• - MR Marsh captured 4 for 25 in this game providing the seventh occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in IPL 2011 and 36th such occasion in IPL.

     

    - MR Marsh's 4 for 25 in this game provide the 16th occasion of an overseas bowler capturing four or more wickets in IPL.

     

    - His figures in this game provide the second occasion of a Pune bowler capturing four or more wickets in IPL. The other occasion was Yuvraj Singh's 4 for 29 vs Delhi at Mum-DYP on 17.04.11. Thus, Marsh's 4 for 25 represent the best bowling figures by a Pune bowler in IPL.

     

    - MR Marsh's 4 for 25 represent the eighth occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets against Hyderabad in IPL.

     

    - SC Ganguly was playing his first match in IPL 2011 edition and 41st match in IPL.  He played for Kolkata in the first three editions of IPL and in this edition he is representing Pune Warriors.

     

    - PP Ojha with his lone wicket in this game has an aggregate of 57 wickets in IPL. He now shares the second place

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  • V Sehwag of Delhi has scored 424 runs in IPL 2011 from eleven matches. He has scored one hundred and two fifties. He also earned the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score 50 boundary fours in IPL 2011. He has scored 51 boundary fours. He has scored 18 boundary sixes.

    CH Gayle of Bangalore has scored 26 boundary sixes from five games.  He became the first batsman to score 25 or more boundary sixes in IPL 2011. ST Jayasuriya of Mumbai {31}, SE Marsh of Mohali {26} and YK Pathan of Jaipur {25} have scored 25 or more boundary sixes. AC Gilchrist of Hyderabad had the distinction of scoring 29 boundary sixes in IPL 2010. RV Uthappa of Bangalore {27} and M Vijay of Chennai {26} had scored 25 or more boundary sixes in IPL 2009.

    At the end of Game Number 52 in the ongoing edition the following batsmen have scored 50 plus sixes in IPL – AC Gilchrist {70}: YK Pathan {69}: SK Raina {68}: Yuvraj Singh {66}: RG Sharma {63}: V Sehwag {60} and CH Gayle {52}.
     

    SK Raina {1695} and SR

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  • Most of us watching the Delhi Daredevils take on the Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad, described the proceedings to be nothing short of being terribly bizarre. I, for one, had never witnessed something so awfully awkward, at least till this one – Delhi Daredevils spinner Yogesh Nagar got a wicket, the on-field umpire checked with the third-umpire if Yogesh had overstepped and he was spot on. Yogesh had indeed overstepped the line and hence it wasn't a legal delivery. The batsman got a reprieve. Of course, there's nothing out of the ordinary about this. But the same sequence was repeated after just a couple of deliveries—another wicket, another referral and another reprieve. Obviously the on-field umpire got it right on both occasions with regards to his suspicion that Yogesh may have overstepped. But that, for me, opened a can of worms.

     

    While it's always good to ask for assistance from the third-umpire to get an accurate decision, I'm a little wary about this particular incident. How

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