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Eight seasons of the IPL – in numbers

Wisden India Wisden India 9/04/2016

We are just a few hours away from the start of the ninth season of the Indian Premier League. The summers have never been quite the same since the IPL began in April 2008. It has been a carnival of sorts, with the cricket, however, being as serious as it can be.

What is today the world’s most popular Twenty20 league began as an ambitious project. Though hit by multiple controversies on the way, the tournament has still drawn in the crowds and sponsors in hordes and the primary reason for that is the quality of the cricket and galaxy of stars that compete in it.

Just till a week ago, at the ICC World T20 2016 held here in India, the likes of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and several others were slogging it out against each other for top honours. But, now, they are side by side. The major contribution of the IPL has been this dramatic change to team dynamics and this has excited the viewers, not only at the grounds but also in living rooms, thanks to television; people have come back for more every season.

Eight seasons have passed and so there are plenty of numbers to play with. Given below are all the quirky figures from the past eight seasons.

Batting

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30 – The most dot balls faced by a batsman in a match

Dwayne Bravo during his unbeaten 70 in 59 balls for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab in Centurion in 2009

37 – The most singles run by a batsman in a match

David Warner during his unbeaten 107 in 69 balls for Delhi Daredevils against Kolkata Knight Riders in New Delhi in 2010

14 – The most doubles run by a batsman in a match

Manish Pandey during his unbeaten 114 in 73 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Chargers in Centurion in 2009

3 – The most triples run by a batsman in a match

AB de Villiers during his unbeaten 59 in 23 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur in 2012

19 – The most fours hit by a batsman in a match

Paul Valthaty during his unbeaten 120 in 63 balls for Kings XI Punjab against Chennai Super Kings in Mohali in 2011

AB de Villiers during his unbeaten 133 in 59 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2015

2 – The most fives taken by a batsman in a match

Manoj Tiwary during his unbeaten 24 in 24 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Pune Warriors India in Navi Mumbai in 2011

17 – The most sixes hit by a batsman in a match

Chris Gayle during his unbeaten 175 in 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in Bangalore in 2013

15 – The quickest individual 50

Yusuf Pathan during his 72 in 22 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Kolkata in 2014

55 – The slowest individual 50

JP Duminy during his 59 in 63 balls for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab in Durban in 2009

30 – The quickest individual 100

Chris Gayle during his unbeaten 175 in 66 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Pune Warriors India in Bangalore in 2013

67 – The slowest individual 100

Manish Pandey during his unbeaten 114 in 73 balls for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Chargers in Centurion in 2009

0.00 – The lowest percentage of dot balls faced by a batsman in a match

Brad Hodge during his unbeaten 27 in 15 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in Jaipur in 2013 – he took 11 singles, two doubles, and hit two sixes

4.00 – Suresh Raina during his unbeaten 44 in 25 balls for Chennai Super Kings against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai in 2013 faced just one single dot ball – he took 16 singles, three doubles, hit four fours and one six

100.00 – The highest percentage of dot balls faced by a batsman in a match

Nayan Doshi faced 13 dot balls during his scoreless innings for Rajasthan Royals against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Indore in 2011

75.00 – Herschelle Gibbs faced 18 dots in his 24 balls while scoring 13 for Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2012; in the remaining six balls he managed four singles, 1 four and a five

100.00 – The highest percentage of boundaries scored by a batsman in a match

Sanath Jayasuriya during his 36 for Mumbai Indians against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad in 2008, made all his 36 runs in boundaries, hitting six fours and two sixes in his 15 balls

96.55 – Suresh Raina during his 87 in 25 balls for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2014, made 84 runs in boundaries, hitting 12 fours and six sixes

35 – The most number of balls faced by a batsman in a match without hitting a four or a six

Ross Taylor during his innings of 25 for Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals in New Delhi in 2012 faced 14 dots and picked up 17 singles and four doubles

63 – The most number of balls faced by a batsman in a match without hitting a six

