IPL 2019: Match 46, Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Lesser Known Stats
Here are the lesser known stats from Delhi Capitals’ 8th victory of the 2019 IPL.
Updated - Apr 28, 2019 11:51 pm
The Delhi Capitals confirmed their playoff spot for the first time in seven seasons with a close win against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. This victory also brought curtains to DC’s losing streak against RCB at their home ground in Delhi that began in 2011. The Royal Challengers, who needed to win all the games to be played, scored 63 runs for the first wicket in only 5.4 overs. But the Delhi pitch didn’t help the visiting team’s case in their bid to register the 4th straight victory.
Here are the lesser known stats from Delhi Capitals’ 8th victory of the 2019 IPL:
RCB, Kohli and a defeat in Delhi:
The Royal Challengers Bangalore faced the Delhi franchise on nine instances at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Their first two losses at this venue came in 2008 and 2010 before they won six in a row from 2011 to 2018.
The Delhi Capitals managed to stop RCB’s streak on Sunday with a 17-run win. There is an interesting similarity in RCB’s results and Kohli’s scores in the matches played in Delhi.
In the three losses, Kohli scored 1*, 13 and now 23. He had scores of 56, 73*, 99, 35*, 58 and 70 starting from 2011 to 2018 where RCB won all the matches at this venue. The unbeaten 35 came during a chase of 95 which was the only time RCB won an IPL game without the local boy Kohli’s half-century.
100th defeat for RCB:
With the defeat against the Delhi Capitals, the Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their 100th defeat in the Twenty20 format. In this process, the Bangalore franchise became only the 3rd team overall and the first from India to be defeated in as many as 100 Twenty20s. The English domestic teams Middlesex (112) and Derbyshire (101) are the other to have lost 100 T20s.
Kohli @ 5000:
Virat Kohli closely missed out from becoming the first to reach 5000 runs in the IPL ahead of Suresh Raina at the start of the season. However, on Sunday, Kohli became the first player to aggregate 5000 runs in the IPL matches played on Indian soil.
After the game against Delhi Capitals, Kohli has 5020 runs in the IPL on the Indian soil while Raina is second on this list with 4699 runs. The RCB skipper scored 105 IPL runs across the five games played in the UAE during 2014 and 246 runs during the 2009 edition hosted by South Africa.