Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai
Quick Stats: Qualifier 2 – Auckland v Sialkot Stallions
Stallions play their first; Aces win their first; Mills gives away the least
1 Sialkot Stallions suffered their first defeat after winning 9 consecutive Twenty20 matches. Also, it was the first time a New Zealand side won a CLT20 match in the 9th attempt. Central Districts (4), Otago (2) and Auckland (2) had lost all their matches in previous editions.
1.50 Kyle Mills’ economy-rate in the match (4-1-6-2) – the most economical figures in a 4-over spell in CLT20 history. Wayamba’s Rangana Herath (vs Central Districts in 2010) and Trinidad & Tobago’s S Badree (vs Leicestershire in 2011) had conceded 7 runs in 4 overs (economy-rate 1.75).
4 Jacob Oram became the fourth New Zealand player to complete the all-round double of 1000 runs and 50 wickets in Twenty20 cricket, after Scott Styris, James Franklin and Nathan McCullum.
10 Number of sixes in Sialkot Stallions innings as against 5 fours. This provided the third instance in CLT20 history of a side hitting more sixes than fours in an innings. In 2011, the Mumbai Indians hit 8 sixes and 4 fours against the Royal Challengers Bangalore, whereas the Kolkata Knight Riders hit 9 sixes and 7 fours against Somerset in the same edition.
64 Number of dot balls played by Sialkot Stallions batsmen – third most in a team innings in CLT20. There were 71 dot balls in the Eagles’ innings against New South Wales in 2009 and 65 dot balls in the Cape Cobras’ innings against the Delhi Daredevils, also in 2009.