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IPL 2018: Eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the stats and numbers that were recorded during the Eliminator between Kolkata and Rajasthan.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Piyush Chawla celebrates fall of Rahul Tripathi’s wicket. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

It needed a special effort from the Kolkata Knight Riders to stop the Rajasthan Royals from cruising through in a chase with plenty of wickets to play in the knockout game. The home side were quite good in recovering after losing their strong top order cheaply. Their skipper Dinesh Karthik’s stand with Shubman Gill and Andre Russell’s blitz helped the Knight Riders to finish on 169/7. The Royals were chasing down the total quite easily after the start they got but messed up their chances from 87/1 in 10 overs to finish with 144/4 in 20 overs.

Here are all the stats and numbers that were recorded during the Eliminator between Kolkata and Rajasthan:

0 – Sunil Narine failed to take a wicket in a game at the Eden Gardens for the first time in this season. He took 11 wickets in the seven league matches in IPL 2018 in Kolkata with at least one wicket in all the matches.

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4Kolkata Knight Riders now have won four consecutive matches this season. The last instance of them winning four matches in a row in the IPL was between 2014 and 2015 when they won ten in a row.


7-1 – Rajasthan Royals have lost seven of the eight IPL matches they played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The only time they won was in the inaugural edition by defeating the home side by six wickets. Royals failed to defend their totals on previous six occasions at this venue before losing by 25 runs in this game.


28.8Ajinkya Rahane has a batting average of 28.8 in unsuccessful chases in the IPL. He scored 576 runs in 22 innings in losses while chasing in the IPL. No other player scored more runs at a better average than Rahane in unsuccessful chases in the IPL.


2417 – Runs Ajinkya Rahane scored for the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He became the leading run-getter for RR in the IPL by surpassing Shane Watson’s tally of 2372 runs by running a couple on the first ball of the chase.


3011Sanju Samson completed 3000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he reached 42 with the 2nd six he hit during this game.


5016 – Dinesh Karthik completed 5000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he reached his individual score of 36.

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