Mumbai, March 23 : Mumbai Indians captain Sachin Tendulkar's match winning knock of 71 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was his highest Twenty20 score.
Tendulkar's unbeaten 71 off 48 balls at the Brabourne Stadium Monday is his second 50 in the third edition of IPL - his fifth IPL 50 overall.
Other statistical highlights of the match between Mumbai Indians and Knight Riders:
Tendulkar's runs tally of 176 (ave. 58.66) in four games is bettered only by Jacques Kallis (264) and Virender Sehwag (186) in the third edition of IPL.
Tendulkar earned his fourth MOM award - the most for Mumbai Indians in the IPL.
Sourav Ganguly, during the course of his 31 off 34 balls, completed his 1,000 runs in Twenty20, aggregating 1,013 at an average of 23.02 including four 50s in 49 matches.
Chris Gayle posted his sixth 50 in Twenty20. His knock of 75 off 60 balls is his first 50 in IPL.
Mumbai Indians have won all five matches against Kolkata Knight Riders in and are now placed on the top of the table with six points, having NRR of +1.330.
Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers have won three games each in the 2010 edition of IPL.
Knight Riders recorded their 19th loss in 31 matches. Kolkata's tally of 11 wins is the least amongst eight teams - winning percent 37.09.
Knight Riders, Rajasthan Royals, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils have lost three games each.
Kolkata (155/3) have posted their highest total against Mumbai, outstripping the 139 for six at East London on May 1, 2009.
Gayle and Ganguly were involved in a stand of 71 - Kolkata's highest for the opening wicket against Mumbai in five games.
The stand is the second highest for the first wicket for Kolkata, next only to the 101 between Brad Hodge and Manoj Tiwary against Bangalore at Kolkata on March 14, 2010.(IANS)
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