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IPL4: The Numbers Game

Last updated on: June 1, 2011 09:07 IST

IPL4: The Numbers Game

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The Indian Premier League was full for surprises, lots of twists and turns and, eventually, as the drama ended, it was Chennai Super Kings who emerged triumphant, beating Royal Challenger Bangalore in what tourned out to be a lopsided final.

Rajneesh Gupta figures out all that went into the fourth edition of the IPL.

Winner: Chennai Super Kings
Runners-up: Royal Challengers Bangalore
Total matches played: 74 (Decisive-72, no result-1, abandoned- 1)
Won by side batting first: 32 (44%)
Won by side batting second: 40 (56%)
Average score batting first: 154
Highest total: 232/2 by KXIP v RCB, Dharamsala, May 17
Lowest total: 74 by KTK v DC,Kochi, Apr 27


Image: Chennai Super Kings players celebrate after winning IPL4

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Power-plays were crucial

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In slam-bang cricket, the power-play is the most crucial element. The team that made the most of the power-plays eventually made a big impact.

Average powerplay score: 43/1
Highest powerplay score: 87/2 by KTK v RR, Indore, May 15
Lowest Powerplay score: 15/2 by CSK v KKR,Kolkata, May 7
Fastest team fifty: in 2.3 overs by RCB v KTK,Bangalore, May 8
Fastest team hundred: in 8.2 overs by RCB v KTK, Bangalore, May 8
Total runs scored by batsmen: 19928
Runs scored in boundaries: 11486 (58%)
Tournament fours: 1913
Tournament sixes: 639
Total extras: 1226 (b-121, lb-375, w-644, nb-86)
Total wickets: 813
Most extras conceded in an innings: 27 by RCB v KXIP (Dharamsala), May 17
Total hundreds: 6 (two by C Gayle & one each by PC Valthaty, S Tendulkar, V Sehwag & A Gilchrist)
Total 50s: 89 (most- 5 by S Badrinath & 4 by AT Rayudu, S Marsh, J Kallis, C Gayle, S Raina & M Hussey)
Total 0s: 93 (most-4 by M Manhas & 3 by RV Gomez & A Mishra)
Total 90s: 3 (Shaun Marsh (95), KXIP v DD,Delhi, Apr 23; S Dhawan (95*), DC v KXIP, Dharamsala, May 21 & M Vijay (95), CSK v RCB, Chennai, May 28)
Total 3-wicket hauls: 57 (most-3 by L Malinga & M Patel)
Total maidens: 34 (most by P Kumar (5) & Two each from I Pathan, L Malinga, A Thomas, S Sreesanth & A Mishra)
Total 100 partnerships: 18 (most Two by Sachin Tendulkar, A Gilchrist & MK Hussey)
Total 50+ partnerships: 115
Best partnership: 206 (2nd wkt),AC Gilchrist & SE Marsh (KXIP) v RCB, Dharamsala, May 17
Highest individual score: 120* off 63 balls by PC Valthaty (KXIP) v CSK, Mohali, Apr 13
Best bowling: - 5/12 by I Sharma (DC) v KTK,Kochi,Apr 27


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Chennai Super Kings dominated with both, bat and ball

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Summary of results

Mts

Won

Lost

No result

Abandoned

Chennai Super Kings

16

11

5

0

0

Mumbai Indians

16

10

6

0

0

Royal Challengers Bangalore

17

10

6

0

1

Kolkata Knight Riders

15

8

7

0

0

Kings XI Punjab

14

7

7

0

0

Rajasthan Royals

14

6

7

0

1

Deccan Chargers

14

6

8

0

0

Kochi Tuskers Kerala

14

6

8

0

0

Pune Warriors

14

4

9

1

0

Delhi Daredevils

14

4

9

1

0

Teams' performances with bat & ball

Mts

RPW

RPO

RPW

RPO

Diff RPW

Diff RPO

Chennai Super Kings

16

34.59

8.13

25.27

7.62

+9.32

+0.51

Mumbai Indians

16

27.90

7.44

22.17

7.48

+5.73

-0.04

Kolkata Knight Riders

15

28.49

7.51

23.55

7.26

+4.94

+0.25

Royal Challengers Bangalore

16

31.25

8.40

28.87

8.07

+2.38

+0.33

Deccan Chargers

14

24.60

7.66

24.25

7.56

+0.35

+0.10

Kings XI Punjab

14

25.27

8.10

26.83

8.44

-1.56

-0.34

Pune Warriors

14

21.39

7.25

25.18

7.53

-3.79

-0.28

Rajasthan Royals

13

24.81

7.16

29.05

7.65

-4.24

-0.49

Kochi Tuskers Kerala

14

22.10

7.55

26.84

7.66

-4.74

-0.11

Delhi Daredevils

14

21.97

7.85

30.99

8.35

-9.02

-0.50


Image: Chennai Super Kings player celebrate after winning IPL4

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