Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Sunday’s clash at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru).
KKR elected to field first after winning the toss. RCB managed to score 158/6 in 20 overs.
In reply, both the KKR openers were stormy on the pitch during the powerplay, as they chased down the target quite easily. KKR lost four wickets, as they chased down the total in 15.1 overs. KKR won this match by six wickets with 29 balls remaining.
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – 158/6 in 20 overs (Travis Head 75, Mandeep Singh 52, Umesh Yadav 3/36)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) – 159/4 in 15.1 overs (Sunil Narine 54, Chris Lynn 50, Pawan Negi 2/21)
Result – KKR won by 6 wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match
- RCB batsman Travis Head scored 75 runs in this match. It is the second highest individual score by an RCB batsman against KKR at RCB’s home venue (M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore). The record is 85* by Chris Gayle on 11th April 2013.
- KKR batsman Sunil Narine hit a half-century in just 15 balls. It is the joint fastest half-century in IPL history. Previously, Yusuf Pathan (KKR) had completed a half-century in the same no.of balls (15 balls) against SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad) at Kolkata on 24th May 2014.
- KKR scored a total of 105 runs (105/0) in the powerplay (0.1-6.0 overs). In the IPL history, it is the most runs scored by any team in the powerplay. The previous record was 100 runs (100/2) which were scored by CSK (Chennai Super Kings) against KXIP (Kings XI Punjab) at Mumbai on 30th May 2014.
- KKR batsman Sunil Narine played a furious knock of 54 runs off just 17 balls with an impressive strike rate of 317.64. Scoring 50+ runs in an innings, it is the third highest strike rate for a batsman in IPL history. The top two in this list are: 348.00 strike rate by Suresh Raina (Chennai Super Kings, 87 runs off 25 balls) against KXIP (Kings XI Punjab) at Mumbai on 30th May 2014 and 327.27 strike rate by Yusuf Pathan (Kolkata Knight Riders, 72 runs off 22 balls) against SRH (Sunrisers Hyderabad) at Kolkata on 24th May 2014.
- KKR won this match by six wickets with 29 balls were still remaining. It is the second largest victory (by balls remaining in the second innings) for KKR outside their home venue (Eden Gardens, Kolkata). The record is winning by 10 wickets with 31 balls to spare against GL (Gujarat Lions) at Rajkot on 7th April 2017.
- This defeat was RCB’s 6th consecutive defeat. It is the most consecutive defeat for RCB in their IPL history. Their previous record was 5 consecutive defeat in IPL (5th May 2008 to 19th May 2008).