IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Statistical Highlights
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IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – Statistical Highlights

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On Thursday (24th September) evening, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 97 runs at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).

After winning the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli decided to field first. While KXIP scored 206/3 (20 overs) in the first innings, RCB were bundled out for just 109 runs (17 overs).

Brief Scores: KXIP – 206/3 in 20 overs (KL Rahul 132*, Mayank Agarwal 26; Shivam Dube 2/33)

RCB – 109 in 17 overs (Washington Sundar 30, AB de Villiers 28; Murugan Ashwin 3/21)

The Result – KXIP won by 97 runs

IPL 2020, Match 6: Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (KXIP vs RCB) – Statistical Highlights

(Teams’ stats)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

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i) KXIP scored 206/3 (20 overs) in the first innings.

  • It was the second-highest total for KXIP against RCB. Their record total against this team is 232/2 at Dharamsala on 17th May 2011. 

ii) KXIP won this match by 97 runs.

  • Since 2018, it was the first victory for KXIP against RCB. Before this win, the Punjab franchise suffered four straight defeats against RCB. 
  • It was the largest victory (by runs) for KXIP against RCB. Their previous record was winning by 88 runs against RCB for twice. 
  • It was the third-largest victory (by runs) for KXIP. The top two records in this list are winning 120 runs against Northern District (at Mohali on 26th September 2014) and 111 runs against RCB (at Dharamsala on 17th May 2011). 

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

i) RCB were bundled out for just 109 runs (17 overs).

  • It was the lowest completed total for RCB against KXIP. Their previous lowest record in this list was 119 (19 overs) at Bengaluru on 5th May 2017

 

(Players’ stats)

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) Playing his 60th IPL innings, KL Rahul completed his 2000 IPL runs. He has scored 2130 runs in IPL career

  • KL Rahul became the fastest Indian cricketer to complete 2000 IPL runs. The previous record-holder was Sachin Tendulkar who completed 2000 IPL runs in 63 innings. 
  • KL Rahul became the third-fastest batsman to complete 2000 IPL runs. The two fastest batsmen in this list are Chris Gayle (48 innings to complete 2000 IPL runs) and Shaun Marsh (52 innings to complete 2000 IPL runs).

ii) KL Rahul completed his century in 62 balls.

  • It was the first century in IPL 2020.
  • It was the slowest century for a KXIP batsman. Their previous record holder in this list was Hashim Amla who scored 59-ball century against Gujarat Lions at Chandigarh on 7th May 2017. 
  • It was KL Rahul’s second IPL century and both were for KXIP. Rahul is the second batsman to hit more than one century for this team. Hashim Amla also scored two centuries for this team.

iii) Captain KL Rahul scored 132 not out off 69 balls.

  • It was the highest individual score for a captain in IPL history. David Warner (Sunrisers Hyderabad) was the previous record holder in this list with 126 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 30th April 2017.
  • It was the highest individual score for an Indian batsman in IPL history. The previous record was 128 not out by Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Delhi on 10th May 2018. 
  • It was the fourth-highest individual score in IPL history.

Top 5 highest individual scores in IPL history

Player (Team) Runs Opposition Venue Date
Chris Gayle (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 175* Pune Warriors India Bengaluru 23rd April 2013
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata Knight Riders) 158* Royal Challengers Bangalore Bengaluru 18th April 2008
AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 133* Mumbai Indians Mumbai 10th May 2015
KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab) 132* Royal Challengers Bangalore Dubai (DSC) 24th September 2020
AB de Villiers (Royal Challengers Bangalore) 129* Gujarat Lions Bengaluru 14th May 2016

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)

AB de Villiers

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i) Former South African cricketer AB de Villiers has smashed 400 T20 sixes.

  • AB de Villiers became the first South African to hit 400 sixes in T20 career.
  • AB de Villiers became the sixth batsman to hit 400 sixes in T20 career. 

ii) AB de Villiers has hit 204 T20 sixes for RCB.

  • AB de Villiers became the joint second-most T20 six-hitter for RCB. Virat Kohli has also hit 204 T20 sixes for RCB. The record-holder is Chris Gayle who smashed 263 T20 sixes for RCB.  

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