With four titles, Rohit Sharma is now the only player to win as number of titles at Indian Premier League history.
Just a day ago, we witnessed the thrilling end of Indian Premier League and Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians emerged as the champion for the THIRD time in ten years. In a post-match presentation four time champion (1 for Deccan Chargers & 3 for Mumbai Indians) Rohit Sharma mentioned that this was the best ever IPL final I have ever played. The reason was something special.
Let’s look at the numbers and some unique records from tenth edition of Indian Premier League.
Lowest Totals in IPL
India’s full time skipper Virat Kohli will remember this IPL as there were some nightmare matches for his and his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). One of the nightmares came on 23rd April when his team bowled out for less than fifty. RCB which had players like Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Kohli himself chasing just 132 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bundled for 49 which is now lowest totals in the history of IPL. Along with RCB, Delhi Daredevils registered two of such lowest totals in IPL in this edition.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||49||KKR||Kolkata||23-Apr-17|
|Rajasthan Royals||58||RCB||Cape Town||18-Apr-09|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||67||MI||Mumbai||16-May-08|
Largest Victories in IPL
With nearly knocking out of the tournament, Delhi Daredevils requiring each game to be won with fair margin, they were against table topper Mumbai Indians at their home ground Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi. Zaheer Khan’s Delhi Daredevils asked Mumbai to bat first and Mumbai Indians’ top and middle order smacked Delhi bowlers for 212. Having chased almost same total in previous game against Gujarat Lions, Delhi was confident with their tactics but furious Mumbai attack tackled all their tactics and bundled them for just 66; third lowest total in IPL history. With this win, Mumbai Indians registered largest ever win with 146 runs in IPL.
|Mumbai Indians||146 runs||213||v DD||Delhi||6-May-17|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||144 runs||249||v GL||Bengaluru||14-May-16|
|Kolkata Knight Rider||140 runs||223||v RCB||Bengaluru||18-Apr-08|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||138 runs||227||v KXIP||Bengaluru||6-May-15|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||130 runs||264||v PWI||Bengaluru||23-Apr-13|
Most Number of Man-of-The-Match awards by a Team
If you look at the final statistics of IPL 2017, no Mumbai Indians batsmen or bowlers dominates the table. In orange cap race, Mumbai’s highest run getter was Parthiv Patel (395 runs in 16 matches) on eighth position. Bowling unit was comparatively fine with Jasprit Bumrah (20 wickets in 16 matches) and Mitchell McClenaghan (19 wickets in 14 matches) were on third and fourth position respectively. But what Mumbai Indians helped to lift the title was their team effort. Performance at the right time by the right player resulted into as many ten players winning player of the match award in this edition; the most by any team in a season. They overtook Delhi Daredevils’ record of nine such awards from 2009 season.
|Team||Season||Number of Players|
|Chennai Super Kings||2008||8|
|Chennai Super Kings||2011||8|
|Chennai Super Kings||2012||8|
Fastest Fifty in IPL
We have seen Sunil Narine as a top-class off break bowler. The former Number 1 T20I bowler was seen with another role in this edition of IPL. He opened innings of his team Kolkata Knight Riders in several occasions and he proved right for his skipper with his position. In a game against RCB, chasing 159, KKR sent Narine with Chris Lynn to open their innings. Narine with explosive Lynn did charisma when they collected 105 runs inside fielding restriction, the highest ever powerplay score in the IPL. It was not just a charisma, but Narine smashed joint-s fastest half-century in the league history. He went this feat in just 15 balls with six fours and four sixes and equals record with his team-mate Yusuf Pathan who had such outstanding innings against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.