IPL 2013 Match 46 Highlights: PWI vs RCB

Pune Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Highlights of Indian Premier League 2013, 46th T20 Match played at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune on 2nd May 2013.

Statistical highlights:Pune Warriors India vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

# Royal Challengers Bangalore have won all five IPL games against Pune Warriors – by 26 runs at Bangalore on April 29,2011; by 6 wickets on April 17, 2012; by 35 runs at Pune on May 11, 2012; by 130 runs at Bangalore on April 23, 2013 and by 17 runs at Pune on May 2, 2013.

# After losing four successive games away from home at the IPL 2013, Bangalore have recorded their first win outside Bangalore.

# Bangalore have recorded two totals of 175 or more at the IPL 2013 – both against Pune – 263 for five at Bangalore on April 23 and 187 for three at Pune on May 2.

# Bangalore’s 187 for three is the highest score at Pune’s Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, eclipsing the 177 for four by Deccan Chargers against Pune on April 26, 2012

# Playing in his 59th game, Saurabh Tiwary (52 off 45 balls) has recorded his fourth fifty at the IPL – one each against Delhi, Rajasthan, Pune and Bangalore.

# Tiwary’s aforesaid innings is his first fifty in 36 games for Bangalore – his first three fifties were registered for Mumbai Indians at the IPL.

# Chris Gayle has regained the Orange Cup and became the first batsman to manage 500 runs at the IPL – 505 at an average of 72.14.

# Gayle is the first batsman to aggregate 500 in three successive years at the IPL – 608 in 2011, 733 in 2012 and 505 in 2013.

# The top three run-getters at the IPL 2013 are – Gayle (505), Michael Hussey (485) and Virat Kohli (391).

# Abraham de Villiers (50 not out off 23 balls) has posted his second fifty at the IPL 2013. He completed his fifty off 23 balls – the second quickest at the IPL 2013. In their previous encounter against Pune at Bangalore on April 23, 2013, Chris Gayle had recorded a 17-ball fifty.

# de Villiers has recorded a century and ten fifties in 69 matches for Delhi and Bangalore at the IPL.

# de Villiers has completed his 50 sixes at the IPL – 51 in 61 innings.

# de Villiers has received his seventh Man of the Match award at the IPL.

# de Villiers and Moises Henriques were involved in a stand of 68 (unbroken) for the fourth wicket – Bangalore’s highest against Pune at the IPL.

# Ashok Dinda is the first bowler to concede 400 runs at the IPL 2013 – 409 runs while claiming 12 wickets at 34.08 runs apiece.

# All five Bangalore players have recorded strike rate of 100-plus against Pune. Surprisingly, Gayle’s strike rate of 100.00 is the lowest amaongst the five batsmen.

# Robin Uthappa (75 off 45 balls) has posted his highest score at the IPL – his seventh fifty.

# Uthappa’s aforesaid innings is the highest for Pune against RCB, eclipsing his own 69 off 45 balls at Bangalore on April 17, 2012.

# Uthappa’s innings is the highest for Pune at the IPL 2013. Aaron Finch is the only other Pune batsman to record fifties (three) in the present competition.

# Muralitharan could claim just two wickets (ave.66.50) in five matches at the IPL 2013.

# For Bangalore, the three leading wicket-takers at the IPL 2013 are – Vinay Kumar (18), RP Sisngh (13) & Rampaul (10).

# The top four wicket-takers at the IPL are – Amit Mishra (90), Lasith Malinga (89), RP Singh (87) and Vinay Kumar (79).