The number of bowlers who have taken five-wicket hauls against five-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champion Mumbai Indians (MI) before Harshal Patel’s 5/27 in Chennai on April 9. The previous best bowling figures against MI were 4/6 by the team’s current captain, Rohit Sharma, who did so while playing for Deccan Chargers at Centurion Park in South Africa on May 6, 2009. Incidentally, Sharma also claimed a hat-trick during that bowling performance.

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Best bowling figures against Mumbai Indians in the IPL

3

The number of bowlers who have taken five-wicket hauls for Royal Challengers Bangalore, Harshal Patel being the second to do so.

Best bowling figures for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IP L

1

The number of bowlers who have taken five-wicket hauls in the opening match of an IPL season. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Harshal Patel became the first against Mumbai Indians in Chennai on April 9.

Best bowling figures in the opening match of an IPL season

26

The number of occasions when both captains also kept wickets in the same IPL match. In the second game of IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings’ M. S. Dhoni and Delhi Capitals’ Rishabh Pant became the ninth such pair to do so. Interestingly, Dhoni was captaining in his 189th match – an IPL record – while Pant was appearing in his first as an IPL skipper.

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Both teams’ captains also playing as wicketkeepers in the same match

Note: In all eight captains-wicketkeepers have been involved.

601

The number of fours hit by Shikhar Dhawan in his IPL career. During his match-winning knock of 85 in the second match of the 2021 season at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Dhawan became the first batsman to hit 600 fours in his IPL career. Sunrisers Hyderabad’s David Warner is second best with 510. Having appeared for four IPL teams since his debut in 2008, here’s a summary of Dhawan’s fours.

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Shikhar Dhawan has scored 601 fours in the IPL.

 

Shikhar Dhawan’s 601 fours in the IPL

+ Known as Delhi Daredevils from 2008 to 2018.

Most fours hit by a batsman in IPL cricket

All about sixes in IPL 2021

Sixes hit so far

43

Balls taken to hit the first six of 2021

17

Sixes hit by each team

 

Sixes conceded by each team

 

Sixes hit by teams batting first

24

Sixes hit by teams batting second

19

Most sixes hit by a batsman in a match

4: Suresh Rana (Chennai Super Kings) & Nitish Rana (Kolkata Knight Riders)

3: Chris Lynn (Mumbai Indians), Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals), Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad) & Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad)

Note: At the end of three matches.

All records are updated as of April 12, 2021.