IPL 2018: Stats and records that were recorded during the 5th week

Major milestones and records that were recorded in the 5th week of the IPL 2018.

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Mumbai Indians celebrate fall of a wicket. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) witnessed a ripple effect in the points table during the 5th week with Mumbai Indians recording two big wins against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings XI Punjab also lost twice this week and created a chance of five teams to end up fighting for three playoff spots. Sunrisers Hyderabad became the first team to seal their playoffs berth in this season while Delhi Daredevils became the first to be out of contention.

Major milestones and records that were registered in the 5th week of the IPL 2018:

1 – The wicketkeepers in the RR-KXIP game in Jaipur: Jos Buttler and KL Rahul scored 82 and 95* respectively. This was the first time that the wicketkeepers of both the teams scored 70+ runs in the same IPL match.


4 – Jos Buttler became only the 3rd player to score four and more consecutive fifties in the IPL with his fifty against CSK. Virender Sehwag scored five consecutive 50+ scores in the 2012 edition while Virat Kohli scored four in a row in 2016.

6 – Sunrisers’ registered their longest winning streak in the IPL as their win against DD was their 6th consecutive win in this IPL. They won five consecutive matches between the 2016 and 2017 editions.

17 – Ishan Kishan’s 17-ball fifty against KKR in Kolkata is the joint fastest fifty ever by a Mumbai Indians player in the IPL. Kieron Pollard had scored a 17-ball fifty against KKR at the Wankhede in the 2016 season.

17y 39d – Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the youngest player to receive a Man of the Match award during the game against RR in Indore. The previous youngest player to receive a MoM in the IPL was Washington Sundar in the 2017 edition at the age of 17 years and 229 days.

20y 218d – Rishabh Pant became the 2nd youngest player to score a century in the IPL with his 128* against SRH. The youngest player to score an IPL hundred is Manish Pandey who did that at the age of 19 years and 253 days in the 2009 edition.

Pant also became the youngest player to complete 1000 runs in the IPL. The youngest player before him was Sanju Samson at the age of 21 years and 183 days.

50 – Rohit Sharma became the 3rd captain to win 50 matches in the IPL after MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir with the win against KKR in Kolkata. This game was also the 100th T20 match as skipper for Rohit making him the 4th Indian with 100 T20s as a captain. His IPL and T20 captaincy career began with a win against KKR at the Eden Gardens only.

68.45 – Percentage of DD’s 187-run total scored by Rishabh Pant in the game against SRH. This is the 2nd highest % of team’s total scored by a player in a completed IPL inning. Brendon McCullum scored 71.17% of KKR’s total during his unbeaten 158-run knock.

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

102 – Kolkata Knight Riders’ 102-run defeat against MI in Kolkata was their first 100-run defeat in the IPL. Their previous biggest defeat was by 92 runs also against MI in the 2009 edition. The 102-run win is MI’s 2nd biggest win in the IPL after their 146-run win against DD in the previous season.

128* – Rishabh Pant’s unbeaten 128 against SRH is the highest individual score by an Indian in the Twenty20 format. He surpassed Murali Vijay’s 127 from IPL 2010 while playing for CSK against RR.

It is also the highest individual score in a losing cause in the IPL. The previous highest was Andrew Symonds’ 117* for DC against RR in the first edition.

210/6 – Mumbai Indians’ total of 210/6 in the away game against KKR is their highest IPL total at the Eden Gardens. The previous highest was 204/2 by Kings XI Punjab in the 2010 edition while chasing KKR’s total of 200. MI’s score is the 2nd highest in the T20 format at this venue behind Uttar Pradesh’s 235/3 against Bengal earlier this year.

245/5 – Kolkata Knight Riders’ total of 245/5 against KXIP in Indore is their highest in the IPL surpassing the 222/3 in their first ever IPL match against RCB in 2008. It is also the highest total for any team against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. The previous highest total was 240/4 by CSK also in the inaugural edition.

459 – The aggregate of 459 runs in KXIP-KKR match in Indore is the 2nd highest in IPL history. The game in 2010 played between CSK and RR in Chennai witnessed a total of 469 runs. The 330 runs were scored in boundaries (35 fours and 31 sixes) in this match are also the 2nd most runs scored in boundaries in an IPL game behind the 336 runs in the CSK-RR match in 2010.