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IPL 9, Final: RCB v SRH – Statistical Highlights

Ben Cutting Sunrisers Hyderabad
Ben Cutting. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad end the tournament as champions of IPL 2016 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore on their home ground at Bangalore in a thrilling final.

After electing to bat, SRH posted a huge total of 208/7 in 20 overs with David Warner scored 69 and contributions from other batsmen as well. RCB were 112/0 at the end of 10 overs but SRH came back strong sending back the big names and put on the pressure. Young Indian batsmen couldn’t do much with 30 runs needed in the last 2 overs. As a result, RCB ended at 200/7, 8 runs short of the total. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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2 – Number of times team won after electing to bat first. Sunrisers Hyderabad was the winning team on both occasions.

2 – Ben Cutting is now the 2nd overseas player to win a Man of the match award in IPL final. Kieron Pollard (in 2013) was the first.

3 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the 1st Indian bowler and 2nd player overall to bowl 150 dots in 3 different seasons. Sunil Narine was the first.

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4 – Number of times RCB was on the losing side in Twenty20 finals. On all occasion, they batted 2nd.

4 – Number of times RCB was on losing side in Twenty20 finals. Only Karachi Dolphins (5) has lost more finals.

5 – Number of times Virat Kohli was on the losing side in Twenty20 finals, joint most by any Indian.

8 – Number of century stands Kohli-Gayle pair has recorded in IPL, most by any pair.

9 – Number of century stands Kohli-Gayle pair has recorded in Twenty20 cricket, most by any pair.

12 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has scored in this IPL, the most by any player in a T20 tournament.

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18 – Number of times Chris Gayle has scored over 75 in IPL, most by any player.

20 – Number of fifty plus stands Kohli-Gayle pair has recorded in IPL, most by any pair.

5 – Number of Man of the series awards Virat Kohli has won in Twenty20 cricket, the most by any player in this format.

30 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has in IPL. Only 2 players have more fifty plus scores in IPL.

50 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has scored in Twenty20 cricket, the most by any Indian and 3rd most by any player in this format.

61 – Runs conceded by Shane Watson in this game, the most by any player in a T20 final.

69 – Runs scored by David Warner in this game, the most by a captain in an IPL final.

76 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle in this game, the most by an overseas player in an IPL final.

88 – Fours hit by David Warner in this IPL, the most by any player as a captain in a T20 series/tournament.

200 – Sixes hit by Virat Kohli in T20 cricket. He is the 7th Indian to hit 200 sixes in this format.

200/7 – RCB’s total is now the joint highest score in a T20 final while chasing. KKR’s 200/7 v KXIP also at Bangalore in IPL 2014 was the other instance of a team scoring 200 in a T20 final while chasing.

208/7 – SRH’s total is now the highest score in an IPL final.

602 – Fours hit by Virat Kohli in T20 cricket. He is the 7th player and 2nd Indian to hit 600 fours in this format.

848 – Runs scored by David Warner in this IPL. These are the most runs scored by an Aussie in a limited overs tournament/series.

4110 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in IPL, the most by any player.

9066 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle in T20 cricket, the most by any player.

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