IPL 2019: Match 45, Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats from the Royal victory over the Sunrisers in Jaipur.

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In the game between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad, the more benefited team turned out to be the Chennai Super Kings. The MS Dhoni-led team confirmed their playoff berth for the 10th time running. The victory over SRH has helped the survival of the Royals for a top-four finish as they got their 5th win. The Sunrisers also have five wins but have played one game lesser than the Royals.

Here are the lesser known stats from the Royal victory over the Sunrisers in Jaipur:

Finishing off with a six:

The only six of the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s innings was hit on the final ball by Rashid Khan. This is only the 2nd instance of the first and only six of the team innings in the IPL being hit on the final ball of the 20th over. During the 2011 season, Rohit Sharma finished off a chase against Pune Warriors by hitting a six on the last ball. Mumbai Indians needed one run to win prior to the ball and didn’t hit a six till then.


The Australian streaks come to an end:

David Warner got out scoring 37 in this game that brought an end to his streak of five consecutive fifties. Had Warner scored another fifty in this game, he could have become the first player in the Twenty20 history to score fifties in six consecutive innings.

Later in the second innings, Ashton Turner scored his first run in the IPL after bagging three golden ducks in his first three matches. Overall, he registered five consecutive ducks in the Twenty20 format making him the first such player.

A boundary-less knock from Warner:

David Warner ended up with 32-ball 37 without hitting a boundary. This is the highest individual score in the IPL without a boundary and also the 4th longest IPL innings in terms of balls faced without hitting a boundary for any player. Steve Smith scored 34 off 39 balls during the 2014 season game against SRH without hitting a boundary.

Unadkat bounces back:

At end of the previous game against KKR, Jaydev Unadkat’s economy rate for the Rajasthan Royals read 10.27 which is the worst for any players while representing any team in the IPL or even in Twenty20 cricket. However, he bounced back strongly against the Sunrisers Hyderabad as he finished with figures of 2/26 in his four overs and also claimed three catches.

Thus, the left-arm pacer bagged his 5th Player of the Match award in the IPL. Among the specialist Indian pacers, only four including Jaydev Unadkat have five POTM awards. Umesh Yadav and Ashish Nehra lead the list with eight and six awards. Bhuvneshwar Kumar also has five such awards in the IPL and stands at 3rd in this list.

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