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IPL 9, Match 39: KXIP v RCB – Statistical Highlights

AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mohali: Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers in action during an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali on May 9, 2016. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their second successive win after they defeated the Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium, Mohali by a margin of 1 run. With this loss, KXIP are almost out of the playoff race. After being asked to bat, RCB posted 175/6 despite struggling in the middle overs. AB de Villiers top scored with 64. KXIP were going well in the chase with Murali Vijay guiding his team with a captain’s knock of 89. However, some tight bowling at the end by Shane Watson helped RCB win the thriller. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

1 – This is the 2nd time in IPL where two 1-run wins have been recorded in an IPL season. Even in 2012, 2 one-run wins were recorded. Overall RCB’s 1-run win was 7th such instance in IPL.

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2 – Murali Vijay’s 89 is 2nd highest score by a KXIP captain in IPL. Highest is 106 by Adam Gilchrist in 2011 also vs RCB.

2 – Number of times Virat Kohli has scored 550+ runs in an IPL season as captain. Only Sachin Tendulkar had previously done it twice.

3 – Number of times Virat Kohli has scored 550+ runs in an IPL season. Only Chris Gayle has done it on three different occasions.

3 – Number of times Axar Patel bowled to Shane Watson in IPL. All the 3 times he ended up getting Watson’s wicket. Axar has bowled 20 balls to Watson and got him 3 times conceding 22 runs.

4 – David Miller became only the 4th player in IPL to be dismissed stumped on the first ball he faced. Last player was Manish Pandey in 2014.

4 – Number of fifty plus scored Murali Vijay has in Twenty20s at Mohali. He has 6 fifty plus scores at Chepauk in this format.

5.33 – Virat Kohli’s average in IPL against Sandeep Sharma before this game. He scored 16 runs in 12 balls against him and got him out 3 times. In this game he scored 5 runs in 4 balls.

52 – Runs conceded by Chris Jordan in this game, the most he has conceded in a Twenty20 game. Previous most was 49 runs in 3 overs vs South Africa while playing for England in March, 2016.

89 – Murali Vijay’s 89 is the highest score in a losing run chase by a captain in IPL. Previous highest was 75* by Rahul Dravid for RCB vs RR in 2008.

133 – Number of matches RCB played in IPL history. Only Mumbai Indians played more than them.

1470 – Runs scored by David Miller in IPL before recording his first duck. He was the only player with 1000 runs without a duck in IPL before this game.

2013 – Last time when RCB successfully defended a total under 180 in IPL. Since then they scored under 180 while batting first on 12 occasions and lost 11 of them. Another game ended in a tie which they lost in the Super Over.

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