Match 28, RCB vs KKR – RCB’s collective team effort, A quick-fire fifty from ABD and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from a huge 82-run win of Royal Challengers in RCB vs KKR.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore produced a perfect team effort against the Kolkata Knight Riders to bag a huge 82-run win at the Sharjah Stadium. On a sluggish track in Sharjah, RCB struggled to score big despite losing only two wickets. But a sensational batting performance from AB de Villiers (73* off 33) lifted RCB’s total to 194/2 after they scored 83 runs in the last five overs. The Knight Riders never really got going in the chase while RCB bowlers kept picking wickets at regular intervals to claim a comfortable win.

Here are all the statistical highlights from a huge 82-run win of Royal Challengers in RCB vs KKR:

A huge win for the RCB:

82 – The 82-run defeat for the Kolkata Knight Riders in this game is now their 3rd biggest loss in terms of runs in the IPL. Mumbai Indians defeated KKR by 102 runs in the 2018 season game and by 92 runs during the 2009 edition.

2/9 – Only the 2nd time in the IPL that Royal Challengers Bangalore have won defending a total against Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB won while defending 213 in their previous meeting during 2019 edition at the Eden Gardens. Before these two matches, the Knight Riders won all seven IPL games against RCB while chasing a target.

112/9 – Knight Riders’ total of 112/9 during RCB vs KKR is their 2nd lowest 20-over total in the IPL. Their lowest is 108/9 against Chennai Super Kings during the 2019 edition match in Chennai.


A collective team effort from RCB:

1 – Royal Challengers Bangalore became the first team in the IPL to have as many as ten players scoring 30+ runs or picking at least one wicket in the same match. Shivam Dube was the only player to miss out as he neither got a chance to bat nor bowl in RCB vs KKR.

2 – Only the 2nd time each of RCB’s top four batters scored 30+ runs in an IPL inning. RCB vs KKR is also only the 6th instance of a team’s top four scoring 30+ runs during an IPL match. RCB’s first such instance came against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 edition.

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6 – All the six bowlers used by RCB in this game ended up picking up at least one wicket. RCB vs KKR is only the 4th instance where as many as six RCB bowlers picked up at least one wicket in an IPL game – against PWI in 2013, against DD and KKR during the 2017 edition being the other three instances.


De Villiers goes past Gayle:

22AB de Villiers now has received the player of the match award on 22 instances during the IPL; the most number of player of the match awards for any player in the IPL surpassing Chris Gayle’s 21.


Another record for ABD-Kohli pair:

10 – Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers pair now have shared ten century stands in the IPL; the most by any pair in the league history. Kohli’s nine century partnerships with Chris Gayle are the 2nd most for a pair in the IPL.


A quick-fire fifty from ABD:

7 – AB de Villiers reached fifty in an IPL inning on seven occasions in fewer than 25 deliveries. David Warner (8) and Kieron Pollard (7) are the other players to have as many IPL fifties as ABD in IPL coming in less than 25 balls.

65 – Runs AB de Villiers scored in the last five overs of RCB inning during RCB vs KKR; the 3rd most runs any player has scored in the last five overs (16-20) of an IPL inning. Andre Russell amassed 68 runs during the 2018 edition away game against CSK while Rishabh Pant made 67 runs during the home match against SRH in the same year.


Chahal’s tight spell:

12Yuzvendra Chahal’s 12 runs in RCB vs KKR are the fewest conceded by any player in an IPL match at Sharjah Stadium. Laxmipathy Balaji took 4/13 in his four overs during the 2014 edition against SRH. Chahal’s 12 runs are also the joint-fewest conceded in four overs during an IPL match hosted by UAE.


Russell @ 300:

300 – Andre Russell completed 300 wickets in Twenty20 cricket with the wicket of Devdutt Padikkal during RCB’s innings. Russell is now the 10th player in T20 format to bag as many as 300 scalps.

2 – Andre Russell is now only the 2nd player to complete the double of 5000+ runs and 300+ wickets in the history of Twenty20 cricket. Dwayne Bravo was the first player to achieve this all-round double.

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