The fifth edition of the Indian Premier League commenced with a match between Mumbai and Chennai. But do you know what records have been made and broken in the last four seasons. Here's a quick look at some of the most interesting and little known stats of the IPL.
2 No of times Chennai Super Kings have won the tournament. They won 2010 and 2011 editions. Rajasthan Royals (2008) and Deccan Chargers (2009) are the only other sides to win the tournament.
4 No of times Suresh Raina has crossed 400 runs in an IPL tournament-he's the only player to aggregate 400 runs in each of four IPL editions.
6 No of man of the match awards won by Chris Gayle in 2011 edition-the most by any player in a single edition of IPL.
6 No of batsmen who failed to open their account in Kochi Tuskers Kerala's innings against Deccan Chargers at Kochi in 2011. Ishant Sharma accounted for four of them.
11 No of wickets that have fallen on the first ball of the match. Brendon McCullum being the only batsman to suffer this fate twice.
13 No of sixes hit by Brendon McCullum during his innings of 158 in the first ever IPL game (between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bangalore in 2008)-the most by any batsman.
17 No of balls taken by Adam Gilchrist to race to his 50 while playing for Deccan Chargers against Delhi Daredevils at Centurion in 2009 - the fastest fifty in IPL
19 No of fours hit by Kings XI Punjab's Paul Valthaty during his innings of 120 not out against Chennai Super Kings in 2011-the most by any batsman.
37 No of balls taken by Yusuf Pathan to reach to his hundred for Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians at Brabourne in 2010 — the fastest in IPL history.
37 No of runs conceded by Kochi Tuskers Kerala's Prasanth Parameswaran against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Bangalore in 2011. Chris Gayle scored 36 of them (with one being extra).
57 No of century partnerships, of which Chennai Super Kings have 11, 8 each for Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, 7 each for Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders and Mumbai Indians, 4 each for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Deccan Chargers, one for Kochi Tuskers Kerala and none for Pune Warriors India.
59 Runs conceded by RP Singh and Siddarth Trivedi in a match in 2008 and 2011 respectively-most by any bowler.
62 Number of matches played by Subramaniam Badrinath and Suresh Raina-most in the IPL. In fact these two have appeared in each and every game played by Chennai Super Kings!
87 Tuskers Kerala's score of 87-2 after 6 overs against Rajasthan Royals at Indore in 2011 is the highest team score in Powerplay overs in IPL.
158 Runs scored by Brendon McCullum (for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore) without being dismissed in the first ever IPL game - is still the highest score by any batsman in tournament's history.
206 Runs added by Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh for the second wicket for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011 — the first and only double century partnership in IPL.
217 for 7 Highest successful chase in IPL, accomplished by Rajasthan Royals against Deccan Chargers at Hyderabad in 2008.
246 for 5 Highest total in IPL history, achieved by Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals at Chennai in 2010.
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