Kohli-de Villiers show how it's done: A look at the records broken as RCB crush KKR
First Published 12, Oct 2020, 11:26 PM
This was Kolkata Knight Riders' third loss of the season in seven matches, as they drop to the fourth spot in the points table. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore scripted their fifth win of the season from seven as well, as they rise to the third spot.
Former champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were let down by the batsmen, as they succumbed to a heavy 82-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Match 28 of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL). Being played in Sharjah, the loss pushed KKR down to the fourth spot, while RCB scaled up to third. Let us have a look at the records, scripted in the process.
KKR concede second-fewest in powerplay: Scoring runs in the powerplay is normal. However, KKR only gave away 47 runs in the PP. As a result, they conceded the second-fewest during the phase in the IPL this season, after Delhi Capitals (DC), who gave away 41 against Rajasthan Royals (RR).
Virat Kohli-AB de Villiers score a unique one: Kohli and de Villiers' unbeaten 100-run stand played a pivotal role in helping RCB post a challenging total. As a result, it also turned out to the 10th 100-run stand by the pair in the tournament to date. The pair went past the previous record, by Kohli and Chris Gayle.
De Villiers joins Kieron Pollard to script a special one: De Villiers played a blistering knock tonight, as he scored his half-century in just 23 deliveries. In the process, he joined Kieron Pollard of Mumbai Indians (MI) to score the most number of 50 in 23 balls or less than it in the IPL to date. Both have done so on six occasions.
ABD scores third-most in final five: De Villiers managed to score 63 runs in the final five overs of the RCB innings tonight. In the process, he has now scored the third-most runs during the phase in the tournament to date. He is led by Rishabh Pant (67) and Andre Russell (68).
RCB concede second-fewest in middle-overs: As for the RCB bowlers, they prove their mettle in the middle-overs tonight. They conceded just 52 runs between overs 7-16. It happened to be the second-fewest in the IPL this season, as the record for the same happens to be with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who conceded just 51 against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Match summary: Winning the toss, RCB skipper Kohli elected to bat. The decision turned out to be fruitful, as the four batsmen, Aaron Finch (47), Devdutt Padikkal (32), Kohli (33*) and de Villiers (73*), ensured that they post a competitive total of 194/2. In reply, KKR's weak batting succumbed under pressure, with only Shubman Gill scoring 34, while Washington Sundar and Chris Morris claimed a couple each, as they lost by 82 runs.