Everything went right for the RCB last night as they registered their 4th straight win in the IPL 2021 and regained the top spot on the points table. Bowling first, RCB pacers made sure Rajasthan Royals remain backfoot throughout the innings and restricted them to 177 on a batting friendly pitch. In reply, 181-run opening partnership between Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli led RCB to a dominating 10-wicket win.
Let us have look at some of the numbers from this match:
6000 - Virat Kohli became the 1st player to score 6000 runs in IPL. The RCB skipper also became the first captain to smash 50 fifty-plus scores in T20s as captain.
2 - RCB is the only team to defeat Rajasthan Royals by a margin of 10 wickets in IPL twice. Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli's partnership of 181 runs was the 2nd highest opening partnership against RR in IPL history.
Teams defeating RR by a margin of 10 wickets
RCB - 2 times (2010 in Bangalore and 2021 in Mumbai)*
MI - 1 time (2012 in Jaipur)
Highest opening partnership vs RR in IPL
KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal - 183 in Sharjah, 2020
Devdutt Padikkal & Virat Kohli - 181* in Mumbai, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar & Dwayne Smith - 163* in Jaipur, 2012
3 - Devdutt Padikkal became only the 3rd uncapped Indian player to smash a century in IPL. Notably, Devdutt Padikkal smashed the fastest 100 for an uncapped player in IPL.
Centuries by uncapped Indian player in IPL
Manish Pandey - 114* for RCB vs Deccan Chargers in 2009
Paul Valthaty - 120* for PBKS vs CSK in 2011
Devdutt Padikkal - 101* for RCB vs RR in 2021
Youngest to score a 100 in IPL
Manish Pandey - 19 years and 253 days
Rishabh Pant - 20 years and 218 days
Devdutt Padikkal - 20 years and 289 days*
4 - RCB have won first 4 matches in a row currently in IPL 2021
Teams winning first 4 matches of an IPL season
2008 - CSK
2009 - Deccan Chargers
2014 - PBKS
2015 - RR
2021 - RCB*
5 - Devdutt Padikkal's 101* is the fifth highest score for an Indian player in IPL playing for RCB.
Highest score by an Indian Player playing for RCB
Manish Pandey - 114* vs Deccan Chargers, 2009
Virat Kohli - 113 vs PBKS, 2016
Virat Kohli - 109 vs GL, 2016
Virat Kohli - 108* vs RPS, 2016
Devdutt Padikkal - 101* vs RR, 2021
6 - Devdutt Padikkal has smashed six fifty-plus scores for RCB since IPL 2020.
Most fifty-plus scores for RCB
Virat Kohli - 45
AB de Villiers - 38
Chris Gayle - 24
Jacques Kallis - 10
Devdutt Padikkal - 6*
Most fifty-plus scores for RCB since IPL 2020
Devdutt Padikkal - 6*
AB de Villiers - 6
Virat Kohli - 4
Glenn Maxwell -2
Aaron Finch - 1
7 - Virat Kohli as won 7 matches as captain vs RR in IPL. Only Dhoni is ahead with 15 wins against Royals.
14 - RCB has registered 14 centuries by 5 different players, which is most for an IPL franchise.
Most hundreds for an IPL franchise
RCB - 14*
PBKS - 13
DC - 10
CSK / RR - 8