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Stats: Sehwag’s fearless approach to Muralitharan’s stunning accuracy, MCL 2016 in numbers

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Virender Sehwag
Virender Sehwag led his side Gemini Arabians to the MCL 2016 title. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Gemini Arabians emerged as the champions of the Masters Champions League (MCL) 2016 after they successfully defended the total of 130 runs they had set batting first against the Leo Lions, in a heartbreaking final, in which Gemini Arabians player Rana Naved was named as Man of the Match. Kumar Sangakkara was chosen as the Player of the tournament for his tremendous consistency in batting throughout the tournament.

Here are some of the statistical highlights of MCL 2016.

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386 – Number of runs scored by Kumar Sangakkara of Gemini Arabians from 7 matches in this year’s MCL which is the most by a batsman. Arabians’ skipper Virender Sehwag with 318 runs from 7 matches is at second place in the list while Sagittarius Strikers player Mahela Jayawardena is at the third place in the list scoring 299 runs from 6 matches in this year’s MCL.

34 – Number of fours hit by Kumar Sangakkara of Gemini Arabians from 7 matches in this year’s MCL which is most by any other batsman. Virender Sehwag with 32 fours and Mahela Jayawardena with 30 fours from Sagittarius Strikers are at the second and third place respectively in that list.

18 – Number of sixes hit by Virender Sehwag is the most by any batsman in the MCL. He has hit 18 sixes from 7 matches. Sri Lankan duo of Kumar Sangakkara (GA – 17 sixes) and Mahela Jayawardena (SS – 15 sixes) are at the second and third place in that list respectively.

64.33 – Average at which Kumar Sanagkkara (GA) has scored his 386 runs from 7 matches which is the highest among other batsmen in this year’s MCL. His strike rate during these matches was 148.46.

183.81 – Strike rate at which Virender Sehwag has scored his 318 runs from 7 matches in this year’s MCL while playing for Gemini Arabians which is highest among batsmen who have scored minimum of 24 runs in this year’s MCL.

5 – Number of fifties scored by Kumar Sangakkara of Gemini Arabians in this year’s MCL which is most by any other batsman in this year’s MCL. He scored 5 fifties from 7 innings.

260 – Number of balls faced by Kumar Sangakkara (GA) which is most by any other batsman in this year’s MCL. He has scored 386 runs by facing 260 balls in this year’s MCL.

2 – Number of batsmen have scored a century in this year’s MCL. These two batsmen are Virender Sehwag of Gemini Arabians and Mahela Jayawardena of Sagittarius Strikers. Sehwag scored his ton against Sagittarius Strikers at Sharjah on February 5, 2016 while Mahela Jayawardena hit the ton against Libra Legends at Sharjah on February 4, 2016.

134 – Number of runs scored by Virender Sehwag against Sagittarius Strikers at Sharjah on February 5, 2016 which is most by any other batsman in this year’s MCL in an innings of a match.

11 – Number of Sixes hit by Virender Sehwag in his innings of 134 runs from 63 balls is the most by any batsman in an innings.

12 – Number of fours hit by Virender Sehwag in his innings of 83 runs against Sagittarius Strikers at Dubai on February 11, 2016 is the most by any batsman in an innings of a match in this year’s MCL.

275.00 – Strike rate at which Sean Ervine of Libra Legends has scored his 55 runs from 20 balls against Sagittarius Strikers at Sharjah on February 4, 2016 which is the highest among batsmen who have scored minimum of 33 runs in an innings of a match in this year’s MCL.

15 – Number of wickets taken by Gemini Arabians’ spinner named Muttiah Muralitharan in this year’s MCL from 6 matches which is most by any other bowler.

6 – Number of catches taken by Lio Lions’ fielder Johan Botha from 7 matches which is most by any fielder in this year’s MCL.

135 – Number of runs added by Virender Sehwag and Kumar Sangakkara while playing for Gemini Arabians for 2nd wicket against Sagittarius Strikers at Sharjah on February 5, 2016, which is the most no. of runs added by any pair for a wicket in this year’s MCL.

234/3 – Number of runs scored by Gemini Arabians against Libra Legends at Dubai on January 28, 2016 from 20 overs which is the highest team score in this year’s MCL.

78 – Number of runs by which Gemini Arabians defeated Libra Legends at Dubai on January 28, 2016 which is largest victory (in terms of runs) for any team in this year’s MCL.

11.06 – Average at which Muttiah Muralitharan has taken his 15 wickets from 6 matches while playing for Gemini Arabians this year in MCL which is best among other bowlers in this year’s MCL.

6.90 – Economy rate at which Malinga Bandara of Virgo Super Kings has taken his 10 wickets from 6 matches in this year’s MCL which is least economy from bowlers who have taken at least 10 wickets in this year’s MCL.

30/5 – Figures of K Santokie of Sagittarius Strikers in a match against Gemini Arabians at Sharjah on February 5, 2016 which is best figure in an innings of a match from any other bowler in this year’s MCL.

425 – Number of fours have been hit by batsmen in this year’s MCL from 18 matches.

218 – Number of sixes have been hit by batsmen in this year’s MCL from 18 matches.

5737 – Number of runs scored in this year’s MCL from 18 matches.

227 – Number of wickets taken by bowlers in this year’s MCL from 18 matches.

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