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IPL 2018: Match 40, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Highlights

A look at the stats and numbers that were recorded during Rajasthan Royals' home victory.

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Kings XI Punjab’s Lokesh Rahul in action. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab faced each other twice in the space of three days and another repeat was the wicketkeepers of both the teams – Jos Buttler and KL Rahul scoring fifties. However, it was the Royals who ended up on the winning side this time around after they batted first once again and finished with only 158/8 on the board. On a track that kept getting slower, Rahul played a lone warrior for his side scoring an unbeaten 95 but it could only push KXIP’s total to 143/7. This win meant the Royals stayed alive in the tournament for a couple of more matches.

Here we look at the stats and numbers that were recorded during Rajasthan Royals’ home victory:

1 – Both the wicketkeepers scored 70+ runs in the same IPL match for the first time. There are two other instances when the keepers from either side scored 60 and more runs in the same IPL match. Jos Buttler scored 82 while KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 95 today.

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3 – Ravichandran Ashwin batted at No.3 for the first time in his Twenty20 career. This is the 2nd time he walked out among in the top three in a T20 match as he opened the innings for CSK during the 2013 season against KKR in Kolkata.


5Kings XI Punjab now have played five IPL matches at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium against the Rajasthan Royals and have lost all of them.


48 – KL Rahul’s 48-ball fifty is the slowest in his Twenty20 career. His previous slowest was off 44 balls in the last match where he scored an unbeaten 84, his former best IPL score.


48 – Rahul’s 48-ball fifty is the joint 2nd slowest fifty in the IPL for Kings XI. Mahela Jayawardene in 2010 and Shaun Marsh in 2012 scored 49-ball fifty against DC and PWI respectively.


66.43 – Percentage of Kings XI Punjab’s total that KL Rahul scored in this match. This is the 4th highest percentage of a team’s runs scored by any player in a complete IPL inning. Brendon McCullum scored 71.17% of KKR’s total when he scored 158* out of 222, Manish Pandey scored 67.05% of RCB’s total of 170 with his 114* while Chris Gayle’s 175* accounted for 66.53% of RCB’s total of 263.


95* – Rahul’s unbeaten 95-run innings is the 2nd highest individual score during an unsuccessful run-chase in the IPL. Yusuf Pathan scored 100 while playing for RR against MI in the 2010 season when he blasted a 36-ball hundred.


95* – KL Rahul’s unbeaten 95 is the highest unbeaten score during an unsuccessful chase in the IPL. Naman Ojha scored 94* against CSK in the 2010 edition while playing for RR.

Rahul’s 95* is the highest score for an opener in an unsuccessful chase in the tournament. Manan Vohra scored 95 for KXIP against SRH in the 2017 edition but was in vain.

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