RCB winning the toss opted to bowl first and delivered a terrific bowling display against Knight Riders as they bundled them for just 128 runs. Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel and Akash Deep's impressive skills with the ball totally destroyed the Kolkata batting line-up. Only Andre Russell managed to smash 25 runs in this innings for Kolkata and unexpected 10th wicket partnership from Varun Chakravarthy and Umesh Yadav helped them to post a good total on board. Harshal Patel's two maiden overs played a key role to restrict Kolkata's batting line-up along with Hasaranga's four-wicket haul.
RCB in chase were looking shaky at the start as they lost 3 quick wickets inside 3 overs itself, but David Willey and Sherfane Rutherford's solid partnership helped them to stabilize their team's batting and ensured they were on track in this chase. Umesh Yadav was breathing fire in his first two overs and as a result he ended up picking the key wicket of Virat Kohli. Kolkata were giving tough fight with tough spells from Tim Southee and Sunil Narine but the batsman waited till the end and targeted Andre Russell's over to chase this moderate target. Shahbaz Ahmed's brilliant innings along with great finish from Harshal Patel and Dinesh Karthik helped RCB to register their first win in IPL 2022 under Faf's captaincy.
Numbers and stats from RCB vs KKR match:
2 - Harshal Patel became second bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an IPL match after Mohammed Siraj. Interestingly, both bowlers recorded this feat while playing for RCB against KKR.
3/20 - Tim Southee recorded his best bowling figures of 3/20 in IPL.
Southee's best bowling figure in IPL:
3/20 vs RCB in Mumbai - DY Patil (2022)
3/24 vs SRH in Hyderabad (2016)
3/30 vs SRH in Hyderabad (2018)
4/20 - Wanindu Hasaranga won MoM award for his terrific spell of 4/20 against KKR in IPL.
Best bowling figure by a RCB bowler to win MoM award:
Jaydev Unadkat - 5/25 vs DC in Delhi, 2013
Harshal Patel - 5/27 vs MI in Chennai, 2021
Anil Kumble - 4/16 vs Deccan in Johannesburg, 2009
Anil Kumble - 4/16 vs Deccan in Mumbai - DY Patil, 2010
Wanindu Hasaranga - 4/20 vs KKR in Mumbai - DY Patil, 2022
4 - Sheldon Jackson made 4 dismissals as wicket-keeper in this match.
Most dismissals by a KKR wicket-keeper in an IPL match:
Morne Van Wyk - 4 vs RCB in Durban, 2009
Brendon McCullum - 4 vs DC in Pune, 2012
Dinesh Karthik - 4 vs RR in Kolkata, 2018
Dinesh Karthik - 4 vs RR in Dubai, 2020
Sheldon Jackson - 4 vs RCB in Mumbai - DY Patil, 2022
19 - Harshal Patel bowled 19 dot balls in this match.
Most dot balls bowled in an IPL innings:
Deepak Chahar - 20 vs KKR, Chennai (2019)
Fidel Edwards - 19 vs KKR, Newlands (2009)
Ashish Nehra - 19 vs PBKS, Mangaung Oval (2009)
Munaf Patel - 19 vs RR, Durban (2009)
S.Sreesanth - 19 vs DC, Kochi (2011)
Zaheer Khan - 19 vs CSK, Raipur (2015)
Harshal Patel - 19 vs KKR, Mumbai - DY Patil (2022)
27 - Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy recorded 27-run partnership for 10th wicket.
Highest 10th wicket partnership for KKR in IPL:
Harry Gurney-Andre Russell : 29* vs CSK, Chennai (2019)
Varun Chakravarthy-Umesh Yadav : 27 vs RCB, Mumbai -DY Patil (2022)
Murali Kartik-Ishant Sharma : 25 vs CSK, Kolkata (2010)
400 - Andre Russell played his 400th T20 match. He became 6th player overall to play 400 matches in T20 cricket.
Most T20 matches played:
Kieron Pollard - 582
Dwayne Bravo - 523
Shoaib Malik - 472
Chris Gayle - 463
Ravi Bopora - 411
Andre Russell - 400