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IPL 2019: Match 26, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Capitals – Lesser Known Stats

Here are lesser known stats and numbers recorded during Delhi’s clinical 7-wicket win over KKR.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

The Delhi Capitals (DC) moved up in the points table with their 2nd win against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) as they are now placed at No.4 position with four wins. The Delhi franchise has usually struggled against the KKR team but not in this season. Shubman Gill and Andre Russell’s knocks, while batting first, were overshadowed once the left-handed Shikhar Dhawan got going. He struck an unbeaten 97 to take his team home with seven deliveries and seven wickets to spare.

Here are lesser known stats and numbers recorded during Delhi’s clinical 7-wicket win over KKR:

Dhawan’s best show:

Shikhar Dhawan registered his highest Twenty20 score of 97* while he scored his 50th half-century in this format. By finishing on 97*, Dhawan registered his 3rd score in the 90s in the IPL; the joint second most for any player. David Warner (5), Virat Kohli (3) and Glenn Maxwell (3) are other players with three 90s apiece in the IPL.

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Overall, this game is the 5th time where Dhawan has remained in the 90s during a Twenty20 game. He thus became only the 6th player and the first from India to have five scores in the 90s in Twenty20 cricket. Among Indian players, Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli have been either dismissed or remained unbeaten in the 90s on four occasions.


A milestone six for Ingram:

Colin Ingram received a little bit of flak for hitting a six when Shikhar Dhawan needed five more runs for a century. However, Ingram ensured the Delhi Capitals didn’t mess up yet another close chase by finishing off it in a big hit. Interestingly, the six helped Ingram complete 6,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Before the six, Ingram was five runs short of this milestone. He is now the 4th South African after AB de Villiers (7,569), David Miller (6,318) and JP Duminy (6,076) to score 6,000+ T20 runs.


Russell climbs up top IPL charts:

Andre Russell is well known as an all-rounder but his consistency with the bat has to be hailed in this season. The Caribbean player has 40+ scores in all the six innings he batted in this IPL season. Thus, Russell became only the 2nd player to hit six or more consecutive 40+ scores in an IPL season after Robin Uthappa. The current KKR top-order batsman had as many as ten 40+ scores in a row in 2014.

Later, with the ball, Russell picked up a wicket to complete 50 wickets in the IPL. Russell thus became only the 7th player in the history of the IPL with an all-round double of 1,000+ runs and 50+ wickets. Russell needed only 57 matches to complete this double and set a new record for being fastest to the double by surpassing the 62 matches needed for Kieron Pollard and Shane Watson.

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