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20 Oct 2020 | 11:32 AM
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Is Chris Gayle the oldest player to score an IPL fifty?
In this series, your cricket-related queries will be answered by our expert statistician

Is Chris Gayle the oldest player to score an IPL fifty when he recently made one for KXIP? – Srikanth on Twitter

Chris Gayle at Sharjah made 53 in 45 balls against RCB thus making him the second oldest at 41y-24d to make an IPL score of 50 or more. The oldest is still Australian Adam Gilchrist, who while playing for the same team KXIP in 2013 made 85 not out also against the same opponents at Bangalore then at the age of 41y-181d. Incidentally, only three batsmen have managed to score a 50-plus at the age of 40-plus. Rahul Dravid has done it on four occasions, Gilchrist twice and now Gayle once. Below are the details:

Which bowler has most maiden overs in IPL and how many bowlers have managed a maiden over on their IPL debut? – Vinod Dalvi on Facebook

If you mean most in an IPL career, then that record belongs to former Indian pace bowler Praveen Kumar, who had the honour of bowling 14 maiden overs in his IPL career of 119 matches. The top bowlers are listed below:

As of date, seven bowlers have bowled a maiden over on their IPL debut. Interestingly, Siddharth Kaul is the only Indian bowler to achieve this feat on his IPL debut. 

Note: McGrath and Siddarth Kaul have also managed a maiden in their second match of their IPL career

Which IPL side has recorded most individual centuries? – Sanjay Bhardwaj on Twitter 

When Shikhar Dhawan recorded his maiden three-figure score for Delhi Capitals, he became the 36th batsman in IPL history to register the 61st century. He also became the eighth batsman to make for Delhi Capitals (formerly known as Delhi Daredevils) and it was the ninth century for the franchise overall. However, batsmen from Kings’ XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore have 13 centuries each – the most by any side in IPL. The list below has the details:

Has any bowler dismissed a batsman for a duck on 100 occasions in ODIs? – Anand Kumar on Twitter

That distinction goes to Pakistani Wasim Akram who is the only bowler to claim 110 of his victims for a duck. In all, in ODI cricket, eight bowlers have claimed fifty or more batmen on ducks and Wasim is the only one to take over 100.

Note: India’s Zaheer Khan comes next in the list with 46 such victims

Which ODI batsman has made most runs at one particular ground? – Sahil Joshi on Twitter

Bangladeshi opening batsman Tamim Iqbal’s 2619 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka are the most scored by a batsman at a particular ground in ODI cricket. The table below has the details:

All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 19 October 2020

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