Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils, IPL semi-final, Centurion May 22, 2009

Why Nehra and RP Singh have a point to prove

A few key numbers involving Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers, and Centurion, the venue for the first semi-final of the IPL

A few key numbers involving Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers, and Centurion, the venue for the first semi-final of the IPL.

0 - Number of times Deccan have beaten Delhi in four tries over two IPL tournaments.

67 - Number of wickets lost by Delhi in the round-robin matches in this IPL, which is the lowest by any team. Deccan have lost 91, which is next only to Bangalore and Rajasthan, who've lost 93.

2111 - Runs scored by Deccan, which is the most by any team. Delhi are fourth with 1978.

8.23 - Deccan's run-rate in the first six overs. Delhi's average run-rate in this phase of their innings is 7.94.

505 - Runs added by Deccan's opening pairs, which is the highest of all teams. They average 36.07 per partnership, at 8.94 runs per over. Delhi's opening stand averages 28.38, at 7.66 runs per over.

11 - The number of 50-plus scores for Delhi in the IPL. Deccan have only seven.

11.36 - Adam Gilchrist's runs per over against Delhi. In two matches he has scored 72 from 38 balls.

1 - Number of wickets, out of 20, that RP Singh has taken against Delhi. He has been economical, though, conceding 6.57 per over in his seven overs.

9.62 - Ashish Nehra's economy rate against Deccan, which is his worst against any team - in eight overs he has conceded 77 runs and taken three wickets.

5.25 - Pradeep Sangwan's economy rate against Deccan (42 runs in eight overs, for four wickets). Dirk Nannes too has an excellent economy rate of 5.87 (47 runs in eight overs).

7 - The number of games, out of 11 in Centurion, won by the team batting second. However, in seven night games, four have been won by the team batting first.

159 - The average score of the team batting first in night games in Centurions. In seven matches, four times teams have scored in excess of 160, and twice in excess of 180.

43 - Wickets taken by spinners in 11 games in Centurion, at an average of 26.97 and an economy rate of 7.31. Fast bowlers have taken 63 wickets, at 33.17 and 8.09 runs per over.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo