AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli, two of the prolific batsmen of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) created a record by putting on a century stand on 10 occasions, which is more than any other pair as the two played mercilessly with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) attack with an unbeaten 100-run partnership in less than eight overs after arriving at the crease with RCB on 94/2 in 12.2 overs.
The duo took RCB to 194 from the next 46 balls to complete their 10th century stand together. While AB de Villiers was the primary aggressor in the partnership scoring 73 off only 33 balls, Virat Kohli managed 22 off 14 balls.
AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli Are Duo With Maximum Century Stands
Both Andre Russell and Prasidh Krishna were expensive conceding more than 10 runs per over. But they were the only wicket-takers. Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Pat Cummins were also expensive conceding more than 9 runs per over. In reply, KKR managed only 112/9 as apart from Shubman Gill’s 34 and Andre Russell and Rahul Tripathi’s 16 each, nobody could even register double-digit scores.
The duo of Virat Kohli and AB De Villiers also have the credit of registering the highest partnership stand of 229 against the defunct Gujarat Lions in 2016. AB De Villiers and Virat Kohli became a duo with a maximum of 100+ stands in IPL history in 72 innings together.
AB De Villiers And Virat Kohli’s Partnership Records
The 2nd highest number of century stands belongs to RCB’s Virat Kohli and former RCB opener Chris Gayle who were involved in 9 such instances. The former SunRisers Hyderabad openers Jonny Bairstow and Shikhar Dhawan had 6 stands in excess of 100.
In contrast, the current duo of SRH skipper David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had five-century run stands between them. Former KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir and opener Robin Uthappa have also managed five-century stands.
Batting together, they also took their overall partnership tally to 3000 runs. RCB have played well in IPL 2020 as indicated from their five wins and two losses in seven matches.
They are currently placed 3rd on the points table with 10 points like Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals who are also on 10 points as well but are above RCB due to a superior net run rate.