RCB posted a decent total of 171/5 through the help of AB de Villiers’ sensational knock of 75 runs from 42 balls, which included a 23 run over bowled by Marcus Stoinis in the 20th over of the RCB innings. While chasing this total, DC were in early trouble as they were reduced to 47/3 after 7.2 overs, but Shimron Hetmyer and Rishabh Pant stitched a partnership, which provided a boost for the team. In the end, Shimron Hetmyer’s quick-fire fifty from just 23 balls almost won it for Delhi but unfortunately they ended up falling short by just 1 run.
Let us have look at some of the important numbers from this game:-
1 – RCB have won an IPL match by a margin of 1 run for the 3rd time and DC have lost an IPL match by a margin of 1 run for 3rd time.
Teams to win most matches by 1 run margin in IPL:
RCB – 3 times*
MI – 3 times
PBKS – 2 times
Teams to lose most matches by 1 run margin in IPL:
DC – 3 times*
CSK – 2 times
2 – Prithivi Shaw became the 2nd youngest player after Rishabh Pant to reach the 1000 runs milestone in IPL.
Youngest to reach 1000 run milestone in IPL:
Rishabh Pant – 20 years & 218 days vs SRH in 2018
Prithivi Shaw – 21 years & 169 days vs RCB in 2021*
Sanju Samson – 21 years & 183 days vs SRH in 2016
3 – Harshal Patel became only the 3rd bowler to pick 50 (or) more wickets for RCB in IPL.
Most wickets for RCB in IPL:
Yuzvendra Chahal – 124
Vinay Kumar – 72
Harshal Patel – 51*
6 – AB de Villiers became only the 6th player to reach 5000-run mark in IPL. Also he has achieved that landmark in least number of balls.
Fastest to reach 5000 runs in IPL ball-wise:
AB de Villiers – 3288*
David Warner – 3554
Suresh Raina – 3620
9 – Glenn Maxwell became 9th overseas player to hit 100 sixes in IPL.
Overseas player to hit 100 (or) more sixes in IPL:
AB de Villiers
549 – AB de Villiers has smashed 549 runs against DC in IPL, that is most for an overseas player against DC. Also AB de Villiers averages 61 with the bat against DC in IPL.
Most runs by an overseas player vs DC in IPL:
AB de Villiers – 549*
Shane Watson – 531
Chris Gayle – 490
Highest batting average vs DC in IPL:
Kane Williamson – 67.28
Ajinkya Rahane – 65.33
AB de Villiers – 61*
23 – Shimron Hetmyer reached 50 runs from just 23 balls.
Fastest fifty in IPL 2021:
Deepak Hooda – 20 balls
Andre Russell – 21 balls
Shimron Hetmyer – 23 balls*
Pat Cummins – 23 balls
25 – AB de Villiers won MoM award for the 25th time in IPL and that is most for any player in this tournament history.