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Match Number 56: Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils

JR Hopes led Delhi in this game instead of V Sehwag who was ruled out of IPL 2011 due to shoulder injury. He became the 24th captain to lead a team in IPL. He became the fourth captain to lead Delhi in IPL. Others are - G Gambhir, V Sehwag and KD Karthik.

 

S Badrinath and SK Raina became the most capped cricketers in IPL. This game was their 58th appearance.

 

MS Dhoni completed 100 boundary fours in IPL when he scored his first boundary four in this game. He top edged AB Agarkar's sharp bouncer to the wide of long leg of the second ball he faced in this game. At the end of this game his IPL boundary aggregate read 104. He became the 17th batsman to score 100 boundary fours in IPL.

 

S Badrinath's 55 in this game represent his 10th fifty in IPL. He became the seventh batsman to score ten or more fifties in IPL. Others are - JH Kallis {13}, SK Raina {12}, SR Tendulkar {11}, SE Marsh {11}, V Sehwag {10} and RG Sharma {10}.

 

S Badrinath's 55 in this game represent his fifth fifty in IPL. He holds the record for most fifties in IPL 2011. He went past AT Rayudu who has scored four fifties.

 

S Badrinath joined the select band of batsmen who have scored five or more fifties in a single edition of IPL. The complete list of batsmen who have achieved this feat read this - SR Tendulkar {five in 2009}, SE Marsh {Six in 2008}, ML Hayden {Five in 2009}, JH Kallis {Six in 2009}, G Gambhir {five in 2008}, JP Duminy {five in 2009} and S Badrinath {five in 2011}.

 

MS Dhoni scored 63 not out in this game providing the 13th occasion of a captain scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

 

S Badrinath's 55 and MS Dhoni's 63 not out in this game provide the 72nd and 73rd occasion of a batsman scoring fifty in IPL 2011. These two knocks represents the 14th and 15th occasion of a Chennai batsman scoring fifty in IPL 2011.

 

S Badrinath's 55 and MS Dhoni's 63 not out in this game provide the 12th occasion of two batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in IPL 2011. Their feat also represents the third occasion of Chennai batsman scoring fifties in an innings in IPL 2011.

 

IK Pathan {1 for 40} and AB Agarkar {1 for 49} conceded 40 plus runs in this game providing the 39th and 40th occasion of a bowler conceding 40 plus runs in IPL 2011. Their performance in this game provides the eighth occasion of two bowlers conceding forty plus runs in IPL 2011.

 

S Badrinath's run out for 55 in this game provide the 61st occasion of a batsman dismissed run out in IPL 2011. His run out in this game provides the eighth occasion of a batsman run out after scoring a fifty in IPL 2011.

 

JA Morkel was playing his 50th IPL game. He became the 20th cricketer to appear in 50 plus games in IPL. Incidentally this match was the 150th game for JA Morkel in T20s. He earned the distinction of becoming the first cricketer to appear in 150 games in the history of T20 cricket.

 

JA Morkel with his lone wicket in this game has an aggregate of 127 wickets in T20 games. He stands second in the list of bowlers who have taken most wickets in T20 games. DP Nannes occupies the first place with 134 wickets.

 

DA Warner who had an aggregate of 289 boundary fours in T20 games prior to this game extended the same to 291 fours with the help of two fours in this game. Others to score 290 plus boundary fours in T20 games are - BJ Hodge {386} and BB McCullum {303}.

 

MS Dhoni became the first captain to win 50 T20 games. The win in this game gave him the distinction. He has captained 86 T20 games, won 50 games, lost 33 games, tied two games and one match ended in No result.

 

MS Dhoni's captaincy record in IPL read thus - captained 55 games, won 33 games and lost 22 games. He holds the records for captaining most games and also winning the most games in IPL.

 

SK Raina with 12 runs in this game took his IPL aggregate past 1700. At the end of this game his run aggregate read 1709. He became the first batsman in IPL to amass 1700 plus runs.

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