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IPL 9, Match 19: GL v RCB – Statistical Highlights

Virat Kohli vs Gujarat Lions
Rajkot: Virat Kohli of Royal Challengers Bangalore celebrates his half century during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on April 24, 2016. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Virat Kohli’s maiden Twenty20 century ended on losing side as Gujarat Lions defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 wickets. After electing to bat first, RCB put on 180/2 in their 20 overs. Virat Kohli scored 100* while KL Rahul supported him with his unbeaten 51.

Gujarat got off to a flyer as they scored 72 runs in the powerplay. From there RCB couldn’t come back into the game as the required run rate was always under 10 and Gujarat Lions easily got 9-10 runs every over. Despite losing a wicket in the last over, they reached the target with 3 balls to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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2 – Virat Kohli became the 2nd captain to score a century in IPL in losing cause. Sachin Tendulkar was the first. Interestingly he also scored 100*.

3 – Number of centuries Virat Kohli has scored across all formats in 2016. His team lost in all 3.

4 – Virat Kohli became the 4th player to score a century in IPL as captain. Sachin, Gilchrist, and Sehwag are other 3.

7 – Number of 75+ scores Virat Kohli has in 2016 in T20 format.

11 – Number of times RCB failed to defend a total of 170+, most by any team.

11 – Number of teams that have won while chasing at Rajkot in last 14 Twenty20 games. In fact, last 5 games at this venue were won by chasing teams only.

12 – Number of century partnership Virat Kohli has been involved in IPL, joint most by any player.

16 – Number of innings Dinesh Karthik played in IPL without a fifty before this game.

43 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has in Twenty20 cricket, the joint most by an Indian.

52 – Number of 30 plus scores Virat Kohli has recorded in IPL, the 2nd most by a player.

51* – KL Rahul’s 51* is now his highest IPL score. In fact, it is his maiden IPL fifty.

100* – Virat Kohli’s 100* is the joint 3rd highest score by an Indian as captain in Twenty20 format.

992 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in 2016 in Twenty20 format.

How did the match pan out? – IPL Match 19 Review: Kohli’s maiden T20 ton in vain as Gujarat Lions win by 6 wickets

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