Fifth Man of the Match award for Sachin in IPL


Mumbai : Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning knock of 72 off 52 balls against Chennai Super Kings fetched him the fifth Man of the Match award in the Indian Premier League.

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It is the most by any Mumbai Indians player.

Other statistical highlights of the match:

Subramaniam Badrinath’s unbeaten 55 off 45 balls is his fourth 50 and, in the course of his innings, he has completed 500 runs in the IPL, aggregating 519 (ave.27.31) in 36 matches.

Sachin Tendulkar, playing his 25th match in the IPL, has become the first batsman for Mumbai to complete 800 runs at an average of 38.09, including six fifties. He has obliterated Jayasuriya’s tally of 767 (ave.28.40) in 29 matches, including one century and four fifties.

Sachin’s match-winning knock of 72 off 52 balls is his highest in Twenty20 and his eighth fifty.

In the third edition of the IPL, Sachin is the second player after Jacques Kallis (310) to aggregate 200 runs or more – 248 runs at an average of 62.00, including three fifties.

Shikhar Dhawan’s top-class effort of 56 off 34 balls is his fifth IPL fifty.

Shikhar and Sachin have shared a 92-run stand, which is Mumbai’s highest for any wicket against Chennai.

Mumbai Indians have registered their fourth victory in five matches, ensuring a place at the top in the points table.

Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab have lost four games each in the 2010 edition of the IPL.

Harbhajan Singh’s tally of 5 wickets at 20.00 runs apiece in five matches, is the best for Mumbai Indians. His overall average is also good – 22 at 19.90 runs apiece in 21 matches.

Muralitharan is the top wicket-taker in the IPL and his tally is now 11 at 12.90 runs apiece.

Suresh Raina is the second batsman to aggregate 1,000 runs in the IPL and his tally (1,035 at 35.68) is exceeded only by Adam Gilchrist – 1,080 at an average of 32.72.

Raina’s unbeaten 83 off 52 balls is his second highest innings in the IPL – his best being the 98 off 55 balls against Rajasthan at Centurion on April 30, 2009.

Raina’s aforesaid knock is his sixth fifty in the IPL.

Raina and Badrinath were associated in a third wicket stand of 142 (unbroken), which is the highest stand for this wicket-position in the IPL