IPL 2019: Match 40, Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Capitals – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats created during Delhi Capitals jump on to the top of the table.

Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant
Prithvi Shaw and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals (DC) continued to excel away from home as well for they have won five of their six matches with their only loss coming during their epic collapse against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). The victory in this game was the 7th for the Delhi franchise and it helped them claim the top spot for the first time in seven IPL seasons. Rishabh Pant’s responsible and Shikhar Dhawan’s attacking approach helped the Shreyas Iyer-led Capitals to overhaul Ajinkya Rahane’s masterclass with the bat.

Here are the lesser known stats created during Delhi Capitals jump on to the top of the table:

Turner’s streak continues:

With his 3rd golden duck in a row, Ashton Turner became the first overseas player in the IPL to bag a hat-trick of ducks. As many as five players achieved this embarrassing feat in the IPL before Turner but all the five were Indians. Turner is also the first in the history to bag ducks in five consecutive Twenty20 innings. He had ducks in the previous two T20 innings coming into the IPL. Stats: Ashton Turner bags yet another duck in IPL 2019


A rare ton against Delhi:

The century by Ajinkya Rahane in this game is only the 3rd century in the IPL against the Delhi Daredevils/Capitals. The three centuries conceded by the Delhi franchise are the fewest among the eight active teams in the IPL. Chris Gayle’s unbeaten 62-ball 128 for RCB and Murali Vijay’ 113 for CSK are the other two IPL tons against Delhi team. Both were recorded during the 2012 season, the last IPL edition where the Delhi team occupied the top spot in the points table after the first half.

The best since 2017:

Since the start of 2017, Rishabh Pant has scored 1,386 runs from 39 innings in the IPL; the most by any player in this period. He went past Shikhar Dhawan (1,377), who scored a quick-fire 54, in this game. Pant has hit 77 maximums in the last three seasons which are also the most by any player. However, Dhawan leads Pant in fours as the opening batsman hit 162 fours while the keeper-batsman hit 125 boundary fours.

Dhawan’s fastest:

Shikhar Dhawan brought up his fifty in only 25 balls during this game, the fewest he needed for any of his previous 35 fifties in the IPL. Dhawan’s previous fastest IPL fifty came off 28 balls in the 2016 season against KKR in Kolkata. The 50-run mark came in less than 30 deliveries on only two instances in Dhawan’s 36 fifties in the IPL.

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