Indian Premier League: Run Rate division

Indian Premier League: Run Rate division

It has been 400 matches and 7 seasons since the first match of the Indian Premier League was played. So we are here, presenting you with Indian Premier League: Run Rate division over the years. In this article, we will share with you the run rates across the 6 editions of the Indian Premier League and also the average run-rate in each edition of the IPL.

M Vijay was short of his ground and was run-out for 31

Runs per over division

We have first worked on the runs scored in each over since the  introduction of the IPL and found that the teams begin steadily in the early overs before going on a carnage in the death. The run rate varies from as low as 5.81 in the first over to 10.61 in the death. Below is the table that shows the runs scored in each over since the start of IPL.

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Run rate per edition

Since the introduction of the IPL, we have found that the inaugural edition of the IPL was the most productive for the batsmen when they scored at an average of 8.31 runs per over. The least productive season was the second edition, that was entirely played in South Africa and the batsman managed a meagre 7.48 runs an over there. Below is the run-rate division per edition in IPL. Also the average score per innings has been 157 across the editions of IPL.

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Runs per phase

We have also calculated the overall runs scored in each phase, i.e, the powerplay phase, the middle overs, the slog overs and the death overs. In our research, we found that the death overs has been the most productive for the teams where they scored at a rate of 9.5 compared to when the restrictions were on. Below is the table of the runs per phase in IPL.

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Stats are updated till the 399th match of Indian Premier League