IPL 2018: Match 50, Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and numbers that were recorded during a thriller pulled off by Mumbai Indians.

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Mumbai Indians celebrate fall of Chris Gayle’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)
Sampath Bandarupalli

Sr. Statistician

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The defending champions Mumbai Indians stay alive in the tournament with a 3-run win against Kings XI Punjab in their final home game of the season. MI are now the front-runners to seal a playoff spot given their high NRR which is the best among the teams in contention. Kieron Pollard’s 22-ball fifty on his return powered the home team to finish on 186/8 despite an inconsistent batting show. Jasprit Bumrah pulled off the Men in Blue as they successfully defended 42 runs in the final four overs despite KL Rahul’s 94-run knock.

Here we look at all the stats and numbers that were recorded during a thriller that MI pulled off:

2 – Only the 2nd time Jasprit Bumrah received the Man of the Match award in the IPL. He was MoM in the last season’s game against SRH at the Wankhede where he recorded figures of 3/24.

3 – Andrew Tye now has three 4-wicket hauls in this IPL season. He is the first player to take three 4-wicket hauls in a single edition of the IPL.

3 – Kings XI Punjab‘s 3-run loss is their 2nd narrowest defeat in an IPL game. They lost to RCB by 1-run in the 2016 edition in Mohali while chasing a target of 175.

4 – Andrew Tye has four 4-wicket hauls in the IPL which is the joint 3rd most for any player. Only Sunil Narine (7) and Lasith Malinga (5) have more 4-fers in the IPL than Tye.

All the three 4-fers Tye has in 2018 IPL came in the losing cause. He is the first player to take three 4-fers in losing cause in the IPL. Yuvraj Singh has two 4-wicket hauls in losses in the IPL.

94 – KL Rahul‘s 94 is one of the eight 90+ individual scores to be on the losing side during unsuccessful IPL chases. He had earlier scored an unbeaten 95 against RR which makes him the first player to score two 90s in unsuccessful IPL chases.

111 – The 111-run partnership between KL Rahul and Aaron Finch is the 3rd highest in an unsuccessful chase in the IPL. Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa put on 121 against RR in 2014 while Chirs Gayle and Virat Kohli shared 114 in the 2016 IPL final for the opening wicket while chasing which also ended on the losing side.

482 – KL Rahul’s 482 runs while chasing in this IPL season are the most for any player in a single IPL edition. He surpassed David Warner’s tally of 468 runs during the 2016 season. Rahul this season and Warner in 2016 are the only players to score six fifty-plus scores in an IPL season while chasing.

652 – KL Rahul has scored 652 runs in this IPL season thus far. These are the most by a Kings XI Punjab player in an IPL surpassing Shaun Marsh’s 616 runs from 2008.

Rahul’s tally is also the 3rd highest for an Indian in an IPL season behind Virat Kohli’s 973 in 2016 and Robin Uthappa’s 660 in 2014.