Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated KKR by 38 runs as they extended their winning streak in the IPL this year. RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to put KKR on to field first. RCB’s duo of Maxwell and de Villiers wreaked havoc as RCB posted a mammoth total of 207 on the board. In reply, KKR could only muster a total of 166, owing to some brilliant bowling by the RCB bowlers. That said, here are 5 interesting stats from the match between KKR and RCB in IPL 2021:
RCB become the 1st IPL team to score 200 runs in 20 innings
The IPL has been host to some high run scoring matches in the past. Nowadays, to post a total of 200 in the IPL is not a big achievement, especially for RCB. Kohli’s men created history by becoming the 1st IPL team to touch the 200 run mark 20 times. The Bengaluru franchise also holds the record for the highest total in IPL history (263).
Ab de Villiers is the 1st South African to register 500 runs against KKR
No South African has dominated in the IPL the way AB de Villiers has. Recently, de Villiers became the first South African cricketer to amass 500 runs against KKR in the IPL. AB de Villiers has joined the likes of Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner in the list.
Andre Russell becomes the 4th player to register 1500 runs for KKR
The West Indian became the 4th cricketer to score 1500 runs for KKR. Russell has now joined the likes of Gautam Gambhir, Yusuf Pathan and Robin Uthappa in the list. Russell achieved this milestone in the match between KKR and RCB in IPL 2021.
Devdutt Padikkal becomes the 1st uncapped player to register 500 runs for RCB
Devdutt Padikkal had a standout season with RCB in IPL 2020. Padikkal finished as RCB’s highest run-scorer, with 473 runs in 15 matches in IPL 2020. Hence, he only needed 27 runs this season to become RCB’s 1st uncapped player with 500 runs. The 20-year-old achieved this milestone with his innings of 25 against KKR in IPL 2021.
RCB register their best start ever in IPL history
This is RCB’s best start ever in an IPL season. Playing 3 games, RCB have won all 3 matches in IPL 2021. Kohli’s men will look to continue to extend their unbeaten streak in the upcoming matches this season.