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Threes in the IPL

Submitted by rickeyre on April 29, 2009 - 11:19pm

In the "smash or crash" mentality of the mutant strain of Twenty20 called the Indian Premier League, I was curious to see how many scoring shots in the current IPL have been worth three runs.

I've just done a quick scour of Cricinfo's commentary on every game played to date (searching for the text "3 runs,"). At this moment in time, namely the toilet break in Bangalore's innings against Kolkata (game 19, Durban), the total is 18.

That's rather more than I was expecting, but - bearing in mind that two games were washed out - that's an average of just over one three per game.

And the only batsman two have made two 3's to date? A young lad by the name of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar.

The other threesters: Andrew Flintoff, Moises Henriques, Adam Gilchrist, Herschelle Gibbs, Matthew Hayden, Robin Uthappa, Brad Hodge, Fidel Edwards, AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith, Jesse Ryder, Irfan Pathan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sanath Jayasuriya, Jean-Paul Duminy, Shreevats Goswami.

Henriques' three represents 50% of his batting aggregate to date in the IPL. Fidel Edwards' three is not only 60% of his aggregate thus far in the current season, but it is his highest innings score.

Maybe I need to dream up an award for this.

Updates to the tallyboard in the comments as the Not-So-IPL progresses.