Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2017 title by one run, making it the closest finish in an IPL final after Deccan Chargers' six-run win in 2009 and Sunrisers Hyderabad's eight-run win in 2016. © BCCI

Mumbai Indians won the IPL 2017 title by one run, making it the closest finish in an IPL final after Deccan Chargers’ six-run win in 2009 and Sunrisers Hyderabad’s eight-run win in 2016. © BCCI

The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League has come to a dramatic end, with the title being decided off the very last ball of the tournament on a hot and humid Hyderabad night in the middle of a typical Indian summer. Next year, the tournament will enter a new decade. Despite the occasional controversies surrounding it, the IPL has proved that it is the most popular cricket league around the world.

Many would have thought this edition would see a new champion, with Rising Pune Supergiant looking in awesome form leading up to the knockouts. However, there is something about the atmosphere surrounding Mumbai cricket. The franchise based in the city of the 41-time Ranji Trophy champions are now three-time IPL champions as well, the most by any team.

Last year’s runners-up Royal Challengers Bangalore struggled throughout the duration of the tournament, despite having the big match-winners, while defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad once again made it to the last four, losing out in the Eliminator.

This edition had its share of big team totals and there were five centuries, with Hashim Amla alone making two of those. Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, Rahul Tripathi and Washington Sundar were some of the Indian youngsters that made a mark.

The one-run win for Mumbai Indians on Sunday (May 21) was the closest finish to an IPL final — the 2009 and 2016 finals had been won by Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad by six and eight runs respectively. Mumbai, meanwhile, became the only second side in IPL history to win the title after finishing first in the league table. Rajasthan Royals had achieved the feat in the inaugural season in 2008.

Over the past 46 days, 59 matches – one game was washed out without a ball being bowler — were played in 10 cities and grounds across the country. The competition threw up several interesting numbers. Some of the significant ones are listed below.

Distribution of runs scored by each side

For 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s Balls Runs Nb Wds %dots %(1-3) %(4-6) balls/6
DD 615 609 90 4 202 0 87 1607 2131 4 43 38.27 43.75 17.98 18.47
GL 544 651 110 2 218 1 90 1616 2294 8 45 33.66 47.22 19.12 17.96
KKR 587 707 102 4 228 0 89 1717 2369 4 55 34.19 47.35 18.46 19.29
KXIP 561 612 97 3 189 0 88 1550 2099 9 53 36.19 45.94 17.87 17.61
MI 730 770 111 9 224 1 117 1962 2622 2 86 37.21 45.36 17.43 16.77
RCB 604 588 92 2 133 0 75 1494 1760 4 42 40.43 45.65 13.92 19.92
RPS 645 782 127 4 197 0 89 1844 2370 1 56 34.98 49.51 15.51 20.72
SRH 540 665 134 8 220 1 70 1638 2262 6 41 32.97 49.27 17.77 23.4
Total 4826 5384 863 36 1611 3 705 13428 17907 38 421 35.94 46.79 17.27 19.05

Distribution of runs conceded by each side

For 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s Balls Runs Nb Wds %dots %(1-3) %(4-6) balls/6
DD 537 645 100 5 195 1 82 1565 2137 4 53 34.31 47.92 17.76 19.09
GL 503 637 124 1 228 0 97 1590 2382 0 45 31.64 47.92 20.44 16.39
KKR 685 690 107 4 241 0 88 1815 2408 5 58 37.74 44.13 18.13 20.63
KXIP 530 655 101 5 186 0 87 1564 2138 5 51 33.89 48.66 17.46 17.98
MI 742 809 136 8 214 1 90 2000 2506 16 64 37.1 47.65 15.25 22.22
RCB 535 579 85 6 166 0 83 1454 1929 4 50 36.8 46.08 17.13 17.52
RPS 735 725 108 3 197 1 97 1866 2325 1 62 39.39 44.8 15.81 19.24
SRH 559 644 102 4 184 0 81 1574 2082 3 38 35.51 47.65 16.84 19.43
Total 4826 5384 863 36 1611 3 705 13428 17907 38 421 35.94 46.79 17.27 19.05

Distribution of runs at each venue

Venue 0s 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s Balls Runs Nb Wds %dots %(1-3) %(4-6) balls/6
Bangalore 702 674 97 6 160 0 77 1716 1988 3 57 40.91 45.28 13.81 22.29
Delhi 570 652 99 5 198 1 101 1626 2268 5 50 35.06 46.49 18.45 16.1
Hyderabad 657 776 160 11 195 0 85 1884 2419 5 53 34.87 50.27 14.86 22.16
Indore 212 291 23 1 69 0 60 656 976 2 28 32.32 48.02 19.66 10.93
Kanpur 158 172 28 0 89 0 16 463 680 0 8 34.13 43.2 22.68 28.94
Kolkata 606 592 64 3 226 0 73 1564 2071 6 44 38.75 42.14 19.12 21.42
Mohali 287 360 71 2 112 0 38 870 1184 2 22 32.99 49.77 17.24 22.89
MumbaiWS 687 772 127 7 221 1 104 1919 2560 12 74 35.8 47.21 16.99 18.45
Pune 560 641 112 1 177 1 79 1571 2055 1 46 35.65 47.99 16.36 19.89
Rajkot 387 454 82 0 164 0 72 1159 1706 2 39 33.39 46.25 20.36 16.1
Total 4826 5384 863 36 1611 3 705 13428 17907 38 421 35.94 46.79 17.27 19.05