JP Duminy during his innings of 59 for Mumbai Indians against Kings XI Punjab in Durban in 2009 faced 27 dots and had 22 singles, nine doubles, one triple and four fours

400.00 – The highest batting strike rate in a match

Albie Morkel needed just seven balls to make 28 for Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai in 2012 – his innings had one dot ball, one double, two fours and three sixes, all scored in the same over off Virat Kohli

48.57 – The lowest batting strike rate in a match

Dinesh Karthik during his innings of 17 in 35 balls for Delhi Daredevils against Kings XI Punjab in New Delhi in 2010 – his innings had 22 dots, 11 singles, one double and one four

74.55 – The highest percentage of dot balls faced by a batsman overall

Sreesanth faced 41 dots out of the 55 balls he faced in 14 innings, while aggregating 34 runs in his career

60.20 – Davy Jacobs faced 59 dots out of the 98 balls he faced in seven innings, while aggregating 92 runs in his career

53.37 – Yogesh Takawale faced 95 dots out of the 178 balls he faced in ten innings, while aggregating 192 runs in his career

21.13 – The lowest percentage of dot balls faced by a batsman overall

Sarfaraz Khan faced just 15 dots out of the 71 balls in he faced in eight innings, while aggregating 111 runs

177.88 – The highest batting strike rate overall

Andre Russell has aggregated 386 runs in 217 balls in his 17 innings

939 – The most number of dot balls faced by a batsman overall

Virat Kohli in his 115 innings, while facing 2511 balls

1104 – The most number of singles taken by a batsman overall

Rohit Sharma in his 124 innings, while facing 2573 balls

211 – The most number of doubles taken by a batsman overall

MS Dhoni in his 116 innings, while facing 2144 balls

16 – The most number of triples taken by a batsman overall

M Vijay in his 86 innings, while facing 1671 balls

368 – The most number of fours hit by a batsman overall

Gautam Gambhir in his 116 innings, while facing 2516 balls

4 – The most number of fives taken by a batsman overall

Manoj Tiwary in his 68 innings, while facing 1169 balls

230 – The most number of sixes hit by a batsman overall

Chris Gayle in his 81 innings, while facing 2085 balls

141 – The most number of balls played by a batsman without a single six overall

Nitin Saini in his ten innings, while scoring 140 runs

45 – The most number of balls taken by a batsman without a single boundary (4/6) overall

Pragyan Ojha in his 92 matches (23 innings) while scoring 16 runs

Bowling

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20 – The most number of dot balls delivered by a bowler in a match

Munaf Patel for Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders in Durban in his four overs in 2009 – in the remaining five balls (including a no-ball) he conceded two singles, one triple and two fours

84.21 – The highest percentage of dot balls delivered by a bowler in a match

Praveen Kumar for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Rajasthan in Cape Town delivered 16 dots, and gave away two singles and a two in his three overs (including a no-ball)

80.00 – Munaf Patel 20 dots in 25 balls

18 – The most number of singles conceded by a bowler in a match

Ali Murtaza for Mumbai Indians against Delhi Daredevils in Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) in 2010 in four overs

Rahul Sharma for Pune Warriors India against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad in 2011 in four overs

Siddharth Trivedi for Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in Chennai in 2012 in four overs

Pawan Negi for Delhi Daredevils against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur in 2013 in four overs

Yuzvendra Chahal for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore in 2015 in four overs

9 – The most number of doubles conceded by a bowler in a match

R Vinay Kumar for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Deccan Chargers in Johannesburg in 2009 in four overs

2 – The most number of triples conceded by a bowler in a match

25 instances

11 – The most number of fours conceded by a bowler in a match

Munaf Patel for Rajasthan Royals against Deccan Chargers in Hyderabad in 2008 in four overs

1 – The most number of fives conceded by a bowler in a match

38 instances

7 – The most number of sixes conceded by a bowler in a match

Mitchell Marsh for Pune Warriors India against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore in 2013 in three overs

Amit Mishra for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kings XI Punjab in Sharjah in 2014 in four overs

Karn Sharma for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Chennai Super Kings in Chennai in 2015 in four overs

