IPL Match No 14: Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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- Royal Challengers Bangalore became the first team to play 50 IPL matches. This game was its 50th match.


- MEK Hussey scored 83 not out in this game providing the 23rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.


- SK Raina and S Badrinath were playing their 49th IPL game and hold the record for most appearances in IPL.


- SK Raina extended his run aggregate to 1437 with his 29 in this game and holds the record for most runs in IPL. His T20 run aggregate stands at 2149 at the end of this game.


- SK Raina hit one six in this game and took his aggregate of sixes in IPL to 62. He is on par with YK Pathan who also has 62 sixes to his credit and share the record for most sixes in IPL. AC Gilchrist with 61 sixes is close behind these two batsmen.


- JA Morkel who has played most T20 games - 141 - extended this to 142 by appearing in this game.


- JA Morkel who had an aggregate of 114 wickets in T20 games prior to this game extended this total to 116 with his two wickets in this game. He now stands second in the list of most wicket takers in T20 games. DP Nannes with 134 wickets hold the first position. JA Morkel went past AC Thomos who has an aggregate of 115 wickets on his way to second position.


- MS Dhoni became the most capped captain in IPL when he led Chennai in this game. It was his 46th captaincy assignment and he went past SK Warne who has led Jaipur on 45 occasions.


- JJ van der Wath took his aggregate of T20 wickets to 78 with his two wickets in this game. Zaheer Khan took his aggregate of T20 wickets to 66 with his lone wickets in this game.


- S Aniruddha took three catches in this game providing the 14th occasion of a fieldsman taking three or more catches in an innings in IPL. He is the second Chennai fieldsman to pouch three catches in an innings in IPL. SK Raina was the other fieldsman - he took three catches against Delhi at Delhi on 19.03.10.


- S Anirudha became the fifth fieldsman to pouch three catches against Bangalore in IPL. The other four are - AM Nayar of Mumbai at Mumbai on 20.04.08 : PP Chawla of Mohali at Durban on 01.05.09 : DA Warner of Delhi at Delhi on 04.04.10 and B Sumanth of Hyderabad at Nagpur on 12.04.10.


- TM Dilshan collected his fourth duck in IPL when he failed to open the account in this game.


- Chennai's win in this game was its 28th win - most wins by a team in IPL. Bangalore's loss was its 28th loss. Ony Hyderabad has suffered most losses in IPL than Banglare. Hyderabad has suffered 29 loss - a record for most losses by a team in IPL.