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IPL Match 61: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2011: Match No 61: Kochi Tuskers Kerala vs Rajasthan Royals at Indore on 15.05.11: Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by eight wickets

 

Kochi won this game by eight wickets with 76 balls to spare providing the second largest win with most number of balls to spare in IPL. The record for this category is credited to Mumbai who won the game against Kolkata at Mumbai on 16.05.08 with 87 balls to spare

 

Kochi's win by eight wickets with 76 balls to spare in this game provide the third occasion of a team winning a game with 50 plus balls remaining in IPL. The other two wins are - Mumbai winning the game against Kolkata at Mumbai on 16.05.08 with 87 balls to spare and Bangalore winning the game against Jaipur at Bangalore on 18.03.10 with 56 balls to spare.

BJ Hodge captured 4 for 13 in this game providing the 40th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in IPL. He became the second Kochi bowler to capture four or more wickets in IPL after RP Singh. RP Singh had returned with figures of 4 for 25 against Mohali at Indore on 13.05.11. Thus BJ Hodge's 4 for 13 in this game represent the best bowling figures by a Kochi bowler in IPL.

BJ Hodge became the third bowler to capture four or more wickets against Jaipur in IPL. Others are -   5 for 05 by A Kumble of Bangalore at Cape Town on 18.04.09 and 4 for 21 by L Balaji of Chennai at Centurion on 30.04.09.

 

Jaipur's 97 in this game provide the 13th occasion of a team dismissed all out for less than 100 runs in IPL. Jaipur has the dubious distinction of being all out for less than 100 runs on most occasions in IPL - four. The four occasions are - 58 vs Bangalore at Cape Town on 18.04.09, 81 vs Kolkata at Kolkata on 17.04.11, 92 vs Bangalore at Bangalore on 18.03.10 and 97 vs Kochi at Indore on 15.05.11

 

A Chavan was run out in this game providing the 66th occasion of a batsman run out in IPL 2011 and 320th occasion in IPL.

 

BJ Hodge took his T20 aggregate runs to 3639 with 33 not out in this game. At the end of this game, his boundary four aggregate in T20 games stood at 391. His run aggregate of 3639 runs and his boundary aggregate of 391 are records for most runs and most boundary fours in T20 games.  

Jaipur's loss in this game was its 25th loss in IPL. Other teams to suffer 25 or more losses in IPL are -Hyderabad {35}, Delhi {28}, Mohali {28}, Kolkata {28} and Bangalore {28}

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