IPL in numbers: Turner, a sitting duck!

Ashton Turner's five successive ducks in T20 cricket, slowest IPL knocks, most IPL wickets against a single opposition and more.

M. S. Dhoni averages nearly 54 in successful run chases in the IPL.   -  K. Murali Kumar


The number of ducks registered in successive innings by Ashton Turner for Rajasthan Royals. He became the sixth batsman in Indian Premier League history to achieve this dubious record when he was dismissed without scoring against Delhi Capitals at Jaipur on April 22, after registering ducks against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on April 20 and 16, respectively. He joined five other batsmen as part of this unwanted list. He also joined Shardul Thakur by being dismissed off the first ball – a golden duck! – on each of the three occasions in IPL cricket. Further, the three ducks have come in the first three IPL innings of his career – a first for any IPL batsman.

Ashton Turner’s five successive ducks in Twenty20 cricket

1Perth ScorchersAdelaide StrikersAdelaideFebruary 9, 2019LostBig Bash
5AustraliaIndiaVisakhapatnamFebruary 24, 2019WonInternationals
1Rajasthan RoyalsKings XI PunjabMohaliApril 16, 2019LostIPL
1Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai IndiansJaipurApril 20, 2019WonIPL
1Rajasthan RoyalsDelhi CapitalsJaipurApril 22, 2019LostIPL

Note: In between these matches, just before the IPL, Turner appeared in three ODI games for Australia, scoring 21, 84 not out and 20 in India. At Mohali, he played a match-winning knock of 84 not out in 43 balls, with five fours and six sixes!

Players with three successive IPL ducks

PlayerForPeriodBalls faced
Ashoke DindaKolkata Knight RidersApril 27, 2009 – April 10, 2011115
Rahul SharmaPune Warriors IndiaMay 11, 2012 – April 5, 2013231
Gautam GambhirKolkata Knight RidersApril 16, 2014 – April 24, 2014841
Shardul ThakurRising Pune SupergiantsApril 14, 2017 – May 6, 2017111
Pawan NegiRoyal Challengers BangaloreApril 25, 2018 – April 15, 2019112
Ashton TurnerRajasthan RoyalsApril 16, 2019 – April 22, 2019111


Robin Uthappa’s batting strike rate during his nine-run crawl in 20 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata on April 19 (KKR lost by 10 runs!). This is now the slowest individual score by a batsman facing a minimum of 20 balls in the last three years of IPL cricket. Overall it is the fifth slowest innings in IPL history.

Slowest individual scores in an IPL match (minimum 20 balls)

Strike rateRunsBallsBatsmanForAgainstVenueDateResult
30.00620Yashpal SinghKolkata Knight RidersRajasthan RoyalsDurbanMay 20, 2009Won
36.368*22M. S. DhoniRising Pune SupergiantsKolkata Knight RidersKolkataMay 14, 2016Lost
40.91922Manvinder BislaKolkata Knight RidersRajasthan RoyalsKolkataApril 17, 2011Won
41.671024Chris GayleRoyal Challengers BangaloreMumbai IndiansBangaloreApril 19, 2015Lost
45.00920Robin UthappaKolkata Knight RidersRoyal Challengers BangaloreKolkataApril 19, 2019Lost
46.671430Sourav GangulyKolkata Knight RidersDeccan ChargersKolkataApril 20, 2014Won
47.621021Sanju SamsonRajasthan RoyalsSunrisers HyderabadDelhiMay 22, 2013Won
48.001225Ajinkya RahaneRajasthan RoyalsSunrisers HyderabadHyderabadMay 17, 2013Lost
48.571735Dinesh KarthikDelhi DaredevilsKings XI PunjabDelhiApril 11, 2010Lost


The number of wickets claimed by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga against Chennai Super Kings is now the maximum by any IPL bowler against a particular opponent. Malinga, during his four-wicket haul in Chennai on April 26, went past the previous record of 29 wickets by Umesh Yadav against Kings XI Punjab. Yadav himself had held the record for just two days!

Most wickets against a particular opponent in IPL

WicketsAgainstBowlerMatchesAverageRuns per overPeriodFor
30Chennai Super KingsLasith Malinga1917.176.912009-19Mumbai Indians
29Kings XI PunjabUmesh Yadav1817.457.442012-19Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Kinght Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore
28Mumbai IndiansDwayne Bravo4717.507.992012-19Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Lions
27Kolkata Knight RidersBhuvneshwar Kumar2020.307.512011-19Pune Warriors India, Sunrisers Hyderabad
27Rajasthan RoyalsAmit Mishra1817.267.062008-19Delhi Daredevils, Deccan Chargers, Sunrisers Hyderabad
26Kings XI PunjabSunil Narine1616.356.972014-19Kolkata Knight Riders


The number of batsmen below the age of 18 years who have managed a score of 40-plus in an IPL match. In this edition, Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag Das became the latest entrant and he has done so on two occasions.

Youngest batsmen to register 40-plus scores in an IPL match

17 years, 161 daysRiyan Parag Das4329Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai IndiansJaipurApril 20, 2019Won
17 years, 166 daysRiyan Parag Das4731Rajasthan RoyalsKolkata Knight RidersKolkataApril 25, 2019Won
17 years, 184 daysSarfaraz Khan45*21Royal Challengers BangaloreRajasthan RoyalsBangaloreApril 29, 2015No result
17 years, 250 daysAbhishek Sharma46*19Delhi DaredevilsRoyal Challengers BangaloreDelhiMay 12, 2018Lost


Queries Corner

Which ground has seen most sixes in this year’s Indian Premier League 2019? – Srihari Rao, Visakhapatnam.

The full list after match No. 45.

Eden Gardens, Kolkata11112.87
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai9013.26
M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore8314.42
Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad6919.83
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur6425.43
M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai5624.77
Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali5123.22
Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi4924.33

Which team has made the most runs in an IPL match in 2019 during the death overs? – Srihari Rao, Visakhapatnam.

The top four sides to make the most runs in an IPL match in 2019 in the last five overs (i.e. overs 16 to 20) are:

Runs/wicketsRuns per overForAgainstVenue
91/218.20Royal Challengers BangaloreKolkata Knight RidersKolkata
82/316.40Delhi CapitalsMumbai IndiansMumbai
82/116.40Kolkata Knight RidersRoyal Challengers BangaloreKolkata
80/016.00Royal Challengers BangaloreKings XI PunjabBangalore

What is M. S. Dhoni’s IPL record while his team bats second? – Rajesh Kamath, Chennai.

M. S. Dhoni in the IPL for both Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants:

 InningsNot-outsRunsAverageFiftiesHighest scoreStrike rate
While batting second68241,80240.951084*133.38
In successful run chases41201,12853.71670*135.74
In unsuccessful run chases27467429.30484*129.62

In a recent ODI match at Harare, the United Arab Emirates team was dismissed for 110, but the innings did not contain a single duck. Is this a record? – Kirti Suresh, Pune.

As of date, there have been seven instances of sides with totals of less than 100 that did not contain a single duck. Interestingly, this record is currently held by India when the side was dismissed for its lowest-ever ODI total of 54 at Sharjah against Sri Lanka on October 29, 2000. In that innings, Zaheer Khan’s 1 was the lowest while Robin Singh’s 11 was the highest. India lost the game by 245 runs, still its biggest ever defeat in this format.

Note: All figures above are updated as on April 27, 2019.

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