That innings by KL Rahul against Chennai Super Kings in Dubai last week - 98 not out, from 42 balls with eight sixes, in Punjab Kings' 139 for 4 - represented 70.50% of the total, and comes in sixth on the IPL list. On top is Martin Guptill's 50 out of 68 - that's 73.53% - as Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by ten wickets in Mohali in 2017.
Australia's paltry 62 - their worst total in T20 internationals - in the last match against Bangladesh in Mirpur in August was the lowest total without a duck in a T20I involving Test teams. There has been one lower score in all such men's internationals, though: in Ilfov County in October 2020, Bulgaria's 60 all out against Romania did not include any ducks either (three men were out for 1). The previous nadir among Test nations was Sri Lanka's duckless 82 against India in Visakhapatnam in February 2016.
The answer to this one dates from a long time ago: the Australian Reggie Duff made 104 in his first Test, against England in Melbourne in 1901-02, and 146 in his last, at The Oval in 1905. He did not reach three figures in 20 matches in between.
The pace bowler who took the most Test wickets in innings in which he did not take the new ball is South Africa's Jacques Kallis, with 276 (he took 16 in the eight innings in which he did open the bowling). Neil Wagner currently has 222 (out of 229 wickets in all), then come Courtney Walsh (192 of 519) and the England allrounders Ian Botham (177 of 373), Andrew Flintoff (165 of 226) and Ben Stokes (159 of 163).
The attacking Indian batter Robin Uthappa has indeed played for six different IPL teams, starting with Mumbai Indians in 2008, before making his debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009, Pune Warriors in 2011, Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 and Rajasthan Royals in 2020, then joined Chennai Super Kings for 2021. He's one of six who have played for six different IPL teams, the others being Dinesh Karthik, Thisara Perera, Parthiv Patel, Ishant Sharma and Yuvraj Singh. There are also three men - Moises Henriques, Irfan Pathan and Steve Smith - who played for five IPL teams and were in the squad of another without getting on the field for them.
Steven Lynch is the editor of the updated edition of Wisden on the Ashes