Distribution of runs/wkts/balls faced – each over

Over Runs Wkts Balls R/w R/o
1 771 29 708 26.59 6.53
2 921 31 708 29.71 7.81
3 1090 25 708 43.6 9.24
4 1004 25 708 40.16 8.51
5 1002 35 708 28.63 8.49
6 1107 37 704 29.92 9.43
7 794 23 702 34.52 6.79
8 815 25 701 32.6 6.98
9 922 29 696 31.79 7.95
10 879 36 694 24.42 7.6
11 900 19 690 47.37 7.83
12 913 34 690 26.85 7.94
13 985 31 684 31.77 8.64
14 959 39 681 24.59 8.45
15 978 32 665 30.56 8.82
16 955 35 642 27.29 8.93
17 933 40 618 23.33 9.06
18 944 60 604 15.73 9.38
19 976 48 572 20.33 10.24
20 921 75 507 12.28 10.9
Total 18769 708 13390 26.51 8.41

 

Overs from Runs Wkts Balls R/w R/o
1 to 6 5895 182 4244 32.39 8.33
7 to 15 8145 268 6203 30.39 7.88
16 to 20 4729 258 2943 18.33 9.64
Total 18769 708 13390 26.51 8.41

 

Overs from Runs Wkts Balls R/w R/o
1 to 5 4788 145 3540 33.02 8.12
6 to 10 4517 150 3497 30.11 7.75
11 to 15 4735 155 3410 30.55 8.33
16 to 20 4729 258 2943 18.33 9.64
Total 18769 708 13390 26.51 8.41

 

Overs from Runs Wkts Balls R/w R/o
1 to 10 9305 295 7037 31.54 7.93
11 to 20 9464 413 6353 22.92 8.94
Total 18769 708 13390 26.51 8.41

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David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, finished as the season's top run-getter with 641 runs and topped the boundaries and sixes charts as well with 63 fours and 26 sixes. © BCCI

David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, finished as the season’s top run-getter with 641 runs and topped the boundaries and sixes charts as well with 63 fours and 26 sixes. © BCCI

Leading run getters

Batsman Runs For Dots 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s Balls % Dots % (1-3) % (4-6)
David Warner 641 SRH 164 167 30 2 63 0 26 452 36.28 44.03 19.69
Gautam Gambhir 498 KKR 135 162 23 0 62 0 7 389 34.7 47.56 17.74
Shikhar Dhawan 479 SRH 126 165 21 2 53 0 9 376 33.51 50 16.49
Steven Smith 472 RPS 120 187 29 1 38 0 12 387 31.01 56.07 12.92
Suresh Raina 442 GL 79 150 23 0 42 0 13 307 25.73 56.35 17.92
Hashim Amla 420 KXIP 93 119 18 1 40 0 17 288 32.29 47.92 19.79
Manish Pandey 396 KKR 83 159 25 1 28 0 12 308 26.95 60.06 12.99
Parthiv Patel 395 MI 107 107 22 0 49 0 8 293 36.52 44.03 19.45
Rahul Tripathi 391 RPS 105 88 13 1 43 0 17 267 39.33 38.2 22.47

Batsman facing most dot balls

Batsman Dots For Balls % Dots
David Warner 164 SRH 452 36.28
Gautam Gambhir 135 KKR 389 34.7
Shikhar Dhawan 126 SRH 376 33.51
Steven Smith 120 RPS 387 31.01
Ajinkya Rahane 114 RPS 323 35.29

Batsman facing least % of dot balls

Min 50 balls

Batsman % Dots For Dots Balls
Deepak Hooda 23.08 SRH 12 52
Chris Morris 23.4 DD 22 94
Ravindra Jadeja 25.66 GL 29 113
Suresh Raina 25.73 GL 79 307
Travis Head 25.93 RCB 28 108

Batsman facing high % of dot balls

Min 50 balls

Batsman % Dots For Dots Balls
Chris Gayle 49.69 RCB 81 163
Kagiso Rabada 48.44 DD 31 64
Lendl Simmons 47.32 MI 53 112
Sunil Narine 46.15 KKR 60 130
Stuart Binny 46.05 RCB 35 76

Batsman with most singles

Batsman Singles For Balls % Singles
Steven Smith 187 RPS 387 48.32
David Warner 167 SRH 452 36.95
Shikhar Dhawan 165 SRH 376 43.88
Gautam Gambhir 162 KKR 389 41.65
Manish Pandey 159 KKR 308 51.62
Suresh Raina 150 GL 307 48.86

