Valthaty's feats, expensive bowling, and other numbers
After 28 matches in IPL 2011, only Mumbai Indians have been dominant, winning five of their six games. All the other teams have been more or less evenly balanced and the top four spots could eventually be decided based on the net run-rate. As IPL 2011 moves into its third week, here is a look at a few interesting numbers and stats from this edition and previous seasons.
*All stats updated till the end of the 28th match of IPL 2011
1.25 - The win-loss ratio of teams winning the toss. This is second only to the win-loss ratio of 1.43 in IPL 2009. IPL 2008 was not so lucky for teams winning the toss. They won 28 and lost 30 games (W/L ratio 0.93). The overall W/L ratio for teams winning the toss across all seasons is 1.15.
2 - Paul Valthaty and Yuvraj Singh are the only players to achieve the feat of making a fifty-plus score and picking up four or more wickets in the same match. Both instances came in this edition of the IPL. Valthaty scored 75 and picked up 4 for 29 against Deccan while Yuvraj scored an unbeaten 66 and picked up 4 for 29 against Delhi.
2.25 - Lasith Malinga's economy rate during his spell of 3 for 9 is the best for any bowler in a completed spell in this IPL. Overall, the best economy rate is 1.50, for Fidel Edwards (Deccan) against Kolkata in 2009 and Ashish Nehra (Delhi) against Punjab in 2009.
4 - Number of maidens Irfan Pathan has bowled across all seasons of the IPL, the most by any bowler. Manpreet Gony, Praveen Kumar, Malinga and Albie Morkel are next, with three each.
6 - The number of ducks made by Shane Warne in IPL, the most by any player. He is followed by Piyush Chawla, Jacques Kallis and Pragyan Ojha, who have five ducks each.
8.71 - The scoring rate at Mohali, the highest among grounds that have hosted a minimum of ten matches. Hyderabad is next, with a run-rate of 8.50. Eden Gardens has the lowest scoring rate of 7.62.
13 - Number of scores over fifty by Kallis, the most by any player in the IPL. Shaun Marsh, Sachin Tendulkar, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma have ten each.
26 - The most runs conceded in the last over of an innings in 2011, by Ashok Dinda against Pune. Mashrafe Mortaza was also taken for 26 runs off the final over against Deccan in 2009.
28 - Number of matches won by Chennai and Mumbai, the most for any team. Rajasthan are next, with 27 wins in 49 matches.
28.70 - The runs per wicket in IPL 2011 is the highest among all seasons. In contrast, the runs per wicket is lowest in IPL 2009 (23.41). The run-rate is highest in 2008 (8.30) and lowest in 2009 (7.48).
41 - Adam Gilchrist, with 27 catches and 14 stumpings, has the most dismissals for a wicketkeeper in the IPL. He is followed by Dinesh Karthik (37) and Kumar Sangakkara (31). Sangakkara leads the tally in IPL 2011 with eight dismissals.
54 - The number of sixes conceded by Warne across all seasons of the IPL, the most by any bowler. Chawla (49) and Praveen (48) are next.
59 - The highest number of runs given away by a bowler in an IPL game, by Rajasthan's Siddharth Trivedi against Punjab in 2011. RP Singh, playing for Deccan, also leaked 59 against Kolkata in 2008.
69 - The number of sixes hit by Gilchrist, the most by any player in the IPL. Yusuf Pathan and Suresh Raina have hit 66 and 63 sixes. Valthaty heads the list in IPL 2011 with 12 sixes.
72.25 - The average of Marsh in wins, the highest among players who have scored at least 500 runs in victories. AB de Villiers is next, with an average of 64.75 in wins. Tendulkar has the most runs in wins (917).
152 - The stand between Gautam Gambhir and Kallis against Rajasthan is the highest in IPL 2011 and the second highest overall across all seasons. The highest remains the 155-run opening stand between Gilchrist and VVS Laxman against Mumbai in 2008.
200 - The number of runs scored in boundaries by Valthaty, the highest among batsmen in IPL 2011. He is followed by David Warner, who has 144 runs in fours and sixes.
222.22 - The strike-rate of Jesse Ryder during his knock of 60 off 27 balls against Delhi, the highest in a 50-plus innings in IPL 2011. Yusuf, during his innings of 100 off 37 balls against Mumbai in 2010, had a strike rate of 270.27, the highest for a fifty-plus score in the IPL.
433 - The number of runs scored in the match between Delhi and Punjab in Delhi, the highest in IPL 2011 and the third highest overall across all seasons. The highest is 469 in the match between Chennai and Rajasthan in Chennai in 2010 followed by 447 in the game between Punjab and Chennai in Mohali in 2008.
579 - The number of runs put on by Rohit and Symonds in 22 innings, the most for any non-opening batting pair. MS Dhoni and Raina are next, with 566 runs in 17 innings.