IPL 2018: Stats and records that were recorded during the 6th week

IPL 2018: Stats and records that were recorded during the 6th week

Major milestones and records that were registered in the 6th week of the IPL 2018.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders’ Kuldeep Yadav celebrates fall of a wicket. (Photo by Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The league stage of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) came to end with as many as five teams fighting out for the last two playoff spots in the final week. Kolkata Knight Riders saw themselves through with three consecutive wins while Rajasthan Royals were the 4th team. They came at the cost of the defending champions Mumbai Indians’ exit who lost a thriller against Delhi Daredevils on the final day.

Major milestones and records that were registered in the 6th week of the IPL 2018:

3 – Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 10-wicket win against KXIP was their 3rd such win while no other team has won more than once. They are also the 5th team in the Twenty20 format with three 10-wicket wins after Gloucestershire, Lancashire, New Zealand, and Free State.

3 – Andrew Tye became the first player to take three 4-wicket hauls in a single edition of the IPL with his 4-for against. Unfortunately, all those three 4-wicket hauls came in the losing cause.

3 – AB de Villiers scored fifty-plus scores in three consecutive innings for the first time in his Twenty20 and IPL careers. He scored 53 vs RR, 69 against SRH and an unbeaten 72 against Delhi Daredevils. De Villiers didn’t bat in the game against KXIP.

5 – Virat Kohli became the first player to score 500+ runs in five different editions of the IPL. He scored over 500 runs in IPL 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018. David Warner scored 500+ runs in four different IPL seasons.

71 – RCB completed the chase of 89 runs against KXIP with 71 balls to spare which is their biggest in the IPL and the biggest for any team against Kings XI Punjab in terms of balls to spare. RCB’s previous biggest win in terms of balls to spare in the IPL was 57 balls against Delhi Daredevils in the 2015 edition. KXIP’s previous biggest defeat was against RPS off 48 balls in the last league match of the previous edition.

88 – Kings XI Punjab’s total of 88/10 against RCB is their joint 2nd lowest total in the IPL. They were all out for 73 exactly one year ago against RPS. Kings XI were bowled out for 88 runs by RCB in the 2015 season as well.

70 – Runs Basil Thampi conceded in his four overs against RCB. These are the most runs conceded by any player in an IPL match. He surpassed Ishant Sharma’s record of 66 runs conceded against CSK in 2013 also while playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

144 – MS Dhoni now has taken 144 catches as a wicketkeeper in the Twenty20 format including the three in the match against KXIP. He now holds the record for most number of catches as a keeper in T20s surpassing Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 143 catches. In addition with the 144 catches, Dhoni has effected 72 stumpings in the T20 format thus far. His 216 dismissals as wicketkeeper are the most in this format surpassing Kamran Akmal’s record of 215.

286 – Rohit Sharma scored 286 runs in this IPL season which is the least he has managed in an IPL edition. 2018 IPL brought an end to his streak of scoring 300+ runs in all IPL seasons. Rohit’s previous lowest season aggregate was 333 runs in the 2017 season.

482 – KL Rahul’s 482 runs while chasing in this Indian Premier League 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.

684 – Rishabh Pant ended his season with 684 runs in the 14 matches which is the highest so far. His tally is the highest for a wicketkeeper in a Twenty20 tournament surpassing Robin Uthappa’s 660 runs in the 2014 Indian Premier League.