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2005-06 Last time Uttar Pradesh won a domestic title, before winning this Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. They had won the Ranji Trophy title on that occasion. They ended as a runner-up in the 2007-08 and 2008-09 Ranji seasons, and also in Ranji One-Day Trophy in 2005-06. On this occasion, they beat Baroda by 38 runs in the final at the Wankhede Stadium. Two seasons ago, in 2013-14, against the same oppositions and at the same venue they had lost by three runs in the final.
2 Times a team has won the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy without losing a match. Uttar Pradesh won all their nine games. Bengal had done this in 2010-11, winning each of their eight matches.
60-31 Win-loss record of teams chasing in this competition; the win-loss ratio of 1.935 for teams fielding first is the highest in any season. This is the third time when teams chasing have won more matches than teams batting first, after the 2010-11 season when the win-loss ratio was 1.093 (32 out of 68) and the 2012-13 season when it was 1.285 (45 out of 81). Incidentally, all of the 16 Super League matches were won by teams fielding first. The final was won by the team batting first though.
7.17 Average run rate this series - second-best in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy series after 2009-10, when the scoring-rate was 7.44 an over. Also, the average runs per wicket in this series of 21.03 is the second-best after 2009-10, when it was 21.27.
21.46 Average opening stand - the worst for any of the seven seasons played so far. In 2012-13, an average of 21.73 runs were scored per dismissal, which was the previous worst. The highest average by opening stands was in 2009-10, when it was 29.08. There were four century partnerships for the first wicket this season though, second-most after 2009-10 and 2013-14 when there were five.
28.9 Balls per six in the tournament - least among all seasons. Last season, a six was hit every 30.4 deliveries and one every 33.9 balls in the season before that. As many as 715 sixes were hit in this series. The previous highest was 595 sixes in 2014-15. Overall, however, a boundary (fours and sixes) was hit every 7.3 balls in 2015-16, only the third least in a Syed Mushtaq Ali series.
377 Runs scored by Baroda's Hardik Pandya - the most by a batsman in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy season going past Avi Barot's 369 in 2013-14 for Haryana. Pandya played two consecutive innings of 81* off 51 and 86* off 46. Also, his average of 53.83 is the second highest in a season among the 12 batsmen who made 300 or more runs; Mayank Agarwal's 61.40 in 2012-13 is the highest (scored 307 runs). Click here for highest run-getters in this season.
39 Runs made in one over bowled by Delhi's Akash Sudan in the last group match - the most expensive in T20 cricket beating the 38-run over by James Fuller for Gloucestershire against Sussex's Scott Styris in England in 2012. The previous record for most runs in an over in T20s in India was the one bowled by Prasanth Parameswaran to Chris Gayle in 2011 IPL when 37 runs were leaked. Pandya plundered 34 runs off that Sudan over - the second highest by a batsman in a T20 in India after Gayle's 36 runs off Parameswaran's over.
21 Sixes by Delhi's Nitish Rana - most by anyone in a season going past Sagun Kamat (2013-14) and Tirumalasetti Suman (2014-15) who had hit 19 sixes. Pandya also hit 19 sixes this season with 14 of them in two consecutive innings.
175.88 Rana's strike rate - the highest by a batsman facing 150 or more balls in a season. He scored 299 runs in 170 balls at an average of 42.71, including three fifties with a highest of 97.
3 Number of players who have scored 150-plus runs and taken 15 or more wickets as captain in any T20 series. Irfan Pathan - who captained Baroda - did it in this Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy with 200 runs and 17 wickets in 10 matches. The other captains to do it before him are: Shakib Al Hasan, with 280 runs and 15 wickets in 11 matches in the 2011-12 Bangladesh Premier League and Dwayne Bravo, who made 173 runs and took 28 wickets in 13 matches in the Caribbean Premier League in 2015. Pathan averaged 40 with bat and 15.76 with ball this season.
3 Times Cheepurapalli Stephen took four or more wickets in an innings playing for Andhra - most such hauls by anyone this year. Seven others have taken two such hauls in a season, including Ranjit Mali, Nathu Singh and Irfan Pathan.
3 Centuries by Unmukt Chand in T20s, including the one he hit this year. He scored 108 playing for Delhi against Gujarat in a Super League match. His previous two centuries came in 2012-13 in consecutive innings. No India batsman has scored more than three T20 centuries; Rohit Sharma and Suresh Raina have three centuries each. Only Gayle (5) and David Warner (4) have scored more centuries in T20 cricket in India than Chand.