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Home > Cricket > The Cup > Statistics

Ricky Ponting is MVP after day 2

Srinivas Bhogle | March 15, 2007 17:38 IST

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Ricky Ponting's 113 in just 93 balls takes him to the top place in the Rediff MVP rankings after day 2. Steve Tikolo is just a point behind with a great all-round performance (72 in 76 balls, an economical bowling performance with 2 wickets, and two catches as well).

Brad Hogg is fourth because of his 40 in just 15 balls and one wicket. Glenn McGrath is seventh because he bowled economically and took three wickets. The Kenyan opener Ouma is eighth because of a steady opener's knock, one stumping and participation in two run outs.

RankCountryPlayerRunsBallsCt | StRcBbWMTotal
1AusRicky Ponting1139301151.6
2KenSteve Tikolo72762345421150.4
3WIDwayne Smith32150366031136
4AusBrad Hogg 40150164311110.4
5PakIftikhar Anjum11180446031107.6
6WIDwayne Bravo16172425431101.6
7AusGlenn McGrath00014363198.8
8KenMaurice Ouma58890 | 1184.8
9PakShoaib Malik6254124240181
10AusMatthew Hayden60730173.6
11CanSunil Dhaniram 3435034541173.2
12AusBrad Hodge 2928017361171.4
13KenJimmy Kamande 00025602171
14WIMarlon Samuels63700170
15AusAdam Gilchrist46551 | 0165
16WIDaren Powell11042602155.2
18KenHiren Varaiya 00019601155
17AusShaun Tait 00045482153.4
19PakUmar Gul01038542152.4
20PakMohammad Hafeez1128039542151.8
21WICorey Collymore82027501151.4
22ScotColin Smith51760 | 1151.2
23AusShane Watson 1811118420147.8
24ScotMajid Haq1622049422147
25WIRamnaresh Sarwan49650146
26KenTanmay Mishra35541145.8
27KenThomas Odoyo00032481144.4
28CanGeoff Barnett 41500142
29WIBrian Lara37562139.2
30WIJerome Taylor24038601134.8
31CanAnderson Cummins 13032481130
32KenPeter Ongondo 00151601126
33PakInzamam ul-Haq36651125
34PakKamran Akmal013 | 1124.2
35CanAshif Mulla 25391123.8
36CanUmar Bhatti 12044541123.6
37PakDanish Kaneria00045541122.2
38AusNathan Bracken 00112360121.8
39ScotPaul Hoffmann00157601120
40CanIan Billcliff 34630117.6
41ScotGlenn Rogers619052601116.8
42PakMohammad Yousuf37720116.4
43AusMichael Clarke 15200114
44WIDenesh Ramdin143 | 0113.8
45CanJohn Davison819031540113
46PakYounis Khan9131112.6
47PakImran Nazir63019.6
48ScotCraig Wright42105860115.2
49CanAshish Bagai 19481 | 014.6
50AusMichael Hussey 46013.2
51KenRavindu Shah626013.2
52KenCollins Obuya 00010
53CanQaiser Ali 61601-0.8
54WIChris Gayle2601-0.8
55ScotNavdeep Poonia1401-1.2
56CanAbdool Samad 15290231801-1.8
58ScotFraser Watts92501-2
59ScotRyan Watson62001-4
60CanHenry Osinde 120313201-5
61KenDavid Obuya 41701-5.6
62WIShivnarine Chanderpaul196311-7.4
63ScotGavin Hamilton31801-8.4
64ScotJohn Blain000292401-9.8
65ScotDougie Brown19370865411-10.4
66KenNehemiah Odhiambo 000331801-18.6
Rc: runs conceded, Bb: balls bowled, M: matches played

The Chernoff faces of the top nine players are shown below. Recall that the highest ranked player has the longest hair; the batsmen have round faces, eyes wide apart, smaller ears and a wider nose. The more they score, the more they seem to smile (see "Ponting"). The bowlers are quite the opposite: tapered faces, eyes close to each other, bigger ears and a longer nose (see "McGrath").



This feature is powered by Cranes Software. All the data collection and computer programming to calculate the MVP was carried out by K Anil Kumar and Debasish Ghosh of Cranes Software International Limited, Bangalore.

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