IPL 2021, Match 16: RCB vs RR, Stats Review: Devdutt Padikkal create big milestone, Virat Kohli’s records and more stats
Devdutt Padikkal became the third-youngest player to hit an IPL century.
Updated - Apr 22, 2021 11:51 pm
Royal Challengers Bangalore have thrashed Rajasthan Royals by 10 wickets to win their fourth match in a row of this season. Rajasthan faced their third defeat in the four matches with this loss. RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss earlier and invited Rajasthan to bat first at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. RR lost their first 3 wickets for only 18 runs.
From there, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia played some valuable knocks to help the team reach a total of 177/9 in 20 overs. Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel picked up 3 wickets each in the bowling.
Chasing this total, Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli made the mockery of the chase as they achieved the target without losing a wicket. RCB won this game with 21 balls to spare. Devdutt Padikkal smashed a brilliant century scoring 101 runs off 52 balls. He was adjudged as the player of the match for his wonderful knock.
Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the IPL clash between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals:
181 – The 181-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal is the highest ever opening partnership for RCB in IPL. Overall, this is the joint fourth-highest opening partnership in IPL.
178 – The 178 runs chased by RCB in today’s match was the third-highest successful chase without losing a single wicket.
6000 – Virat Kohli completed 6000 runs of his IPL career during his 72-run knock, and became the first player to achieve this milestone.
4 – This was the fourth time when RCB won an IPL game by a margin of 10 wickets.
3 – Devdutt Padikkal became the third-youngest player to hit an IPL century in this match. He is only behind Manish Pandey and Rishabh Pant in this list.
200 – This was the 200th IPL game for Royal Challengers Bangalore. They became only the second team after Mumbai Indians to feature in 200 matches in IPL.
45 – This was the 45th time in IPL when Virat Kohli scored over 50 runs in an innings. He equalled Shikhar Dhawan in this list to attain a joint second spot in the tally.
2 – Virat Kohli led the RCB team in the 129th IPL match, and attained joint-second spot along with Gautam Gambhir in terms of most matches as an IPL captain.