Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai
Quick Stats: Final - Lions vs Sydney Sixers
Unbeaten Sixers rewrite record books
1 Sydney Sixers provided the first instance of a side opening the bowling with two spinners (Nathan McCullum and Steven O’Keefe) in a CLT20 match. Incidentally Janaka Gunaratne and Sanath Jayasuriya opened the bowling for Ruhuna against Trinidad & Tobago in 2009 and against Leicestershire in 2011 respectively in Qualifier games.
9 Lions’ total at the fall of the fourth wicket – the worst start for any side in a CLT20 match. Central Districts and Mumbai Indians had lost their first four wickets with only 16 runs on the board against Wayamba in 2010 and Trinidad & Tobago in 2011 respectively.
10 Sydney Sixers’ win is the first by 10-wickets in CLT20 history. There have been three instances of nine-wicket wins in CLT20.
14 Number of wickets taken by Mitchell Starc in the tournament – the most by any bowler in a single CLT20 tournament. R Ashwin had taken 13 wickets for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2010 edition.
45 Sydney Sixers won the match with 45 balls to spare. – the largest win in a knock-out match in CLT20.
82 Michael Lumb’s score is the highest by a batsman in a CLT20 final. This eclipsed Murali Vijay’s 58 for the Chennai Super Kings against the Warriors at Johannesburg in 2010.
124 Runs added by Michael Lumb and Brad Haddin for the opening wicket without being separated – the highest partnership for any wicket in a CLT20 final. Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay had added 103 runs also for the first wicket for the Chennai Super Kings against the Warriors at Johannesburg in 2010.
226 Runs scored by Michael Lumb in the tournament – the most in this edition. He went ahead of Gulam Bodi’s tally of 208 runs.