Resurgent Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their play-offs hope alive by taking a hat-trick of wins in the last three games over Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab and SunRisers Hyderabad, respectively.
On Thursday night, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s skipper Kane Williamson (81 off 42) and Manish Pandey’s (62 not out off 38) blistering knock went in vain as RCB defeated them by 14 runs in a crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
Here is the stats review of Thursday’s match:
1- Virat Kohli’s RCB scored 218 runs against SunRisers Hyderabad. It is also the highest total against SRH in the ongoing season of IPL and third highest score against Hyderabad in the history of the league.
2- Three-time Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted a total of 200 or more against SunRisers in IPL – most by any team in the league.
3- On Thursday, SRH bowler Basil Thampi conceded 70 runs in his allotted four overs – highest by any player in the IPL. It is also the joint most runs conceded by any Indian players in T20 cricket. Sreenath Aravind had given away 69 runs in a CLT20 match against South Australia in 2011 while playing for RCB.
4- Veteran Indian pacer Ishant Sharma had conceded 66 runs while playing for SunRisers in IPL 2013 in a match against Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad.
5- In IPL 2018 so far, 741 sixes have been struck – highest in a single season of IPL. In IPL 2012, 732 sixes were hit in 75 matches.
6- SunRisers Hyderabad scored 204 runs in 20 overs while chasing the target of 219 runs – their highest score in a chase. SRH have scored 191 runs against Delhi Daredevils at Delhi earlier this season.
7- SunRisers skipper Kane Williamson has scored eight fifties in IPL so far – second joint most fifty-plus score by any player in a single IPL season ever. In IPL 2012, Chris Gayle had scored 8 fifty-plus scores. The first spot in the list is reserved by RCB skipper Virat Kohli. In IPL 2016, Kohli scored nine 50-plus scores for Bangalore.
8- On Thursday, SRH lost only three wickets – the joint-fewest by any IPL team in a losing chase.