Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The best among the best in IPL matches so far

Lot of statistics have been churned out in the IPL league matches so far and here are some of the best among them.

Highest Total Score in IPL League Matches

Shaun Marsh has the orange cap for being the leading run getter in IPL. The maximum runs in IPL League matches have been scored by Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab. Shaun scored a total of 593 runs in ten league matches at an average of 74.12. He scored one century and five fifties in all. Shaun hit an amazing 56 fours and 25 sixes to become the highest scorer in IPL League matches.

Highest Runs in an Innings of IPL:

Brendon McCullum if Kolkata Knight Riders scored the highest runs in an innings. He scored 158 runs off 73 balls versus the Royal Challangers at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Apr 18 , 2008. Brendon hit ten fours and thirteen sixes in his maiden century.

Highest Average Score in IPL:

Niraj Patel of Rajasthan Royals with the highest average of 101 tops the table of highest average score in IPL League Matches.

Highest Strike Rate in IPL:

Umar Gul of Kolkata Knight Riders lead the IPL table with the astounding strike rate of 205.26 closely followed by Brendon McCullum if Kolkata Knight Riders 204.35.

Maximum Hundreds in IPL Matches:

So far six players have a ton in the IPL mathces. This could change with the Semifinals and the finals yet to be played. Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, Brendon McCullum, Sanath Jayasuriya and Shaun Marsh have scored a hundred each in IPL matches.

Maximum Fifties in IPL Matches:

Shaun Marsh of Kings XI Punjab and Gautam Ghambir of Delhi Daredevils have both scored five fifties each.

Maximum Sixes and Fours in IPL matches:

S. Jayasurya of Mumbai Indians has hit 57 fours and 31 sixes in IPL matches to hit the highest number of fours and sixes in IPL matches.

Best Bowling Figures in IPL Matches:

Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals took six wickets for 14 runs in 4 overs against Chennai Super Kings in Jaipur to return the best bowling figures in IPL matches so far.

Highest and Lowest Innings Total in IPL:

Chennai Super Kings posted the highest total by a team in IPL by scoring 240/5 in an innings against Kings XI Punjab at the PCA stadium , Mohali.

Chennai Super Kings posted the lowest score by an IPL team by scoring 55 runs while playing against Kolkata Knight Riders.

Highest Partnership in IPL :

Adam Gilchrist and VVS Laxman scored 155 runs while playing for Deccan Chargers against Mumbai Indians to record the highest partnership score in IPL.

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