IPL 2022, Match 6 KKR vs RCB, Stats Review: Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim Southee achieve milestones in low-scoring affair

IPL 2022, Match 6 KKR vs RCB, Stats Review: Wanindu Hasaranga, Tim Southee achieve milestones in low-scoring affair

Wanindu Hasaranga registered his best figures in the IPL.

Wanindu Hasaranga
Wanindu Hasaranga. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was the star for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as he spun his web to take figures of 4/20 in a four-over spell to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to just 128, subsequently winning the encounter for his franchise. Akash Deep and Harshal Patel took three and two wickets, respectively, as RCB defeated KKR by three wickets in Match 6 of IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.

Earlier, skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and he elected to bowl first. KKR openers Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer amassed just nine and ten runs, respectively, as apart from Andre Russell, no other KKR batter crossed the 20-run mark. Hasaranga and Akash Deep were the chief destroyers with Harshal Patel also bowling two consecutive maidens and 19 dot balls in his four-over spell. Russell scored 25 runs off 18 deliveries with three maximums to flex his muscles but couldn’t help his side in achieving a big total on the board.

Chasing just 129 runs to win, Umesh Yadav replicated his performance from the last match as he took the wickets of Anuj Rawat and Virat Kohli in another powerplay burst. West Indies’ Sherfane Rutherford fought hard for his 28 runs off 40 balls with Shahbaz Ahmed playing a cameo of 27 runs off 20 deliveries, which included three sixes.

Tim Southee achieved his best figures of 3/20 in the IPL as Dinesh Karthik made sure he was there till the end to score an unbeaten 14 runs with a four and a six to finish off the low-scoring match with four balls to spare in RCB’s favour. Wanindu Hasaranga was declared the Player of the Match for his match-winning spell.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from Match 6 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League 2022:

 200 – Dinesh Karthik became the second wicketkeeper to play 200 IPL matches as a wicketkeeper. MS Dhoni is on top, featuring in 215 games.

400 – Andre Russell appeared in his 400th T20 match. He became the sixth player overall to play in 400 T20 games.

1 – Tim Southee scripted his best bowling figures (3/20) in the league. His previous best was 3/24 against SRH in 2016.

2 – Harshal Patel became the second bowler to bowl two maidens in an IPL match. His RCB teammate Mohammed Siraj had also bowled two back-to-back maidens against KKR in 2020.

3 – Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakaravarthy recorded the third-highest tenth-wicket partnership (27) in the IPL.

2 – Andre Russell equaled David Warner and is now joint-second with him for hitting most sixes (38) against RCB. MS Dhoni tops the chart for smashing 46 maximums.

4/20 – Wanindu Hasaranga registered his best figures in the IPL.

2 – Sherfane Rutherford recorded the second-lowest strike rate (70.00) in an IPL innings with a minimum of 25 runs. Ambati Rayudu had a strike rate of 66.66 against RCB in 2019.

2 – For the second consecutive match, Umesh Yadav registered the figures of 2/12 in three overs in the powerplay. He recorded the same figures in the previous match against CSK.

3 – KKR scripted their third-lowest total (128) against RCB in the IPL.

16 – Nitish Rana has now gone 16 IPL innings without a half-century.

2 – Harshal Patel’s tally of 19 dot balls is the joint-highest by any bowler in an IPL match. While he shares the feat with five other bowlers, Deepak Chahar is on the top for bowling 20 dots against KKR in 2019.