Coming of age!

Rishabh Pant smashed an unbeaten 128 off 63 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad to become the highest-scorer in T20 cricket.   -  PTI

3: the number individual fifties registered in this year’s IPL by players below the age of 19 years. This season have seen the maximum number of 50s by these youngsters. Overall five of them have achieved this landmark at a young age, with Prithvi Shaw doing so on two occasions!

Youngest to register an IPL fifty

Age

Batsman

Runs

Balls

For

Agst

venue

Date

Rslt

18y-169d

Sanju Samson

63

41

RR

RCB

Jaipur

29 Apr 2013

Won

18y-169d

Prithvi Shaw

62

44

DD

KKR

Delhi

27 Apr 2018

Won

18y-177d

Prithvi Shaw

65

36

DD

SRH

Hyderabad

5 May 2018

Lost

18y-212d

Rishabh Pant

69

40

DD

GL

Rajkot

3 May 2016

Won

18y-237d

Shubman Gill

57*

36

KKR

CSK

Kolkata

3 May 2018

Won

18y-299d

Ishan Kishan

61

40

GL

SRH

Kanpur

13 May 2017

Lost

8: The number of consecutive victories by Mumbai Indians against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL since May 2015. MI’s win at Eden Gardens on May 9, 2018 equals the head to head record held by two other sides in all IPL.

Successive head to head victories by an IPL side

Mts

Winning side

Losing team

From

To

8

RCB

DD

26 Apr 2011

26 Apr 2015

8

KKR

KXIP

11 May 2014

13 Apr 2017

8+

MI

KKR

14 May 2015

9 May 2018

7

RR

DD

6 Apr 2013

11 Apr 2018

+ unbeaten sequence in progress

 

50: The number of individual three figure scores made in all IPL cricket. Rishabh Pant’s hundred at Delhi ensured this landmark.

Progressive landmarks of IPL centuries

100 #

Batsman

Runs

For

For

Venue

Date

IPL#

1st:

Brendon McCullum

158*

KKR

RCB

Bangalore

18 Apr 2008

1

10th:

David Warner

107*

DD

KKR

Delhi

29 Mar 2010

141

20th:

Kevin Pietersen

103*

DD

DC

Delhi

19 Apr 2012

271

30th:

Virender Sehwag

122

KXIP

CSK

MumbaiWS

30 May 2014

458

40th

Virat Kohli

109

RCB

GL

Bangalore

14 May 2016

562

50th

Rishabh Pant

128*

DD

SRH

Delhi

10 May 2018

679

 

31: The number of batsmen who have managed to score at least one century in IPL cricket. Rishabh Pant, the latest entrant, also became the 13th Indian batsman to reach the three-figure score in all IPL.

Batsmen who have hit at least one three-figure score in IPL cricket

India (13)

Australia (7)

South Africa (4)

West Indies (2)

England (2)

Sri Lanka (2)

New Zealand (1)

Manish Pandey

Mike Hussey

AB de Villiers

Chris Gayle

Kevin Pietersen

Sanath Jayasuriya

Brendon McCullum

Yusuf Pathan

Andrew Symonds

David Miller

Lendl Simmons

Ben Stokes

Mahela Jayawardene

M Vijay

Adam Gilchrist

Quinton de Kock

Paul Valthaty

Shaun Marsh

Hashim Amla

Sachin Tendulkar

David Warner

Virender Sehwag

Shane Watson

Ajinkya Rahane

Steve Smith

Rohit Sharma

Suresh Raina

Wriddiman Saha

Virat Kohli

Sanju Samson

Rishabh Pant

 

128: The number of runs scored by Rishabh Pant for Delhi Daredevils against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Delhi, is now the highest by an Indian in IPL. It is also the joint fifth highest score in IPL.

Progressive highest IPL scores by Indian batsmen

Runs

Balls

Batsman

For

Agst

Venue

Date

Rslt

32

13

Suresh Raina

CSK

KXIP

Mohali

19-4-2008

Won

58*

46

Gautam Gambhir

DD

RR

Delhi

19-4-2008

Won

66

36

Rohit Sharma

DC

DD

Hyderabad

22-4-2008

Lost

94*

41

Virender Sehwag

DD

DC

Hyderabad

22-4-2008

Won

98

55

Suresh Raina

CSK

RR

Centurion

30-4-2009

Won

114*

73

Manish Pandey

RCB

DC

Centurion

21-5-2009

Won

127

56

M Vijay

CSK

RR

Chennai

3-4-2010

Won

128*

63

Rishabh Pant

DD

SRH

Delhi

10-5-2018

Lost

 

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Queries Corner

Q1. Does Ankit Rajpoot’s recent five wicket haul for Kings XI Punjab make him the only non-international bowler in IPL to do so? – Ali Khan, Ajmer

A1. Yes, he is the first non-international (or uncapped) bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in IPL. The previous record was held by former Rajasthan Royals’ off-spinner Ajit Chandila, who claimed 4/13 in his four overs against Pune Warriors at Jaipur in 2012, that included a hat-trick!

Q2. Is Shubman Gill the youngest KKR batsman to make a fifty? – Ajoy Sarkar, Kolkata

A2. Yes. Shubman Gill (18y-237d) is by far the youngest KKR batsman to register a fifty in IPL cricket. The previous youngest was Sri Lankan Angelo Mathews, who was 22 years 283 days when he made an unbeaten 65 for KKR against Deccan Chargers at New Mumbai in 2010.

Q3. So far how many IPL hat-tricks have been taken by bowlers and how many of the hat-tricks have come in lost matches? – Kirti Suresh, Pune

A3. So far, 14 bowlers have claimed 17 hat-tricks in IPL cricket, with Amit Mishra and Yuvraj Singh doing so on three and two occasions respectively. Eleven bowlers have claimed 13 hat-tricks in winning causes, with Mishra on the winning side on all three occasions! However, four bowlers (Yuvraj, Sunil Narine, Shane Watson and Samuel Badree) have done so for losing sides!

Q4. Can you please provide details of Brendon McCullum’s century for KKR? – Anil Sawant, Baroda

A4. Brendon McCullum’s unbeaten 158 for KKR against RCB at Bangalore came in the inaugural IPL game on April 18, 2008. He was then the first batsman in T20 cricket to make a 150+ score. Before that the highest record score was held by Aussie Cameron White, who made an unbeaten 141 for Somerset against Worcestershire on July 9, 2006. The details of McCullum’s knock, which came in 73 balls are as follows: dots (19), 1s (22), 2s (9), 4s (10), 6s (13). Incidentally his 158* was the highest in IPL for five years, 5 days, until Chris Gayle made 175* for RCB on April 23, 2013 at the very same ground!

Note: All figures above are updated as on 10 May 2018