IPL 2018: Match 49, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Highlights

IPL 2018: Match 49, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during Knight Riders' last home game of the season.

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Kolkata Knight Riders’ Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav and Andre Russell celebrate fall of a wicket. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders extended Rajasthan Royals’ wait for a win at the Eden Gardens with a thumping 6-wicket win in the crucial league game for both the teams. The visiting side was set to post a huge score as they made most of the field restrictions and scored 46 runs from ten straight deliveries. However, the Knight Riders’ spinners pulled things back for the home team to bundled the Royals out for just 142. There were contributions from all the players in the chase as KKR go past RR’s total with two overs to spare.

All the stats and numbers that were recorded during Knight Riders’ last home game of the season:

4Dinesh Karthik‘s four dismissals in this game are the joint 2nd most for any wicketkeeper in an IPL game. Only Kumar Sangakkara (5 for DC vs RCB, 2011) has more than four dismissals in an IPL match. Karthik is also the 2nd player after Wriddhiman Saha to get four dismissals in an IPL game on two different occasions. DK took two catches and effected two stumpings in the 2009 season for the Daredevils also against RR.


4/20 – Kuldeep Yadav registered his maiden 4-wicket haul in the IPL and his 3rd in Twenty20 format. He had figures of 5/17 against Vidarbha and 4/26 against Bengal while playing for Uttar Pradesh in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Tournament.

Kuldeep Yadav‘s 4/20 are also the best figures for a chinaman spinner (left-arm wrist spin) in the IPL. Brad Hogg had figures of 4/29 against CSK while playing for KKR in 2015. These are the only two instances of chinaman spinners taking 4-fers in the IPL.


21 – Sunil Narine scored 21 runs in the first over of the innings by Krishnappa Gowtham. These are the most runs a player has scored in the first over of an inning in the IPL. Naman Ojha also scored 21 runs for RR against KKR in the 2009 season against Brad Hodge.


142Rajasthan Royals’ 142/10 is the 2nd lowest total any side has been all-out for after a fifty-run opening stand. Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi shared 63 for the opening wicket before they lost ten wickets in a matter of 79 runs. Kings XI Punjab were bowled out on 119 against SRH earlier this season after a 55-run stand between their openers Chris Gayle and KL Rahul.


156.5 – Dinesh Karthik has a batting average of 156.5 in the successful run-chases in the Twenty20 format in 2018. He got out only twice in nine occasions where he batted in successful T20 chases in 2018 scoring 313 runs with a strike-rate of 179.9.


548 – Jos Buttler’s 548 runs in this IPL are the 2nd most for a Rajasthan Royals’ player in an IPL season. Ajinkya Rahane scored 560 runs in 16 innings during the 2012 edition with four fifty-plus scores. Buttler’s 2018 season came to an end in 13 innings only as he has been named in England’s Test squad.