Marsh becomes IPL’s top run-getter(Statistical Highlights)

May 29th, 2008 - 2:13 am ICT by admin  

Mohali, May 29 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab opener Shaun Marsh struck a century to guide his team to a 41-run victory over Rajasthan Royals here Wednesday. Marsh, who scored 115 off 69 balls, thus became the leading run-getter of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Marsh has piled up 593 runs with one century and five half-centuries with an average of 74.12.

He became the third batsman to amass 500 runs in the competition. The top three batsmen are: Marsh (593), Gautam Gambhir (523) and Sanath Jayasuriya (514).

Marsh is the sixth player to register a century in the IPL - all six have been posted by overseas batsmen.

# IPL centurions

Balls Batsman For Opponents Venue Date
42 Adam Gilchrist Deccan Mumbai Mumbai 27.4.08
45 Sanath Jayasuriya Mumbai Chennai Mumbai 14.5.08.
47 Andrew Symonds Deccan Rajasthan Hyderabad 24.4.08
50 Michael Hussey Chennai Kings XI Mohali 19.4.08
53 Brendon McCullum Kolkata Bangalore Bangalore 18.4.08
58 Shaun Marsh Kings XI Rajasthan Mohali 28.5.08

# The 133-run stand between Marsh and James Hopes (51) is the highest first-wicket partnership for Kings XI Punjab. It is the second best for the first wicket in the IPL, next only to the 155 (unbroken) between Adam Gilchrist and V.V.S. Laxman for Deccan Chargers vs Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on April 27.

# Niraj Patel (57) posted his maiden fifty in the IPL.

# Patel’s batting average of 101.00 is the second best in the competition, next only to Luke Pomersbach’s 152.00.

# Yusuf Pathan completed his 300 runs in the competition - 334 at an average of 27.83.

# Shane Watson has averaged 49.00 in IPL - 392 at a strike rate of 149.04.

# Kings XI registered their 10th win in IPL. Only Rajasthan Royals (11) have won more games.

# Kings XI (221-3) registered their highest score in IPL, bettering their 207 for four against Chennai at Mohali April 19, 2008.

# Kings XI’s total of 221-3 is the third highest innings total in the IPL, next only to the 240 for five by Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali April 19 and 222 for 3 by Kolkata Knight Riders against Bangalore Royal Challengers at Bangalore April 18.

# Kings XI’s tally of 14 sixes has been bettered only by Chennai Super Kings’ 16 against Kings XI at Mohali April 19.

# James Hopes (51 off 35 balls) recorded his second fifty in IPL.

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