66 – The most number of runs conceded by a bowler in a match

Ishant Sharma for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Chennai Super Kings in Hyderabad in 2014 in four overs

37 – The most number of runs conceded in an over by a bowler in a match

P Parameswaran of Kochi Tuskers Kerala against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bangalore in 2011 – Chris Gayle was the batsman: 6 nb6 4 4 6 6 4

1039 – The most number of dot balls delivered by a bowler overall

Lasith Malinga in his 381.3 overs in 98 games

1030 – The most number of singles conceded by a bowler overall

Harbhajan Singh in his 396.3 overs in 111 games

167 – The most number of doubles conceded by a bowler overall

R Vinay Kumar in his 337.4 overs in 99 games

14 – The most number of triples conceded by a bowler overall

Praveen Kumar in his 352.4 overs in 97 games

286 – The most number of fours conceded by a bowler overall

Irfan Pathan in his 330.3 overs in 98 games

3 – The most number of fives conceded by a bowler overall

R Vinay Kumar in his 337.4 overs in 99 games

Ashok Dinda in his 212.1 overs in 66 games

118 – The most number of sixes conceded by a bowler overall

Amit Mishra in 355 overs in 98 games

6.00 – The best economy rate of a bowler overall

Sunil Narine in 219.1 overs while conceding 1315 runs in 55 games

102 – The most number of balls delivered by a bowler without conceding a single six overall

Nuwan Kulasekara in six games – he, however, has conceded 16 fours

141 – The most number of balls delivered by a bowler while conceding just two sixes in the tournament overall

Fidel Edwards in six games

53.19 – The highest percentage of dots balls delivered by a bowler overall

Fidel Edwards delivered 75 dots out of 141 balls in the six innings he bowled in in six games

52.82 – Sohail Tanvir delivered 131 dots out of 248 balls in the 11 innings he bowled in in 11 games

22.09 – The lowest percentage of dots balls delivered by a bowler overall

Virat Kohli delivered just 55 dots out of 249 balls in the 25 innings he bowled in in 123 games

28.68 – Rajat Bhatia delivered just 399 dots out of 1391 balls in the 78 innings he bowled in in 82 games

Team

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2.3 – The fewest number of overs taken by a team to reach 50

Royal Challengers Bangalore (128/1 in 13.1 overs) against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in Bangalore in 2011

5.6 – The fewest number of overs taken by a team to reach 100

Chennai Super Kings (202/7 in 20 overs) against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2014

11.3 – The fewest number of overs taken by a team to reach 150

Mumbai Indians (195/5 in 14.4 overs) against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2014

15.5 – The fewest number of overs taken by a team to reach 200

Royal Challengers Bangalore (263/5 in 20 overs) against Pune Warriors India in Bangalore in 2013

100/2 – The most runs made in the first six overs (Power Play) of an innings

Chennai Super Kings (202/7 in 20 overs) against Kings XI Punjab in Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium) in 2014

8819 – The maximum runs has been scored in the 17th and 18th overs

6084 – The fewest number of runs have been scored in the opening over

603 – The maximum number of wickets has fallen in the 20th over

202 – The fewest number of wickets have fallen in the first over of the tournament

211 10.68 – The average number of runs scored in the 20th over – the highest overall

5.90 – The average number of runs scored in the first over – the lowest overall

39.44 – The percentage of dot balls (46,820) delivered overall

44.57 – The percentage of singles, doubles and triples (52,911) scored overall

In all, 44,653 singles, 7828 doubles and 430 triples have been recorded

15.99 – The percentage of boundaries (4s, 5s, 6s) hit (18,981) overall

In all, 13,776 fours, 38 fives and 5167 sixes have been recorded

741 – The most number of sixes hit by a side in the tournament overall Chennai Super Kings in 132 games

681 – The most number of sixes conceded by a side in the tournament overall Chennai Super Kings in 132 games

628 – The ground that witnessed the most sixes being hit in the tournament overall M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in 50 games – a six was hit every 17 balls

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