Harshal Patel gets mile ahead in the purple cap race; RCB gets close to playoffs qualification

Glenn Maxwell recorded his 4th fifty-plus score in IPL 2021 and his instrumental knock of 50 runs played a key role for his side to cross that winning line.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 30 September 2021 2:35 pm

RCB convincingly defeated RR by 7 wickets with the help of good bowling performances from Yuzvendra Chahal, Shahbaz Ahmed and great last over bowling from Harshal Patel. RR initially started off well in the 1st innings with help of Evin Lewis attacking half-century. However, post that initial blistering opening partnership, rest of the Rajasthan batsmen failed and ended up collapsing for a total of just 149.

RCB in chase started off with good intent in the powerplay and later Srikar Bharat-Glenn Maxwell partnership ensured RCB chase this total convincingly with 17 balls to spare. Glenn Maxwell recorded his 4th fifty-plus score in IPL 2021 and his instrumental knock of 50 runs played a key role for his side to cross that winning line.

Numbers and Stats from RR vs RCB game:

26 - Harshal Patel has picked 26 wickets in IPL 2021 which is the most for an RCB player in an IPL season.

Most wickets by RCB bowler in an IPL season:

Harshal Patel - 26 in 2021
Yuzvendra Chahal - 23 in 2015
Vinay Kumar - 23 in 2013

3 - Only for the 3rd time RCB have defeated RR twice in the league stage of an IPL season.

4 - Yuzvendra Chahal won Man of the Match award for the 4th time in IPL and all those 4 matches happened in UAE.

Most MoM awards won in IPL at UAE venue:

Ruturaj Gaikwad - 4
Glenn Maxwell - 4
Yuzvendra Chahal - 4

4 - In the last 4 IPL meetings, RCB defeated RR in all the matches.

RCB vs RR last 4 IPL meetings:

RCB won by 7 wkts, Dubai (2021)
RCB won by 10 wkts, Mumbai (2021)
RCB won by 7 wkts, Dubai (2020)
RCB won by 8 wkts, Abu Dhabi (2020)

4 - Glenn Maxwell has recorded 4th fifty-plus scores in IPL 2021.

Most fifty-plus scores in IPL 2021:

KL Rahul - 4
Faf du Plessis - 4
Glenn Maxwell - 4

8 - RR have lost 8 IPL matches in Dubai which is the most for any franchise.

26 - Harshal Patel has already taken 26 wickets in IPL 2021.

Most wickets in an IPL Season:
Dwayne Bravo - 32 in 2013
Kagiso Rabada - 30 in 2020 
Lasith Malinga - 28 in 2011
James Faulkner - 28 in 2013
Jasprit Bumrah - 27 in 2020
Harshal Patel - 26 in 2021
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 26 in 2017 
Dwayne Bravo - 26 in 2015
Imran Tahir - 26 in 2019

Match 3

Ireland vs Netherlands

Netherlands 95/7 (17.3)

Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat

Match 4

Namibia vs Sri Lanka

18 October 2021 07:30 pm ist

Match 3

Ireland vs Netherlands

Netherlands 95/7 (17.3)

Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat