Friday, March 19, 2010

Tendulkar's fourth IPL 50 him takes past 600-run aggregate

Sachin Tendulkar's 32-ball 63 against Delhi Daredevils is his fourth 50 in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The knock fetched the Mumbai Indians skipper his third Man-Of-The-Match award in New Delhi at the Ferozeshah Kotla.

Tendulkar, who hit his sixth 50 in 22 matches in the shortest form of the game in Delhi on Wednesday night, moved to second position behind swashbuckling Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya with an aggregate of over 600 runs. Tendulkar has 632 (ave. 33.26) from 22 matches and Jayasuriya 765 runs for Mumbai Indians.

The other highlights of the match:

# Mumbai Indians have recorded their second win in five games over Delhi and are the only unbeaten team in the third edition.

# Saurabh Tiwary (61 of 37 balls) has posted his fourth 50 in Twenty20.

# Tiwary has batted extremely well in the third edition, recording successive fifties apart from maintaining a strike rate of 162.85.

# Virender Sehwag has completed his 700 runs in the IPL -- 713 (ave.28.52) in 28 matches. He is the second player for Delhi Daredevils after Gautam Gambhir (901) to achieve the feat.

# Dinesh Karthik and Adam Gilchrist share the IPL record for most stumpings (10).

# Mumbai Indians' 98-run triumph is the biggest winning margin by runs in the third IPL edition, bettering Chennai Super Kings' 55-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders Tuesday.

# Mumbai Indians (218/7) have registered their highest total in the IPL.

# Mumbai, with their successive 200-plus scores, became the first team to record two totals of 200-plus in this edition.

# Mumbai's total is the best by any team against Delhi Daredevils, surpassing Rajasthan's 192 for nine at Mumbai on May 30, 2008.

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