IPL 9, Match 48: KKR v RCB – Statistical Highlights

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Royal Challengers Bangalore keep their playoffs hopes alive as they defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens, Kolkata by 9 wickets. After being asked to bat, KKR posted a total of 183/3 in 20 overs with Gautam Gambhir and Manish Pandey scoring fifties. First, Chris Gayle with a 49 and later Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers with unbeaten fifties helped RCB chase down the target with 8 balls to spare and by losing only 1 wicket. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

1 – Number of wickets Royal Challengers Bangalore lost to chase down the target. Only once before in IPL a team had managed to chase down 180+ target by losing only 1 or lesser wickets. DD chased down DC’s 188 in 2012.

2 – Number of boundaries Chris Gayle has hit off Sunil Narine’s bowling in 46 balls before this game in T20 cricket. In this game, Gayle hit 2 fours and a six in the 9 balls he faced off Narine.

3 – Number of matches KKR has lost at home in this season. This is only the 2nd time where KKR lost 3 matches in a season where there were 7 or lesser home games. In 2008, they lost in 3 home games.

5 – Number of century stands Kohli-AB pair has recorded in this IPL. They are now the first pair to record 4 century stands in an IPL season.

7 – Number of century stands Kohli-AB pair has recorded in IPL, most by any pair.

7 – Number of fifty-plus stands Kohli-AB pair has recorded in this IPL, they became the 1st pair to record 7 fifty-plus stands in any T20 tournament.

8 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has scored in this IPL, the joint most by any player in an IPL season.

9 – Number of Man of the match awards Virat Kohli has received in Twenty20 Cricket in 2016.

10 – Number of times Virat Kohli has scored over 75 in Twenty20 cricket in 2016. Chris Gayle is only other player to have 10 scores of 75+ in a calendar year (2011, 2015).

10 – Number of times Virat Kohli has scored over 75 in IPL, joint 2nd most by any player.

14 – Number of catches AB de Villiers has taken in this IPL season for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the joint most by any player in an IPL season.

20 – Number of times Gautam Gambhir has been run out in Twenty20 format, the joint most times by any player.

31 – Number of fifty plus scores Gautam Gambhir has in IPL, the joint most by any player.

31 – Number of fifties Gautam Gambhir has scored in IPL, the most by any player.

47 – Number of fifty plus scores Virat Kohli has scored in Twenty20 Cricket, the most by any Indian in this format.

49 – Runs scored by Chris Gayle in this game. For the first time in this IPL and the first time in 8 T20 innings, Gayle managed to touch double digits.

185 – Runs scored by Yusuf Pathan in IPL between his two dismissals. He had two sixties in the 4 innings in which he was unbeaten.

200 – Matches played by Virat Kohli in T20 cricket. He became the 7th Indian to feature in 200 matches in T20 cricket.

752 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this IPL, the most by any captain in a T20 tournament/series. Previous highest was 710 by James Vince in 2015 Natwest T20 Blast.

752 – Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this IPL, the most by any player in a T20 tournament/series. Previous highest was 733 by Chris Gayle and Mike Hussey in IPL in 2012 and 2013 seasons respectively.

894 – Partnership runs between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in this IPL. They are the first pair to score over 700 in a T20 tournament/series.

2068 – Partnership runs between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in IPL. They are the 2nd pair to score over 2000 runs in IPL.

2120 – Partnership runs between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in overall Twenty20 Cricket, 2nd most by any pair.

3019 – Balls faced by Virat Kohli in IPL. He became the first player to face 3000 balls in IPL.

3049 – Runs scored by Gautam Gambhir in IPL while opening. He became the 2nd player to score 3000 runs as an opener in IPL.

4002 – Runs scored by Yusuf Pathan in T20 cricket. He became the 9th Indian to score 4000 runs in T20 cricket.

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