IPL 2020: DC beat RCB to claim 2nd spot, here are the records broken
First Published 2, Nov 2020, 11:08 PM
This was Delhi Capitals' eighth win of the season in 14 matches, as they rise and finish second in the table. As for Royal Challengers Bangalore, this happened to be their seventh loss of the season in the same number of games as DC, as they finish on the third.
In what turned out to be a typical encounter, unlike most of the matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, Delhi Capitals (DC) outsmarted Royal Challenges Bangalore (RCB) in Match 55. Being played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, DC scripted the win by six wickets, as they finish in the second spot. While RCB finish third, both have qualified for the playoffs. Meanwhile, we take a look at the records that were broken in this encounter.
Devdutt Padikkal scores specials in an impressive season: Padikkal has had a glorious season so far. While he scored 50 tonight, he has managed to score 472 runs this season, thus being RCB's highest run-scorer so far. In the process, he has also become the uncapped debutant with second-highest runs in his maiden IPL season. The record for the same is held by Shaun Marsh (616) for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in 2008. Furthermore, he has also scored the most 50-plus scores (5) by an uncapped Indian in the debut season, going past Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer.
Virat Kohli scripts unique ones against Ravichandran Ashwin: Kohli managed to score 29 runs tonight. Consequently, he also scored more than 160 runs in the tournament to date against Ashwin, as it is the most runs he has scored against a bowler. Furthermore, as Ashwin dismissed him, it was the first occasion that he had been dismissed by the former. It took Ashwin 125 balls to get rid of him, which happens to be the most faced by a batsman against a particular bowler to get dismissed for the first time.
Shikhar Dhawan with most with 500-plus: Dhawan managed to play a remarkable knock of 54 tonight. As a result, he has scored 525 runs this season. Consequently, he has become the third player in the tournament to score 500-plus runs in a season on most occasions. While Dhawan has done so four times, the record for the same is held by Kohli and David Warner, who have done so on five instances.
Match summary: Winning the toss, DC skipper Shreyas Iyer opted to bowl first, as RCB's Padikkal (50), along with AB de Villiers (35), helped them post a modest total of 152/7, while Anrich Nortje claimed 3/33. In reply, the DC batsmen held their nerves, as it was Dhawan (50), along with Ajinkya Rahane (60), who did the job for the side. They secured the win by six wickets with six balls to spare, as both sealed their spot in the playoffs.