The 2014 IPL in Numbers and Stats: From Zero to 6,000 in IPL 7

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The 2014 IPL in Numbers and Stats: From Zero to 6,000 in IPL 7
Bikas Das/Associated Press

Six is often the most prominent number in the IPL, but in a game of runs, wickets, averages, economy strike rates and run rates, there is also a mountain of illuminating numbers and statistics to pore over when all is said and done.

Some numbers will be worn as a badge of pride for certain teams and players. Kolkata Knight Riders' will long celebrate their formidable winning streak that took them all the way to the title, while Yusuf Pathan's record-breaking, blink-and-you'll-miss-it half-century could be the benchmark for briskness for years to come.

Other numbers represent decline and fall that many will want to hide from now and put right next year. This includes the risible form of Delhi Daredevils, whose losing streak edges ever closer to uncharted territory, and Dale Steyn, who will be itching to get back into his whites in the Test arena where the sort of mauling that was all to frequent in this year's IPL is unthinkable.

Read on for the stories behind the numbers that represent what was for many the best edition of the IPL yet.

All statistics taken from ESPNcricinfo and IPLT20.com

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