chennai posted their third win in 7 games in the 2009 edition. With 7 points in seven games, they are now placed at fourth position behind Deccan Chargers, Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.

De Villiers became the second fielder to take three catches in the 2009 edition of the IPL. Piyush Chawla (Kings XI Punjab) had performed the feat against Bangalore at Durban, May 1,2009.

Gambhir has averaged just 13.80 in the second edition of the IPL - 69 in six innings.

Warner and Karthik put on 74 for the fourth wicket, Delhi Daredevils’ second best for the fourth wicket in the IPL, next only to the 79 between Dilshan and Karthik against Deccan Chargers at Centurion Park on April 30, 2009.

Warner registered his third fifty in Twenty20.

Dinesh Karthik (52 off 31 balls) posted his second IPL fifty - his first was 56 not out off 32 balls against Mumbai at Delhi last year.

Sudeep Tyagi (2/18) has produced his best bowling figures in the IPL.

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