IPL 9, RCB v GL: Qualifier 1 - Statistical Highlights

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AB de Villiers and Iqbal Abdullah. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their winning streak as they cruised into final of IPL 2016 after defeating Gujarat Lions by 4 wickets. After winning the toss, RCB put GL into bat and bowled them out for 158 with Dwayne Smith scoring 73. Later Bangalore were 5 down for 29 at a stage but AB de Villiers helped his side with a brilliant partnership with Iqbal Abdulla. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

1 – Yuzvendra Chahal is now the 1st Indian spinner & 2nd Indian bowler after Mohit Sharma to pick 20 plus wickets in two different IPL seasons.

2 – GL became 2nd team to be bowled out in IPL playoffs while batting first. DC in 2010 vs RCB in the game for the 3rd place were bowled out while batting first.

How did the match pan out? – IPL 9, Qualifier 1 Review: RCB hiccups through to the finals

4 – Number of matches Royal Challengers Bangalore won while chasing in this IPL. Interestingly, GL lost 4 matches while defending. RCB lost 1 game when they chased this season while GL won only 1 game while defending.

4/14 – Dhawal Kulkarni’s figures of 4/14 are the 4th best for an Indian pacer and 6th best by an Indian in a T20 playoff game (knockout game).

4 – Wickets taken by Dhawal Kulkarni in powerplay overs. He is now one of the 3 bowlers who picked 4 wickets in powerplay overs of a game.

5 – Dwayne Smith now has 5 fifties in IPL playoffs. 2 for MI, 2 for CSK and now 1 for GL.

9 – Score at which GL lost their 3rd wicket. This is the first time in IPL that RCB has picked 3 opposition wickets before the score turned 10.

13 – Number of times AB de Villiers remained unbeaten in run chases in IPL. On all the occasions, his team won the match. Among the players who remained unbeaten on most occasions in run chases with their team winning every time in IPL, AB de Villiers stands at top along with Rohit Sharma.

15 – Number of times AB de Villiers has received man of the match award in IPL. Only Chris Gayle (17) and Yusuf Pathan (16) have received more match awards in IPL.

23 – Runs scored by GL in powerplay. This is the joint 2nd lowest a team has scored in powerplay overs in IPL vs RCB.

29 – Score at which RCB lost their 5th wicket. This is the lowest score at which a team lost their 5th wicket but ended on winning side in IPL. Previous lowest was 37/5 by KKR v RR in 2009 while chasing 102.

51 – Number of innings in T20s since Virat Kohli scored a duck. His last duck was in 2014 vs KXIP.

85 – Partnership stand for the 4th wicket between Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik is now the highest stand coming after the team lost 3 wickets under the score of 10. Previous highest was 72 by DC vs CSK between Rohit Sharma and Dwayne Smith in 2009.

91* – Partnership stand for the 7th wicket between AB de Villiers and Iqbal Abdulla is now the 2nd highest stand for the 7th wicket or prior in IPL. The highest is 100 by Harbhajan and Suchith pair for MI vs KXIP at Wankhede in 2015 for the 7th wicket.

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91* – Partnership stand for the 7th wicket between AB de Villiers and Iqbal Abdulla is now the 3rd highest stand for the 7th wicket or prior in Twenty20s during a successful run chase. Highest is 96 by T Perera and S Jayathilake for BSC vs CCC in 2015 for the 8th wicket.

129 – Number of sixes recorded by RCB in this IPL, most for a team in an IPL edition.

130 – Runs scored by RCB in this game after losing the 5th wicket. These are the most runs scored by a team after losing the 5th wicket in IPL. Previous highest was 122 by MI vs RCB also at Bangalore in 2012.

25070 – AB de Villiers has completed 25000 runs in his professional cricket career.

Check out the talking points of the game – IPL 9, Qualifier 1 RCB v GL – 5 Talking Points

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