IPL 5: Bowlers have outplayed batsmen so far

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Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 16:52 [IST]
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IPL 5: Bowlers have dominated so far

Indian Premier League season five started with a lot of fanfare a week ago. One week into the cash-rich league, teams have witnessed many highs and lows. Every year, batsmen gained prominence in IPL, as they fared well in the last four seasons. This year, is probably the one for the bowlers. Here's a look at how players have fared in one week. (from April 4 -April 9, 2012) 

  • Total number of wickets in the fifth season of IPL: 128 wickets
  • Maximum Wickets: 7 (2 matches), Kevon Cooper (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Most Runs in IPL 5: 98 (2 matches) Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Highest Score: 98, Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan Royals)
  • Number of hits to the stands: 86 sixes
  • Most Sixes: 5, Dwayne Bravo (Chennai Super Kings)
  • Highest batting average: 66.00, Irfan Pathan (Delhi Daredevils)
  • Highest Total: 193/6, Chennai Super Kings (Vs Deccan Chargers)
  • Best Bowling: 5/16, Ravindra Jadeja (Chennai Super Kings) Vs Deccan Chargers
  • Most Catches: 5, Kieron Pollard (Mumbai Indians) 
  • Highest Partnership: 81 for the third wicket between Marlon Samuels and Robin Uthappa (Pune Warriors) Vs Kings XI Punjab, Pune
  • Largest victory by runs: 74 runs, Chennai Super Kings (Vs Deccan Chargers, Vizag)
  • Largest victory by wickets: 8 wickets, Mumbai Indians (Vs Chennai Super Kings, Chennai)
  • Most extras in an innings: 19, Rajasthan Royals (Vs Kings XI Punjab, Jaipur)
  • No-balls bowled this season: 6 
  • Number of Wides in IPl 5: 56 
  • Boundaries in IPL 5: 191
  • Total number of runs in IPL 5: 2507 runs (updated till Match 9, MI vs DC at Vizag)

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