IPL 2021: A look at the records attained as DC falls short by a run to RCB
This was Royal Challengers Bangalore's fifth win of the 2021 Indian Premier League, as along with a loss, it has risen to the top spot of the table. Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals suffered its second loss of the season, while with four wins, it drops to third.
Although it turned out to be boringly close, it was still riveting as Delhi Capitals fell short by a run to Royal Challengers Bangalore in Match 22 of the 2021 Indian Premier League at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Delhi on Tuesday. While wicketkeeper-batsman AB de Villiers' unbeaten 75 helped RCB post a winning total, DC skipper Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer's unbeaten half-centuries were still not good enough, as it was all about a run in the end. Meanwhile, here are the records that were scripted.
Virat Kohli scripts a feat against DC
Kohli could barely manage 12 runs tonight. Nevertheless, he managed to score his 900th run against DC, becoming the third batsman to achieve the same against a particular side after Rohit Sharma (vs KKR) and David Warner (vs PBKS and KKR).
Amit Mishra gets the better of Glenn Maxwell
Mishra got rid of Maxwell for 25 tonight. Consequently, it was the fifth time that Mishra had got rid of him in the IPL, which is his joint-most along with Ravindra Jadeja.
De Villiers slams a fastest
De Villiers scored his 5,000th run in the IPL tonight. As a result:
- He became the third-fastest to do so, in 161 innings, while the record for the same lies with David Warner (135 innings).
- He is the fastest to do so in terms of the balls faced (3,288), surpassing Warner's 3,554.
- He is the second after Shikhar Dhawan to score the same with a six.
- He is the first player to score 5k with a 150-plus strike rate in the tournament's history.
- He has played the second-best innings with an S/R of 150-plus (179.00) this season outside Mumbai, with his best being unbeaten 76 against Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai (224.00).
- He has interestingly stayed unbeaten when he has scored between 70-79 in the IPL.
Maxwell does good in terms of run-scoring percentage
Although Maxwell could manage just 25, he happens to possess the best percentage of runs scored for a team this season, having scored a minimum of 100 runs in the season (33.2%).
Prithvi Shaw becomes a youngest
Shaw could manage 21 runs tonight but scored his 1,000th IPL run. Consequently, he became the second-youngest to accomplish the feat at 21 years, while the record is held by his DC teammate Rishabh Pant (20 years).
Hetmyer records a great one despite loss
Hetmyer played a brave innings of an unbeaten 53 off just 25 deliveries. Meanwhile, it was the third-fastest unbeaten knock in an unsuccessful IPL chase after Kieron Pollard (60 off 24) and Chris Morris (82 off 32).
Winning the toss and electing to bowl, RCB produced a great shoe with the bat, thanks to de Villiers's unbeaten 75 and some late fireworks in the innings. In reply, RCB bowled tight and let the required rate increase. Although Pant and Hetmyer contributed to an unbeaten 78-run stand, in the end, one run was just too naive to come.
Brief scores: RCB 171/5 (Patidar- 31, de Villiers- 75*, Ishant- 1/26) beats DC 170/4 (Pant- 58*, Hetmyer- 53*; Harshal- 2/37) by a run.
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