IPL 2019: Match 47, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during KKR’s 100th victory in the Twenty20 format.

Andre Russell and Shubman Gill
Andre Russell and Shubman Gill. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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Six consecutive losses, four successive defeats at the Eden Gardens, eight consecutive defeats against the Mumbai Indians. This was the position of Kolkata Knight Riders when they came up against the Mumbai at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. The Kolkata franchise put all these odds behind them to win by a 34-run margin. KKR’s top three struck fifties to power the team to a total of 232/2 which was too many for the visitors despite Hardik Pandya’s 34-ball 91 in the end.

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during KKR’s 100th victory in the Twenty20 format:

Top three get fifties:

The Kolkata Knight Riders innings is only the 3rd in the IPL history where three different batsmen got fifties. Shubman Gill and Chris Lynn scored 76 and 54 respectively opening the innings while Andre Russell finished off with an unbeaten 80.

Virender Sehwag, Mahela Jayawardene and Kevin Pietersen got fifties for the Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) during the 2012 season game against MI in Delhi. The Sunrisers Hyderabad’s top three – David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson replicated the feat against Kings XI Punjab during the 2017 edition in Mohali.

Russell doubles his tally:

Prior to this game, Andre Russell scored only 71 runs in five IPL matches against the Mumbai Indians at an average of 14.2. Russell’s tally of runs, average and strike-rate against MI were his lowest against any opponent in the IPL. He scored 80* from 40 deliveries in this game itself.

An IPL record for Pandya:

The 91-run knock from Hardik Pandya is now the highest individual score in the history of IPL by any anyone while batting at No.6 or a lower position. Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 88 against the Chennai Super Kings during the previous season while batting at No.7. MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 84 earlier this season against RCB came at No.6 and is now the 3rd highest IPL score for any player while batting at No.6 or a lower position.

Rohit Sharma’s 100 as captain:

Rohit Sharma now has become only the 4th player to feature in 100 matches as captain in the IPL. His IPL captaincy debut was also against KKR at the Eden Garden in 2013. In fact, Rohit’s IPL debut, maiden IPL ton, first two IPL titles and many other accomplishments have been recorded at the Eden Gardens.

Rohit Sharma’s glorious timeline at the Eden Gardens in the IPL

A game of milestones for Pandya:

Hardik Pandya became the 2nd Indian after Ravindra Jadeja to get the all-round double of 2000 runs and 100 wickets in the Twenty20 format. Hardik completed 100 wickets in this format with the scalp of Shubman Gill and also got to 2000 T20 runs with his first six of the innings. He also completed 1000 runs in the IPL during his 91-run knock.

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