Most runs : List of top run scorers in IPL 2012 tournament.

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In Twenty20, batsmen are the ones fans fill up the stadiums for and glare at their TV sets. It was a smart thought from IPL organisers to reconise the effort and offer the orange cap to the leading scorers as the tournament unfolds..

Shaun Marsh impressed one and all with his counter-attacking yet classical 616 runs in 2008 edition but Mathew Hayden got hold of the orange cap in 2009 making 572 runs. Sachin Tendulkar's 618 runs in 2010 edition is still the record but Chris Gayle had a big opportunity in 2011 season as he blasted his way to 608 runs from only 12 games. Had he been recruited little early by RCB or even made some more runs in the final match, he would have owned the prestigious record today.

It was obvious that 618 weren't very many runs for a long tournament like IPL and in 2012 edition, Chris Gayle broke Tendulkar's record. sadly, his effort wasn't enough to take RCB into play-offs, falling one step behind..

Gautam Gambhir, captain of Kolkata who won the tournament, Shikhar Dhawan of Deccan who finished second last in the table, Ajinkya Rahane who showed classical shots can also fetch runs in T20 cricket, and Virender Sehwag of Delhi also featured in the top five scorers of the season. Following is the final standings of the best batsmen of 2012 season.

Related : Most runs in an IPL season | Most runs in IPL overall.

Most runs | Leading scorers in T20 in IPL 2012 so far.
Batsman (Team) Runs T20s Inns Best Ave. Srate. 100s 50s 4s 6s
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 733 15 14 128* 61.08 160.74 1 7 46 59
Gautam Gambhir (Kolkata) 590 17 17 93 36.87 143.55 0 6 64 17
Shikhar Dhawan (Deccan) 569 15 15 84 40.64 129.61 0 5 58 18
Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan) 560 16 16 103* 40.00 129.33 1 3 73 10
Virender Sehwag (Delhi) 495 16 16 87* 33.00 161.23 0 5 57 19
Cameron White (Deccan) 479 13 13 78 43.54 149.68 0 5 41 20
Rahul Dravid (Rajasthan) 462 16 16 58 28.87 112.13 0 2 63 4
Suresh Raina (Chennai) 441 19 18 73 25.94 135.69 0 1 36 19
Rohit Sharma (Mumbai) 433 17 16 109* 30.92 126.60 1 3 39 18
Mandeep Singh (Punjab) 432 16 16 75 27.00 126.31 0 2 53 7
Jacques Kallis (Chennai) 409 17 17 79 25.56 106.51 0 2 234 10
Robin Uthappa (Pune) 405 16 16 69 27.00 118.07 0 2 38 10
Francois du Plessis (Chennai) 398 13 12 73 33.16 130.92 0 3 29 17
David Hussey (Punjab) 396 16 15 68* 33.00 129.83 0 2 28 17
Dwayne Bravo (Chennai) 371 19 16 48 46.37 140.53 0 0 20 20
Virat Kohli (Bangalore) 364 16 15 73* 28.00 111.65 0 2 24 9
Steven Smith (Pune) 362 15 14 47* 40.22 135.58 0 0 24 14
MS Dhoni (Chennai) 357 19 17 51* 29.75 128.41 0 1 26 9
Owais Shah (Rajasthan) 340 13 13 76 37.77 132.81 0 3 24 16
Shaun Marsh (Punjab) 336 13 13 68* 30.54 120.00 0 2 39 7
Murali Vijay (Chennai) 336 14 14 113 25.84 125.84 1 0 39 10
Mahela Jayawardene (Delhi) 335 16 15 56* 27.91 112.41 0 3 39 3
Ambati Rayudu (Mumbai) 333 17 15 81* 37.25 132.14 0 2 21 14
Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai) 324 13 13 74 29.45 114.48 0 2 39 4
AB de Villiers (Bangalore) 319 16 13 64* 39.87 161.11 0 3 26 15
Kevin Pietersen (Delhi) 305 8 8 103* 61.00 147.34 1 1 22 20
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata) 289 12 12 56 24.08 102.12 0 1 37 3
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Bangalore) 285 10 9 76* 35.62 109.19 0 3 33 5
Sourav Ganguly (Pune) 268 15 15 45 17.86 98.89 0 0 30 4
Michael Hussey (Chennai) 261 8 8 56 32.62 110.59 0 2 28 8
Manoj Tiwary (Kolkata) 260 16 15 59 26.00 105.69 0 1 21 3
David Warner (Delhi) 256 8 8 109* 36.57 164.10 1 1 28 14
Jesse Ryder (Pune) 256 11 11 86 25.60 120.75 0 2 23 8
Shane Watson (Rajasthan) 255 7 7 90* 42.50 151.78 0 2 19 3
Naman Ojha (Delhi) 255 18 16 64* 23.18 113.83 0 1 21 13
Brad Hodge (Rajasthan) 245 12 12 48* 30.62 140.00 0 0 18 9



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