IPL 2019: Match 56, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Lesser Known Stats

IPL 2019: Match 56, Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Lesser Known Stats

Here are all the lesser known stats recorded during Kolkata Knight Riders’ crash out of the IPL 2019.

Andre Russell
Andre Russell. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Kolkata Knight Riders had everything in their hands to qualify for the playoffs but the things went horribly wrong in Wankhede where they have always struggled to get going. Robin Uthappa’s yet another slow knock faced flak as the Karnataka-born batted 47 balls for his 40 runs. In an interesting occurrence, both the teams lost their first wicket on the very first ball after the powerplay but the Mumbai side didn’t falter as Knight Riders did.

Here are all the lesser known stats recorded during KKR’s crash out of IPL 2019

A rare close points table

With MI’s victory over KKR, the Sunrisers Hyderabad became the first team to qualify for the playoffs without at least seven wins in their kitty. This win helped MI to finish on top of the table leaving Delhi Capitals at No.3. This is also the first 8-team IPL season where each for the top three teams in the table had at least nine victories.

Uthappa and yet another slow knock

Robin Uthappa came up with yet another sluggish knock before one could forget his 22-ball 9 in a huge run-chase against RCB earlier this season. The KKR No.3 scored 40 off 47 balls at a strike rate of 85.11. His knock cost the momentum for the Knight Riders The SR of 85.11 during his 47-ball 40 is the 2nd lowest in an IPL inning of 40 and more runs by an individual. Mike Hussey had an SR of 78.43 on his way through to a 51-ball 40 during the 2013 season against KKR.

A tough year with the ball for KKR

Piyush Chawla’s 3/20 against the Rajasthan Royals are home is the only 3-wicket haul recorded by a KKR bowler in this season. This show how struggling bowling has KKR been in 2019. The one 3-fer is the joint-fewest recorded by a team’s bowlers in an IPL season. In fact, KKR’s bowlers picked up 54 wickets in total which are the 3rd lowest in an IPL season by the bowlers of the team.

Russell continues his misery

Andre Russell scores an unbeaten 80 from 40 balls with six fours and eight sixes against Mumbai Indians at the Eden Gardens. However, it was the only time Russell turned out to be successful against MI with the bat. The Caribbean all-rounder scored only 71 runs in the remaining six matches against them at an average of 11.87.

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