RV Uthappa’s distinction

RV Uthappa of Kolkata Knight Riders scored two boundary sixes in the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 30.04.16 which gave him an aggregate of 101 boundary sixes in IPL. His boundary fours aggregate at the end of this game read 323. He earned the distinction of becoming the fifth batsman in the history of IPL to score 300 plus boundary fours and 100 plus boundary sixes. Others are SK Raina {340-F and 153-S}, V Sehwag {334-F and 106-S}, V Kohli {311-F and 119-S} and RG Sharma {305-F and 155-S}. The following list furnishes the performance of these five batsmen No Player Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 0 4s 6s 1 SK Raina 139 135 20 3909 100* 33.99 1 26 7 340 153 2 V Sehwag 104 104 5 2728 122 27.55 2 16 7 334 106 3 RV Uthappa 127 122 15 3238 83* 30.26 0 16 5 323 101 4 V Kohli 129* 120 20 3504 100* 35.04 1 22 4 311 119 5 RG Sharma 136 132 22 3683 109* 33.48 1 28 8 305 155...

Teams chasing 190 plus runs in Indian Premier League

Gujarat Lions chased a target of 196 runs against Rising Pune Supergiants at Pune-SRS on 29.04.16 to provide the 20th occasion of a team chasing 190 plus runs in IPL. All such occasions are listed below TEAMS CHASING A TARGET OF 190 PLUS RUNS IN IPL No Team Score Target Versus Venue Result Date 1 Rajasthan 217/7 215 Deccan Hyderabad Rajasthan by 3 Wkts 24.04.08 2 Punjab 211/4 206 Hyderabad Hyderabad Punjab by 6 Wkts 14.05.14 3 Chennai 208/5 206 Bangalore Chennai Chennai by 5 Wkts 12.04.12 4 Punjab 206/4 206 Chennai Abu Dhabi Punjab by 6 Wkts 18.04.14 5 Bangalore 204/2 204 Punjab Bengaluru Bangalore by 8 Wkts 16.03.10 6 Punjab 204/2 201 Kolkata Kolkata Punjab by 8 Wkts 04.04.10 7 Kolkata 200/7 200 Punjab Bengaluru Kolkata by 3 Wkts 01.06.14 8 Rajasthan 197/5 197 Deccan Jaipur Rajasthan by 5 Wkts 17.04.12 9 Gujarat 196/7 196 Ris Pune Pune-SRS Gujarat by 3 Wkts 29.04.16 10 Chennai 195/4 193 Punjab Dharamsala Chennai by 6 Wkts 18.04.10 11 Mumbai 195/5 190 Rajasthan Mumbai Mumbai by 5 Wkts 25.05.14 12 Punjab 194/6 191 Deccan Mohali Punjab by 4 Wkts 13.05.12 13 Punjab 194/4 191 Bangalore Mohali Punjab by 6 Wkts 06.05.13 14 Punjab 193/4 189 Chennai Mohali Punjab by 6 Wkts 13.04.11 15 Delhi 193/1 188 Deccan Hyderabad Delhi by 9 Wkts 10.05.12 16 Punjab 193/3 192 Rajasthan Sharjah Punjab by 7 Wkts 20.04.14 17 Kolkata 192/5 191 Chennai Chennai Kolkata by 5 Wkts 27.05.12 18 Delhi 192/3 192 Bangalore Bengaluru Delhi by 7 Wkts 17.04.16 19 Rajasthan 191/5 191 Bangalore Bengaluru Rajasthan by 5 Wkts 11.05.14 20 Chennai 190/5 186 Delhi Delhi Chennai by 5 Wkts 19.03.10...

Batsmen’s centuries in losing cause in Indian Premier League

SPD Smith’s 111 for Rising Pune Supergiants against Gujarat Lions at Pune-SRS on 29.04.16 went in vain to provide the sixth occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the history of IPL. The following table lists all such occasions No   Pos Batsman Runs Team Oppn Venue Date 1   04 A Symonds 117* Deccan Rajasthan Hyd-RGS 24.04.08 2   05 YK Pathan 100 Rajasthan Mumbai Mum-BS 13.03.10 3 * 02 SR Tendulkar 100* Mumbai Kochi Mumbai 15.04.11 4 + 04 WP Saha 115* Punjab Kolkata Bangalore 01.06.14 5 * 01 V Kohli 100* Bangalore Gujarat Rajkot 24.04.16 6   03 SPD Smith 101 Ris Pune Gujarat Pune-SRS 29.04.16 The first such instance was witnessed when A Symond’s 117 not out went in vain in the game between Deccan Chargers and Rajasthan Royals at Hyd-RGS on 24.04.08. Batting at number four for Deccan Chargers, A Symonds scored 117 not out with the help of 11 boundary fours and seven boundary sixes. He was at the crease facing 53 deliveries. Riding on A Symond’s century, Deccan Charges posted 214 runs for the loss of five wickets in the allotted twenty overs. A Symonds and RG Sharma were concerned in a fourth wicket partnership which realized 111 runs. MM Patel of Rajasthan Royals leaked 55 runs without capturing a wicket Rajasthan Royals won the game with a ball to spare. GC Smith {73} and YK Pathan {61} and their second wicket partnership worth 98 runs laid the foundation for Rajasthan Royal’s facile win with a ball to spare. M Kaif {34} and skipper SK Warne {22 not out} were the other contributors to Rajasthan Royal’s win. 17 runs were needed for a win in the last over. A Symonds – the batting hero of Deccan Charges became its bowling villain – as he was hit for 19 runs in...