Batsman with most twos

Batsman Twos For Balls % Twos
David Warner 30 SRH 452 6.64
Steven Smith 29 RPS 387 7.49
Manish Pandey 25 KKR 308 8.12
Kane Williamson 24 SRH 169 14.2

Batsman with most threes

Batsman Threes For Balls % Threes
Rohit Sharma 3 MI 273 1.1
Hardik Pandya 3 MI 160 1.88

Batsman with most fours

Batsman Fours For Balls % Fours
David Warner 63 SRH 452 13.94
Gautam Gambhir 62 KKR 389 15.94
Shikhar Dhawan 53 SRH 376 14.1
Parthiv Patel 49 MI 293 16.72
Rahul Tripathi 43 RPS 267 16.1
Suresh Raina 42 GL 307 13.68
Hashim Amla 40 KXIP 288 13.89

Batsman with most sixes

Batsman Sixes For Balls % Sixes
Glenn Maxwell 26 KXIP 179 14.53
David Warner 26 SRH 452 5.75
Rishabh Pant 24 DD 221 10.86
Kieron Pollard 22 MI 276 7.97
Robin Uthappa 21 KKR 235 8.94
Hardik Pandya 20 MI 160 12.5

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished the season as the top wicket-taker for the second consecutive year with 26 wickets in 14 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. © BCCI

Bhuvneshwar Kumar finished the season as the top wicket-taker for the second consecutive year with 26 wickets in 14 matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad. © BCCI

Leading wicket-takers

Bowler Wickets For Dots 1s 2s 3s 4s 5s 6s Balls % Dots % (1-3) % (4-6)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 26 SRH 131 117 22 1 35 0 9 315 41.59 44.44 13.97
Jaydev Unadkat 24 RPS 126 95 13 1 23 0 17 275 45.82 39.64 14.55
Jasprit Bumrah 20 MI 131 145 38 4 36 0 9 363 36.09 51.52 12.4
Mitchell McClenaghan 19 MI 124 112 8 0 54 0 20 329 37.69 39.82 22.49
Imran Tahir 18 RPS 95 132 16 0 20 0 20 286 33.57 52.3 14.13
Rashid Khan 17 SRH 129 138 20 0 24 0 13 324 39.81 48.77 11.42
Chris Woakes 17 KKR 93 102 17 0 38 0 14 264 35.23 45.08 19.7
Sandeep Sharma 17 KXIP 120 95 16 1 43 0 14 289 41.52 38.75 19.72
Umesh Yadav 17 KKR 129 87 13 1 44 0 17 291 44.33 34.71 20.96

Bowler delivering most dot balls

Bowler Dots For Balls % Dots
Sunil Narine 133 KKR 354 37.57
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 131 SRH 315 41.59
Jasprit Bumrah 131 MI 363 36.09
Rashid Khan 129 SRH 324 39.81
Umesh Yadav 129 KKR 291 44.33
Jaydev Unadkat 126 RPS 275 45.82

Bowler delivering high % of dot balls

Min 50 balls

Bowler % Dots For Dots Balls
Lockie Ferguson 55.13 RPS 43 78
Mohd Nabi 53.03 SRH 35 66
Mitchell Johnson 48.33 MI 58 120
Washington Sundar 47.22 RPS 85 180
Rahul Tewatia 46.3 KXIP 25 54

Bowler delivering low % of dot balls

Min 50 balls

Bowler % Dots For Dots Balls
Marcus Stoinis 17.46 KXIP 11 63
Corey Anderson 18.58 DD 21 113
Moises Henriques 18.62 SRH 27 145
KC Cariappa 25.27 KXIP 23 91
Dwayne Smith 25.64 GL 20 78

Bowler conceding most singles

Bowler Singles For Balls % Singles
Sunil Narine 155 KKR 354 43.79
Akshar Patel 150 KXIP 288 52.08
Jasprit Bumrah 145 MI 363 39.94
Rashid Khan 138 SRH 324 42.59
Imran Tahir 132 RPS 283 46.64

Bowler conceding most twos

Bowler Twos For Balls % Twos
Jasprit Bumrah 38 MI 363 10.47
Pat Cummins 26 DD 278 9.35
Lasith Malinga 24 MI 271 8.86
Dan Christian 23 RPS 240 9.58
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 22 SRH 315 6.98

Bowler conceding most threes

Bowler Threes For Balls % Threes
Jasprit Bumrah 4 MI 363 1.1

Bowler conceding most fours

Bowler Fours For Balls % Fours
Mitchell McClenagahan 54 MI 329 16.41
Umesh Yadav 44 KKR 291 15.12
Sandeep Sharma 43 KXIP 289 14.88
Sunil Narine 41 KKR 354 11.58
Basil Thampi 40 GL 268 14.93

Bowler conceding most sixes

Bowler Sixes For Balls % Sixes
Mitchell McClenagahan 20 MI 329 6.08
Amit Mishra 20 DD 233 8.58
Imran Tahir 20 RPS 283 7.07
Mohit Sharma 18 KXIP 275 6.55
Kuldeep Yadav 18 KKR 246 7.31
Yuzvendra Chahal 18 RCB 263 6.84