IPL 2019: Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Highlights

IPL 2019: Match 49, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the rain-affected game in Bangalore.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The key game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Rajasthan Royals ended without a result due to the persistent rain. The rain made its appearance a few minutes before the scheduled start of the play only to reduce the game into 5 overs-a-side. The home side got off to a flyer scoring 35/0 in 1.3 overs before Shreyas Gopal’s hat-trick put a break. Royals were 41/1 after 3.2 overs in pursuit of the 63-run target before the rain had its final say.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the rain-affected game in Bangalore:

Gopal joins a rare list:

3 – Shreyas Gopal became only the 3rd Indian to claim more than one hat-trick in the Twenty20 format. Amit Mishra registered as many as three hat-tricks; all in the IPL only. Yuvraj Singh had two during the 2009 edition of the IPL. Gopal’s first T20 hat-trick came during the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament this year.


3 – Gopal is only the 3rd uncapped player in the history of the IPL to record a hat-trick. Ajit Chandila in 2012 against PWI and Pravin Tambe against KKR in 2014 recorded an IPL hat-trick despite not being an International. Both the players recorded the achievement while playing for the Rajasthan Royals only.


Getting the big names:

1 – Shreyas Gopal became the first player in the IPL history to dismiss both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers on three different instances in the same IPL game. As many as 16 players dismissed ABD and Kohli duo in the same game once while Ashish Nehra recorded two such instances.


Hounding RCB:

5.16 – Shreyas Gopal’s bowling average of 5.16 in the IPL against RCB is the best for any player against an opponent. (Min: 10 wickets) Gopal bagged 12 wickets in only four matches against RCB including a 4-wicket haul. Lasith Malinga’s average of 7.58 against Deccan Chargers is the 2nd best bowling average for a player against an opponent in the IPL.


Chahal gets to 50:

50 – The wicket of Sanju Samson turned out to be the 50th wicket in the IPL for Yuzvendra Chahal at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. He is the first to achieve this milestone in Bangalore and only the 4th to claim 50+ IPL wickets at a single venue. Lasith Malinga at the Wankhede, Amit Mishra in Delhi and Sunil Narine in Kolkata are the other three players.


An expensive start:

23 – Runs Varun Aaron conceded in the first over of the game; the 3rd most expensive first over of an IPL match. MI conceded 27 runs in the first over of their Qualifier game against RCB in 2011 and also gave away 26 runs in the game against KKR during the 2013 edition.


Not the game for overseas players:

3 – This game between RCB and RR is only the 3rd in the history of IPL where both the teams took field with less than four overseas players. The game between DD (now DC) and RCB in 2017 edition and the game between DC and CSK earlier this season witnessed teams fielding with only three overseas stars.

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