After batting first, RCB posted an ordinary total of 149/8 with the help of Maxwell’s 59(41). SRH started well with the help of David Warner and Manish Pandey’s 83-run partnership for 2nd wicket. However, the pair couldn’t finish off the game for SRH and the match travelled along the same lines as the 5th match of the tournament, wherein KKR were choked in the death overs by MI.
Shahbaz Ahmed in 17th over picked 3 wickets and changed the course of the game. Rashid Khan, who was very good with the ball in 1st innings (2/18) tried his level best to win the game for SRH in the end but his 17-run cameo couldn’t help the team’s cause as they ultimately lost the match by 6 runs.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers from SRH vs RCB game now:
2 – Only for the 2nd time, RCB have won first two matches of an IPL season. The other time RCB won their first two matches was in 2014.
4 – Only for the 4th time, RCB have defended a total below 150 in IPL. For the first time under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, they have defended a total less than 150.
RCB defending totals less than 150 in IPL
126/8 vs CSK, 2008
133/8 vs RR, 2009
145/9 vs PBKS, 2009
149/8 vs SRH, 2021*
10 – David Warner has smashed 10 fifty-plus T20 scores against RCB. [Nine in IPL and One in CLT20]
Most 50+ scores against a single IPL franchise in T20s
D.Warner – 11 vs PBKS
D.Warner – 10 vs RCB*
S.Raina – 9 vs KKR
V.Kohli – 8 vs DC
S.Dhawan – 8 vs CSK
V.Kohli -8 vs CSK
C.Gayle – 8 vs PBKS
AB de Villiers – 8 vs RR
41 – After 41 innings, Glenn Maxwell smashed a fifty in IPL. Before this knock, the last time he smashed a fifty in IPL was against KKR in 2016 and post that played 40 innings without a fifty in his IPL career. Also, Glenn Maxwell won the MoM award for the 6th time in IPL
6 – RCB’s 6-run win margin against SRH is their 6th smallest win by runs margin [Excluding super over win].
Smallest margin of win for RCB in IPL
vs PBKS – 1 run in 2016
vs CSK – 1 run in 2019
vs MI – 2 runs in 2013
vs Deccan Chargers – 3 runs in 2008
vs Delhi Capitals – 4 runs in 2013
vs SRH – 6 runs in 2021*
3 – For 3rd time under David Warner’s captaincy, SRH have lost first two matches of the IPL season (RCB have been one of the teams on all 3 occasions).
SRH losing their first two games of IPL in a season
2016 – Lost to RCB (45 runs) and KKR (8 wickets)
2020 – Lost to RCB (10 runs) and KKR (7 wickets)
2021 – Lost to KKR (10 runs) and RCB (6 runs)