• Shariar Nafees and Mushfiqur Rahim scored 56 and 81 not out in this game respectively providing the 216th and 217th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring fifties in one day games. These knocks provide the 11th and 12th occasion of Bangladesh batsman scoring fifties against Bangladesh.

    Mushfiqur Rahim scored 81 not out in this game providing the 15th occasion of a Bangladesh wicket keeper scoring fifties in one day games. His knock represents his eighth one day fifty and with it he holds the record for most fifties by a Bangladesh wicket keeper in one day games. He went past Khaled Mashud's seven fifties which was the previous record.

    Mushfiqur Rahim's 81 not out in this game represent the second fifty by a Bangladesh wicket keeper against Australia. The other occasion was Khaled Mashud's 71 not out at
    Canterbury on 30.06.05. Thus Mushfiqur Rahim's 81 not out represent the highest individual score by a Bangladesh wicket keeper against Australia.

    SR Watson scored 185 not out in this

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  • JH Kallis scored 54 in this game which represents his 12th fifty in IPL. He holds the record for most fifties in IPL.

    JH Kallis's 54 in this game represent his 19th fifty in T20 games. He became the fourth batsman to score 19 or more fifties in T20 games. Others are – BJ Hodge {25}: HH Gibbs {19} and DJ Hussey {19}.

    JH Kallis’s 54 in this game represent his 19th half century in T20 games. He became the second batsman to score 19 or more fifties in T20 games.  BJ Hodge is the other batsman to score 23 half centuries.

    JH Kallis pouched four catches in this game providing the 24th occasion of a fieldman taking four or more catches in T20 games.  His effort makes him the third fieldsman to take four catches in IPL. Others are – SR Tendulkar of Mumbai vs Kolkata at Mumbai on 16.05.08 and DA Warner of Delhi vs Jaipur at Delhi on 31.03.10.

    With two wickets in this game, A Mishra took his aggregate of wickets to 76 in this game. He became the 31st bowler to capture 75 plus wickets in T20

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  • There have been instances in the past when the Indian
    cricket captain has been the total, complete and absolute leader, the
    undisputed master of all he surveyed. The cases of Ajit Wadekar in the early
    70s, Sunil Gavaskar in the late 70s and early 80s, Md Azharuddin in the early
    and mid 90s and Sourav Ganguly in the early years of the new millennium come
    immediately to mind. But no one has been in a more undisputed position than the
    present incumbent.

     

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni can do no wrong. He can walk on water
    or climb Mount Everest without oxygen. The cynics might still say he is lucky
    and that he has too many things in his favour. But then don't all successful
    captains have more than their share of good fortune? And after all did not
    Richie Benaud one of the greatest of all leaders point out that captaincy is
    ten percent skill and ninety per cent luck? Without that all-important element
    of good fortune even the shrewdest captains have seen their grandiose plans and
    elaborate

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