Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians, IPL final, Kolkata May 25, 2013

Best top-order v best Powerplay bowler

With only one match left in IPL 2013, here's a look at some key numbers from the tournament, with specific reference to the finalists

0.67 - The difference between the batting run-rate and the economy rate for Super Kings, which is the best among all teams in IPl 2013. They have scored at 8.31 runs per over, and conceded 7.64 per over. Royal Challengers Bangalore are next with a difference of 0.45, while Mumbai Indians are fourth on 0.22, having scored 7.98 runs per over and conceded 7.76.

16 - The number of 50-plus scores for Super Kings, again the best among all teams in this tournament. That includes one century - Suresh Raina's 100 not out - and 15 fifties. Mumbai Indians are third on this list with 14, behind Royal Challengers' 15.

114 - The number of sixes struck by Mumbai Indians, the most in by any team in this tournament. Royal Challengers are next on 103, while Super Kings are third with 78. Chris Gayle leads the count among individual batsmen with 51, but the next two are from Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma has 28, and Keiron Pollard 26. Among the Super Kings batsmen, MS Dhoni leads with 20, followed by Suresh Raina on 18 and Michael Hussey on 17.

40.89 - The percentage of dot balls bowled by Super Kings, the fourth best in the tournament. Sunrisers Hyderabad lead this list with a percentage of 44.26, well clear of the second placed Rajasthan Royals (41.13). Mumbai Indians are fifth with a percentage of 40.58.

43.18 - The average opening partnership for Super Kings in this IPL, the best among all teams. Super Kings have scored 691 runs for the first wicket - the highest among all teams - at a run rate of 7.47 per over. They've also put together six partnerships of 50 or more for the first wicket, the most among all teams. Mumbai Indians are a distant fifth in terms of average partnership, with 27.27 runs per dismissal, at a run rate of 6.60.

531 - The partnership runs added by Michael Hussey and M Vijay, the second best by any opening pair in this IPL, behind Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa's 606 for Pune Warriors. Hussey and Vijay have averaged 48.27 runs per dismissal at a rate of 7.46 runs per over, with one century stand and four half-century partnerships. Mumbai Indians' best opening pair has been Dwayne Smith and Sachin Tendulkar: in nine innings they've added 271 at an average of 30.11, and a run rate of 6.37 per over.

578 - The partnership runs scored for the second wicket between Hussey and Raina, easily the highest by any second-wicket pair. They've averaged 57.80 per completed partnership, at 8.96 runs per over, and have two century stands and four half-century partnerships in 11 innings. The leading second-wicket pair for Mumbai Indians is that of Smith and Dinesh Karthik: they've put together 273 in eight innings at a rate of 9.80 per over.

6.42 - Mohit Sharma's economy rate in the IPL, the best among bowlers on either team contesting the final (with a cut-off of 30 overs). The best for Mumbai Indians is Harbhajan Singh's 6.59, while R Ashwin's economy rate is 6.69.

11.49 - Super Kings' scoring rate in the last five overs of this IPL, the best among all teams. They've averaged 30.29 runs per wicket, also the best among all sides. Mumbai Indians have averaged 10.43, third among all teams after Royal Challengers. Mumbai Indians have struck 57 sixes in the last five overs, the best among all sides, 19 clear of Super Kings' 38.

253 - The runs scored in the last five overs of an innings by Dhoni, the highest among all batsmen. He has scored these runs in 122 balls, giving him a run rate of 12.44 per over. Next in line is Rohit Sharma, with 234 in 114 balls, a rate of 12.31 per over. The next two batsmen in this list will also be in the playing XIs for their teams on Sunday - Pollard has 222 from 136 balls, while Raina's aggregate in the last five is 193 from 86.

15 - The number of wickets taken by Mitchell Johnson during the Powerplay overs in this tournament, at an economy rate of 6.05. In second place is Super Kings' Mohit Sharma, with 14 at an economy rate of 6.33. No other bowler has taken more than nine wickets in the Powerplays in this year's IPL.

20 - The number of wickets taken by Dwayne Bravo in the last five overs, the most by any bowler. He has taken 20 wickets in 201 balls, at an economy rate of 7.40 per over. James Faulkner is next with 16 at an economy rate of 8.10. Mumbai Indians' main man in the death overs, Lasith Malinga, has taken 11 wickets in 152 balls at an economy rate of 7.50.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. Follow him on Twitter

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  • Viktor on May 26, 2013, 9:52 GMT

    RCB come second in many of the trivia presented here. How did they manage to lose out a position in the playoffs?

  • jude on May 26, 2013, 6:08 GMT

    Eager to wait until 8pm to watch some professional cricket with some professional cricket's & I think MI gonna make it to their count & Malinga will deliver some deadly yokers to CSK's feet

  • Dummy4 on May 26, 2013, 3:55 GMT

    The statistics shows that RCB are as good as these two teams even without making it to the play offs.

  • Dummy4 on May 26, 2013, 3:09 GMT

    malinga will be the key man today..

  • Dummy4 on May 26, 2013, 2:38 GMT

    I agree with Sunil Chandra, stats can change anytime and its the day that decides. We have seen the same in the first semi-finals against CSK and MI. CSK was trashed by MI in the last encounter and they gave it back in the first semi asking MI to play another match to decide their final status. For CSK, if the batting clicks they are sure the champions this time too. So it all depends on how the pitch is going to behave and how much it favors batsman. CSK bowling may not be that great as MI, but they are still better. MI are also without Ojha and they need to fill that gap of a missing bowler and if that happens to be Munaf Patel, pressure is on MI as he leaked runs in the last match. MI bowling is the only key and their batting line-up is not that great except Smith at the opening. Rest of the batsman failed to perform in the last few matches and once again these will induce pressure on the batsman to play shots and score runs. So in all probabilities, CSK is best placed.

  • Cricket on May 25, 2013, 18:10 GMT

    Outstanding statistics! Clearly show why teams are where they are (except for RCB). Also shows quantitatively what we know already know qualitatively how good Dhoni and others are in crunch times.

  • Parthiban on May 25, 2013, 17:57 GMT

    CSK is gonna win it, again.

  • Dummy4 on May 25, 2013, 16:47 GMT

    Stats are just to refer what has happened in the past and stats change quickly after every match. A bad day for any team can ruin their hopes and dreams. Not much far from now, let's see what happens tomorrow. My favorite : MI and all the best to both teams!!

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