IPL 2019: Match 54, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – Lesser Known Stats

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during a rare RCB win despite Kohli and ABD's failure.

Shimron Hetmyer
Shimron Hetmyer. (Photo: IANS)

The Royal Challengers Bangalore have had some horrible moments against the Hyderabad franchises at crucial junctures in the IPL. RCB lost the finals to Deccan Chargers and Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2009 and 2016 seasons respectively. The former Hyderabad team, DC went on to defeat RCB during the last day of the league phase in the 2012 season when the Bangalore team was in a do-or-die position. They finally avenged for all those defeats but the Sunrisers still have a chance to go into the playoffs if the Knight Riders lose to the Mumbai Indians.

Here are the lesser known stats recorded during a rare RCB win despite Kohli and ABD’s failure:

RCB’s 10-year challenge:

The 144-run partnership between Shimron Hetmyer and Gurkeerat Singh is only the 2nd 100-run partnership for RCB which did not include any of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle. The first of its kind was the unbeaten 126-run stand between Jacques Kallis and Robin Uthappa in 2009 against MI. Incidentally, it was the first ever century stand for any wicket in the IPL for the Royal Challengers.


Kohli joins Dhoni:

Virat Kohli completed 4000 runs in the IPL as captain when he was on six runs. Thus, he became the 2nd captain to aggregate 4000 runs in the IPL as captain. MS Dhoni (4084) was the first to this milestone as he got there during the RCB-CSK game also played in Bangalore this season.

The 200th 100-run partnership:

The partnership of 144 runs between Hetmyer and Gurkeerat is also the 200th partnership of a hundred and more runs in the history of IPL. Royal Challengers recorded 32 such stands; the most by any team. KKR, KXIP and CSK are tied on the second spot as they all have 25 partnerships of 100+ runs apiece thus far.

A first of its kind in the IPL:

This 2019 season is the first ever edition of the IPL where all the teams ended up with more than 10 points during the league phase as all eight teams won at least five matches. Eight teams got at least 12 points having won six or more during the 2011 edition which involved 10 teams.

The previous edition also had all eight teams finishing with at least five wins; the first ever IPL season where all the teams involving teams had as many wins.

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