StatBuzz - SRH's final over blitz came at the perfect moment
7 bowlers took a wicket for Rising Pune Supergiants in their first over for the franchisee and five of them off their very first ball. Pity that it still didn't result in overall success.
6 tosses won by Kings XI Punjab. They lost all those six matches. What's that about toss advantage in T20s?
23 runs scored by Rising Pune Supergiants in their last over against Kings XI at Vizag. It is the highest final over target successfully chased down in the history of IPL. Well, of course. It was Dhoni.
1st instance of brothers playing in the same team in the same season in IPL. The Pandya brothers Hardik and Krunal featured in nine matches together for the Mumbai Indians.
9 Losses for MS Dhoni as captain in 14 matches. Previous worst for him was eight losses in 2012 season, but that came in 19 matches. For the first time in IPL, he lost four successive matches as captain. Whistles whittled down.
26 years 285 days was the age difference between Pravin Tambe and Ishan Kishan of Gujarat Lions - the most between two players playing in the same team in an IPL match.
6 players featured in all the matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad - the most among any team. Settled and consistent.
1st edition of IPL where none of the matches were neither abandoned nor ending in a tie or a no result.
6 wickets taken by spinners of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the entire tournament. Adam Zampa took the same number of wickets against them in one match. Pace is ace.
1 spinner among the top ten wicket takers of this IPL. Yuzvendra Chahal with 21 wickets finished second-highest among wicket takers. Odd one out.
5 times Deepak Hooda was dismissed run out including a stretch of three consecutive innings. The new Inzi?
75 Sixes hit by AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli while the rest of the team managed 67 between them. Among teams, only Sunrisers (89) and Mumbai Indians (93) scored more than their tally. Time to declare the two as a separate team?
7 Matches lost by Rising Pune Supergiants while defending a target in as many games. While chasing they have a 5-2 win-loss record. Weak defense.
3 times an IPL team based from Pune ended second from last in the points table in a total of four seasons. In the other one, they were the wooden spoon holders. Jinxed?
100 R Vinay Kumar became the first Indian pacer to play 100 IPL matches and also the first to 100 wickets. Under-rated?
92 Matches played by Murali Vijay before captaining the side, the most by any in IPL. He started off on a winning note and marked the occasion with a half-century thereby becoming the third player to score a fifty on captaincy debut. Worth the wait.
6 Teams represented by Aaron Finch in IPL, Gujarat Lions being his sixth. Parthiv Patel and Thisara Perera are the only others to feature in six different IPL teams. Parthiv, for a change, represented the same franchisee for the second successive year - a first for him since 2010. Meanwhile Thisara's wait to play for the same side for two seasons remains elusive.
6 Matches lost by Royal Challengers against Mumbai Indians at Chinnaswamy Stadium most by a team at its home against a particular opposition in IPL.
7 Matches won by Royal Challengers Bangalore against teams from Pune. They are yet to lose one. India-Pakistan in World Cups, Bangalore-Pune in IPL.
13 Wins for Mumbai Indians over Kolkata Knight Riders in 18 IPL matches the most for a team against a particular opposition in IPL. Dominance.
Watson conceding 24 in the last over of the final proved to be decisive
Watson conceding 24 in the last over of the final proved to be decisive © IPL
2 Captains scored 600-plus runs this IPL season Virat Kohli (973 runs) and David Warner (848 runs). In the eight previous editions it happened just twice Virat Kohli (634 runs in 2013) and Sachin Tendulkar (610 runs in 2010). Leading from the front.
0 consecutive wins for Kings XI in the last two seasons of IPL. Consistently inconsistent.
59 Runs conceded by Imran Tahir against Mumbai Indians at Vizag the most by a spinner in match in IPL. He broke Karn Sharma's 57 against Royal Challengers earlier in the season.
9 Fifties scored by David Warner in 16 innings this IPL. All other Sunrisers batmen in total managed just six fifties in 104 innings. One man show.
9 Number of single figure scores for Hardik Pandya without ever getting into a double-figure score. Only Piyush Chawla (10 such in 2009 season) has a more dubious record.
2 opening stands in 14 innings for Delhi Daredevils lasted beyond the fourth over. Startling.
14.91 lakhs price per run for Pawan Negi. He was bought for 8.5 crores and scored 57 runs in his six outings at a dismal strike rate of 97. His only wicket of the tournament was Shane Watson.
1 times Sunrisers scored more than 20 runs in an over. It took them till the 20th over of the final for them to do it as they scored 24 off the over from Shane Watson. It eventually turned out to be the difference between the winners and runners up as Royal Challengers were ahead of Sunrisers scores after each over from 2 to 19. Peaking right.
140 Fours hit in the fourth over of the innings - the most in any over. Fewest fours were hit in the seventh and 20th over - 52 each.
59 Sixes hit in the 18th over of the innings - the most in any over. Fewest sixes were hit in the first over just eight.
73 Wickets lost in the 20th over - the most. Fewest lost in the seventh over 17 wickets.
179 & 23 Runs scored and wickets taken by Shane Watson this IPL. It was the fewest runs he made in a season in IPL and the most wickets for him a season in IPL.
54% of dot balls faced by Chris Gayle, most among any who faced at least 100 balls. He scored 85.46% of his runs in boundaries (194 out of 227 runs).
51 Runs scored by Kohli off Dwayne Bravo the most by a batsman off any bowler in this IPL. He scored 42 off KC Cariappa in Bangalore which is the most off a bowler in a match.
5 Scores in the nineties for David Warner in IPL. These are the top five individual scores for Sunrisers in IPL. However Warner's 16 test hundreds are the third most for a batsman who never had a nervous ninety after Don Bradman (29) and Michael Vaughan (18).
4 Number of fifty-plus scores for Kohli in the last four league games. Only Virender Sehwag had a longer run of consecutive fifty-plus scores in IPL - five in 2012.
35 Changes made to the playing XI by Delhi Daredevils in the entire IPL. They never played with the same XI in two consecutive games. Sanju Samson, Karun Nair and Amit Mishra are the only ones to feature in all 14 matches.
4 Matches won by teams batting first in Delhi to three by the chasing teams. It is the only one among 11 venues this year where teams batting first had more wins than teams chasing.
1 Number of teams against which Kohli failed to aggregate 50 runs in the season Mumbai Indians. He scored 33 and seven in the two innings against them while he scored at least one fifty against the other six teams.