MS Dhoni, who guided Chennai Super Kings to a scintillating five-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday, has become the first captain in the IPL history to complete 2000 runs.
Dhoni lies eighth in the overall tally of batsmen who have scored more than 2000 runs in the cash-rich league in the past six seasons. Here are some more statistical highlights from Game 34 between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad.
# Amit Mishra became the third bowler to complete 14 wickets (ave.13.78)in the sixth edition of the IPL.
# Dwayne Bravo became the first Chennai bowler to bag 14 wickets (ave.16.64) in eight matches in the current competition. Sunil Narine was the first to complete 14 wickets at 11.35 runs apiece in six IPL games.
# Mishra (88 at an average of 19.57 in 67 matches) has equalled Malinga's tally of 88 (average 17.09) in 61 games, sharing a record for claiming most wickets at the IPL.
# Dhoni has become the first batsman to complete 2000 runs as captain at the IPL, totalling 2017 (ave.37.35), including eleven fifties, in 86 games.
# Overall, Dhoni is the eighth batsman to amass 2000 runs at the IPL. He became the first captain/wickekeeper to complete the double of 2000 runs and fifty dismissals at the IPL.
# Dhoni's match-winning unbeaten 67 off 37 balls is his highest score at the IPL 6 - his second half century in the present tournament.
# Dhoni has got his eighth Man of the Match award at the IPL.
# Karan Sharma has recorded an economy rate of 2.00 - the best in a four-over spell in the IPL 6.
# Chennai Super Kings became the first team to register four consecutive victories at the IPL 6. They became the second side after Bangalore to post six wins in eight games.
# Michael Hussey has taken his run-aggregate to 350 at an average of 70.00 in seven games. The said tally is the second highest in the IPL 6, next only to the 432 (ave.108.00) in eight games by Chris Gayle.
# Dale Steyn has bowled most dot balls (94) at the IPL 2013, followed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar (86) and Ishant Sharma (83).
# Sunrisers Hyderabad (159/6) have recorded their second highest score at the IPL, next only to the 161 for six against RCB at Bangalore on April 9, 2013.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Cameron White's catch, has effected his 100th dismissal as wicketkeeper to complete the double of 3000 runs and 100 dismissals in Twenty20 - his overall tally being 70 catches + 35 stumpings.
# Dhoni became the third wicketkeeper to complete 100 dismissals or more in Twenty20. He has joined Kamran Akmal (132) and Kumar Sangakkara (101).
# Dhawan's superb unbeaten 63 off 45 balls is his 14th innings of fifty or more at the IPL. His innings is the highest individual knock for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
# Ashish Reddy's brilliant unbeaten 36 off 16 balls is his best ever in Twenty20. He was associated in an unbroken stand of 43 with Dhawan for the seventh wicket - Sunrisers Hyderabad's highest at the IPL.
# Suresh Raina became the first batsman to manage 1000 runs at Chepauk, Chennai or at any venue at the IPL - 1014 (ave. 31.69) in 37 games.
(With inputs from PTI)