• MJ Lumb scored zero in this game to provide the 15th occasion of an opening batsman scoring duck in IPL 2011.

     

    JP Duminy was stumped by AT Rayudu in this game providing the 21st occasion of a batsman stumped in IPL 2011. His dismissal in this game provide the 99th occasion of a batsman stumped in IPL.

     

    KC Sangakkara's lone catch in this game gave him his 32nd catch in IPL. He now holds the record for most catches in IPL. AC Gilchrist is close behind with 29 catches to his
    credit. KC Sangakkara's aggregate dismissals at the end of this game stood at 41. AC Gilchrist with 47 dismissals is ahead of him.

     

    KA Pollard was playing his 100th T20 game when he appeared in this game for Mumbai Indians. Other cricketers to appear in 100 plus T20 games are - JA Morkel {150}, DJ Hussey {144}, BJ Hodge {125}, HH Gibbs {113}, LRPL Taylor {112}, SB Styris {111}, BB McCullum {110}, DA Warner {103}, DPMD Jayawardene {101}, DP Nannes {102} and AC Thomas {100}.

     

    SL Malinga's lone wicket in this game

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  • Well begun is half done goes the well known adage. These are very early days but at least Duncan Fletcher has made the right initial moves. At his first press conference since taking over as India coach the 62-year-old former Zimbabwe captain came across as someone who knows his job and is looking forward eagerly to taking charge. That is, in a manner of speaking for Fletcher who coached England for eight years made it clear that his approach would be amiable rather than dictatorial much like his predecessor Gary Kirsten.

     

    It is now becoming clear why Kirsten recommended Fletcher for the role for in outlook and method there is a lot of similarity between the two. One remembers when Kirsten took over three years ago he also made the right moves by saying and doing the right things. The affable South African was a welcome change from the autocratic Greg Chappell and it was hoped that in the happy and amiable atmosphere great things could be achieved. Well, as subsequent events

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  • YK Pathan became the second batsman in IPL to score seventy plus sixes after AC Gilchrist. YK Pathan's 70th six was his first six of his innings of A Mithun. At the end of this game he has scored 72 sixes. AC Gilchrist has scored 71 sixes. Thus YK Pathan holds the record for most sixes in IPL with 72 sixes to his credit.

     

    YK Pathan scored his tenth six in IPL 2011 when he hit CH Gayle for his second six of his innings. He became the 17th batsman to score ten or more sixes in IPL 2011.

     

    YK Pathan was playing his 50th innings in IPL in this game. He became the eighth batsman to play 50 plus innings in IPL. Others are - AC Gilchrist {57}, SK Raina {56}, JH Kallis {54}, RG Sharma {53}, Yuvraj Singh {53}, G Gambhir {51} and V Sehwag {50}. JH Kallis's and G Gambhir's figures include the innings they played in this game.

     

    Rain interrupted the game when Kolkata score card read 69 for 3. The game was stopped at 4.57 PM and was resumed at 6.15 PM - a total of 78 minutes were lost. The game

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