Bangalore Royal Challengers v Deccan Chargers, IPL final, Johannesburg

Bangalore look for record winning streak

A few key numbers on the eve of the IPL final between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Johannesburg

S Rajesh

May 23, 2009

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A few key numbers on the eve of the IPL final between Deccan Chargers and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Johannesburg.


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1 - The number of batsmen, from either team, who have scored more than 350 runs in the tournament. No one other than Adam Gilchrist has managed this.

78 - The number of runs Gilchrist needs to go past Matthew Hayden's aggregate of 572, and become the highest run-getter of IPL 2009.

6 - Number of wins for Bangalore in the nine games when they have chased a target. When they've batted first, Bangalore have won three out of six.

4 - Number of wins for Deccan in the eight games when they've chased. Batting first, they've won four out of seven.

5 - Bangalore's current winning streak, which equals the longest such run in this IPL. Chennai had won five in a row earlier in the tournament.

527 - The runs scored by Deccan's openers, at an average of 35.13 and a run rate of 9.11 per over. All three are the highest of all teams.

220 - The runs scored by Bangalore's openers, at an average of 14.67 and a run rate of 5.97, all of which are the lowest for any team.

86 - Number of runs Gilchrist has scored in two games against Bangalore, off 63 balls, at an average of 43 and a run rate of 8.19 per over. Bangalore's highest run-scorer, Kallis, has only scored 20 in two innings against Deccan, though.

22.09 - Bangalore's runs per wicket in the tournament. In their last five matches, though, the average increases to 33.13.

6 - Number of wickets Bangalore have lost in the middle overs (6.1 to 14) in their last five matches. They average 48.50 during this period, at a run rate of 7.27. Deccan have lost 11 wickets during this period in their last five games, at an average of 23.90 and a run rate of 6.57.

100% - Bangalore's win percentage in Johannesburg. In all three games, they've batted under lights and chased successfully.

83.33% - The win percentage for teams batting second in night games in Johannesburg. In six such games, five have been won by the team batting second.

27 - Wickets taken by spinners in Johannesburg, at an average of 24.85 and an economy rate of 6.39. Fast bowlers have taken 42 wickets at 30.23, and an economy of 7.83.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo

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