• - PC Valthaty with his 62 in this game has an aggregate of 438 runs in IPL 2011. He holds the record for most runs in IPL 2011. He went past CH Gayle who had a total of 436 runs.

     

    - PC Valthaty became the sixth batsman to total 400 plus runs in IPL 2011. Others are - CH Gayle {436}, V Sehwag {424}, SE Marsh {412}, SR Tendulkar {408} and V Kohli {402}. SE Marsh reaching the milestone in this game.

     

    - PC Valthaty scored six boundary fours in this game which gave him a total of 52 boundary fours in IPL 2011. He became the second batsman in IPL 2011 to score 50 plus boundary fours, the other being V Sehwag who has scored 51 fours. Thus PC Valthaty owns the record for most boundary fours in IPL 2011.

     

    - PC Valthaty's 62 in this game provide the 76th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011. His knock represents the ninth occasion of a Mohali batsman scoring a fifty and also represents his third fifty in IPL 2011.

     

    - PP Chawla's three wickets in this game gave him a total of 53

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  • 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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