Statistical highlights in IPL and Twenty20 games

At the end of the IPL game between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai on 28.04.16, the following stats highlights were observed in IPL and also in Twenty20 games G Gambhir, RG Sharma and DA Warner share the record for most fifties in IPL. All the three batsmen have scored 29 fifties.  G Gambhir and RG Sharma scored their 29th fifty in the match under consideration. G Gambhir became the first batsman to score 400 boundary fours in IPL. At the end of the game on 28.04.16, his boundary fours aggregate read 401. RG Sharam became the seventh batsman to score 300 plus boundary fours in IPL. At the end of the game on 28.04.16, his boundary fours aggregate read 305. Others to accomplish the feat are – G Gambhir {401}, SK Raina {338}, V Sehwag {334}, RV Uthappa {317}, V Kohli {311} and S Dhawan {310} KA Pollard’s run aggregate in Twenty20 games read 6009 at the end of the game on 28.04.16. He became the sixth batsman to total 6000 plus runs in Twenty20 games. Others are – CH Gayle {8840}, BJ Hodge {6998}, BB McCullum {6486}, DA Warner {6486} and SK Raina {6103 BB McCullum became the third batsman to score 300 boundary sixes in Twenty20 games. Others are – CH Gayle {637} and KA Pollard {398}. BB McCullum became the second batsman in the history of Twenty20 games to score 600 plus boundary fours and 300 boundary sixes. He has scored 620 boundary fours and 300 boundary sixes. CH Gayle is the other batsman to accomplish such a feat. He has to his credit 684 boundary fours and 637 boundary sixes. G Gambhir’s boundary fours aggregate in Twenty20 games at the end of the game on 28.04.16 read 601. He became the sixth batsman in the history of Twenty20 games to score 600...

Teams winning an IPL game by single digit runs margin – one to nine runs

Gujarat Lions pulled off a sensational one run win over Delhi Daredevils at Delhi on 27.04.16 to provide the 47th occasion of a team winning an IPL game by a single digit margin – one to nine runs. All such occasions are listed chronologically No Team1 Team2 Winner Margin Ground Date 1 Chennai Mumbai Chennai 6 runs Chennai 23.04.08 2 Bangalore Deccan Bangalore 3 runs Bangalore 03.05.08 3 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 9 runs Mohali 03.05 08 4 Kolkata Bangalore Kolkata 5 runs Kolkata 08.05.08 5 Delhi Punjab Punjab 6 runs Delhi 17.05.08 6 Kolkata Chennai Chennai 3 runs Kolkata 18.05.08 7 Mumbai Punjab Punjab 1 run Mumbai 21.05.08 8 Chennai Delhi Delhi 9 runs Durban 23.04.09 9 Punjab Mumbai Punjab 3 runs Durban 29.04.09 10 Bangalore Punjab Bangalore 8 runs Durban 01.05.09 11 Kolkata Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs East London 01.05.09 12 Mumbai Rajasthan Rajasthan 2 runs Durban 14.05.09 13 Deccan Punjab Punjab 1 run Johannesburg 17.05.09 14 Bangalore Deccan Deccan 6 runs Johannesburg 24.05.09 15 Mumbai Rajasthan Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai (BS) 13.03.10 16 Deccan Punjab Deccan 6 runs Cuttack 19.03.10 17 Deccan Rajasthan Rajasthan 2 runs Nagpur 05.04.10 18 Chennai Kolkata Chennai 2 runs Chennai 08.04.11 19 Kolkata Deccan Kolkata 9 runs Kolkata 11.04.11 20 Kolkata Kochi Kochi 6 runs Kolkata 20.04.11 21 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai 8 runs Mumbai 22.04.11 22 Kolkata Punjab Punjab 2 runs Kolkata 15.04.12 23 Chennai Punjab Punjab 7 runs Chennai 28.04.12 24 Delhi Rajasthan Delhi 1 run Delhi 29.04.12 25 Pune Mumbai Mumbai 1 run Pune 03.05.12 26 Kolkata Pune Kolkata 7 runs Kolkata 05.05.12 27 Deccan Bangalore Deccan 9 runs Hyd-RGS 20.05.12 28 Bangalore Mumbai Bangalore 2 runs Bangalore 04.04.13 29 Delhi Rajasthan Rajasthan 5 runs Delhi 06.04.13 30 Chennai Mumbai Mumbai 9 runs Chennai 06.04.13 31 Punjab Kolkata Punjab 4 runs Mohali 16.04.13 32 Mumbai Punjab Mumbai 4 runs Mumbai...

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