Hayden hits second fastest half-century
Mathew Hayden's match winning 65 off 35 balls for Chennai Super Kings against Bangalore Royal Challengers in Port Elizabeth was the second fastest half-century in the Indian Premier League.cricket Updated: Apr 21, 2009 14:09 IST
Mathew Hayden's match winning 65 off 35 balls for Chennai Super Kings against Bangalore Royal Challengers here was the second fastest half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Hayden got his 50 in just 22 balls Monday night here at the St. George's Park. His half-century is next to Yusuf Pathan's 21-ball fifty for Rajasthan Royals against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad last year.
Hayden has aggregated 298 in six innings at an average of 59.60, including three fifties.
The following are the statistical highlights of the Twenty20 match between Chennai Super Kings and Bangalore Royal Challengers:
Chennai Super Kings (179 for five) registered the highest total in the second edition of the IPL so far, surpassing the 165 for 7 by Mumbai Indians against Chennai Super Kings at Cape Town Saturday.
The score is Chennai's highest against Bangalore, eclipsing the 178 for five at Bangalore last year.
Chennai Super Kings with their comprehensive win over Bangalore Royal Challengers, have now won ten games out of 18 in the IPL. Rajasthan Royals have won the most matches (13) and Kings XI Punjab 10.
Chennai Super Kings' 92-run victory is their highest by runs margin in the IPL, surpassing their 33-run win over Kings XI Punjab at Mohali, April 19, 2008. The victory is Chennai's second in three games over Bangalore.
Muttiah Muralitharan (3/11) has for the first time claimed three wickets in an IPL innings, eclipsing the 2 for 39 against Rajasthan at Mumbai on June 1,2008.
Muralitharan received his first MOM award in the IPL.
Parthiv Patel and Hayden recorded the first century stand for the opening wicket for their side.
Bangalore Royal Challengers (87) posted their second lowest score in the IPL, their lowest is 82 against Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore last year.
Chennai Super Kings' 92-run victory is the third biggest in terms of runs in the IPL - the top two being by 140 runs by Kolkata over Bangalore at Bangalore and by 105 runs by Rajasthan over Delhi Daredevils in the first edition of the IPL.
First Published: Apr 21, 2009 14:05 IST