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Royal Challengers Bangalore finally managed to pull off a comprehensive victory against KKR, despite Russell and Rana’s miraculous onslaught. Here’s a stats round up from last night.
- RCB managed to pick 3 wickets in the powerplay (37/3). They’d only managed to pick up 3 wickets in their previous 8 matches. Quite explains the cause of their misery.
- This was Virat Kohli’s 5th hundred in IPL (100 (58)). However, it was the first in 35 innings after his dream 2016 IPL season.
- All it took were 6 balls for Dale Steyn to register his name on the scoresheet. Playing after as many as 9 years for RCB, Dale Steyn could have had a dream return had Marcus Stoinis held onto a slip catch on the first ball.
- KKR slumped to their 4th consecutive defeat of the season, three of which have come on the home soil. Despite Andre Russell at his ecstatic best, KKR haven’t managed to capitalize on their opportunities.
- RCB scored 103 runs in the last 6 overs. The resurgence from Moeen Ali and Virat Kohli along with a few late strikes from Marcus Stoinis were the real highlight of the match.
- Moeen Ali’s 66 (28) with a SR of 235.71 is his best in IPL. The blazing knock saw him overtake his previous best of 65 playing against SRH last year.
- A 50from 21 balls for Andre Russell, raising serious concerns for RCB, was the second fastest fifty in IPL 2019 only behind Rishabh Pant’s 18 ball knock against MI.