IPL 2019: Match 13, Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals – Lesser Known Stats

IPL 2019: Match 13, Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats Kings XI Punjab’s third win of the 2019 edition of the IPL.

Sam Curran
Sam Curran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Not many teams ended up winning while defending 23 off 21 balls but Kings XI Punjab did the unthinkable against the Delhi Capitals who had seven wickets in hand at such a point. Though there were no big contributions with the bat for both the teams, the Kings XI finished with 166/9 while the Capitals were cruising at 144/3 in the 17th over. A couple of silly dismissals were followed by some brilliant execution of yorkers from Sam Curran and Mohammed Shami helped the hosts to sneak in a 14-run win.

Here are the lesser known stats Kings XI Punjab’s third win of the 2019 edition of the IPL:

Curran betters Rohit:

At the age of 20 years and 302 days, the England all-rounder Sam Curran became the youngest bowler to claim a hat-trick in the IPL. The left-arm pacer thus broke the record held by Rohit Sharma who was 22 years and 6 days old during the 2009 season when he picked up a hat-trick for the Deccan Chargers against his current IPL team Mumbai Indians. Curran had Harshal Patel caught behind for a 2-ball duck on the last ball of the 18th over.

He followed it with yorkers against Kagiso Rabada and Sandeep Lamichhane to dismiss them for a golden duck on the first two balls of the 20th over. Thus, he completed only the 3rd all duck hat-trick in the IPL. Amit Mishra in 2013 for the Sunrisers against Pune Warriors and Pravin Tambe for RR against KKR in 2014 are the other two players to claim an IPL hat-trick by dismissing three batsmen for a duck.

Curran opens for the first time:

Sam Curran opened the batting for the first time in his Twenty20 career. In fact, only once before Curran has batted as high as No.4 in the T20 format. With the hat-trick, Curran became only the 2nd player in the IPL history to open the innings with the bat and claim a hat-trick in the same game. Yuvraj Singh achieved this double during the 2009 season as he opened the innings for the Kings XI Punjab after claiming a hat-trick in the game against RCB. Interestingly, it was the first time Yuvraj had opened the innings in the IPL.

Ducks galore for the Capitals:

The Delhi Capitals innings began with Prithvi Shaw getting caught behind on the very first ball of the innings without scoring. Later, Chris Morris was run out on the first ball he faced trying for a quick single. Curran’s hat-trick had the trio of Harshal, Rabada and Lamichchane getting out for a duck. Thus, the DC’s innings became the first in nearly eight IPL seasons to witness as many as five batsmen bagging a duck.

The record is held by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala who had six batsmen dismissed for a duck during the 2011 edition game against the Deccan Chargers. In the same season, five Delhi Daredevils players were dismissed during their home game against the Mumbai Indians. In the inaugural edition of the IPL, five RCB players were out for a duck in the game against the Kings XI.

First-ball wicket for Ashwin:

Ravichandran Ashwin has a good success in the IPL when he is introduced at the start of the innings. He might not have got many wickets but his economical spells in the powerplays have put the oppositions under pressure. The off-spinner now has seven wickets to his name in the IPL in the first over of the opponent’s innings. But the wicket of Prithvi Shaw in this game is his first ever in the IPL on the first legitimate ball of an innings.

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