Rajasthan Royals ended up defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in a high-scoring thriller by 7 runs in match number 30 of IPL 2022. Rajasthan Royals posted a huge total of 217/5 on board with the help of Jos Buttler's century, quick-fire knock from skipper Sanju Samson and terrific hitting by Shimron Hetmyer in death overs respectively. Among Kolkata bowlers, only Sunil Narine looked impressive with bowling figures of 2/21.
KKR in the chase despite losing Sunil Narine early had a brilliant 107-run partnership between Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer as Finch was looking too dangerous until he got out. Kolkata skipper Shreyas Iyer was providing some hope but in the 17th over Chahal's hat-trick changed the complexion of game (took 4 wickets in that over) completely. KKR couldn't cross the line in the end despite Umesh Yadav's terrific hitting against Trent Boult in the 18th over.
Numbers and Stats from RR vs KKR game:
1 - Yuzvendra Chahal became 1st Indian Player to take a five-wicket haul for RR in IPL. Yuzvendra Chahal became 1st bowler to take a five-wicket haul against KKR in IPL. Chahal also recorded his first five-wicket haul in IPL.
RR bowlers to take five-wicket haul in IPL:
Sohail Tanvir vs CSK in Jaipur, 2008
James Faulkner vs SRH in Jaipur, 2013
James Faulkner vs SRH in Hyderabad, 2013
Yuzvendra Chahal vs KKR in Mumbai-BS, 2022
2 - RR's 217/5 is their 2nd joint-highest total for them while batting 1st in IPL.
Highest 1st innings total for RR in IPL:
220/3 vs SRH in Delhi, 2021
217/4 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2018
217/5 vs KKR in Mumbai-BS, 2022
3 - Jos Buttler became 5th overseas Player to smash 3 centuries in IPL.
Most Centuries by an Overseas Player in IPL:
Chris Gayle - 6
Shane Watson - 4
David Warner - 4
AB de Villiers - 3
Jos Buttler - 3
Most Centuries for a team in IPL:
Chris Gayle - 5 for RCB
Virat Kohli - 5 for RCB
Jos Buttler - 3 for RR
4 - Shreyas Iyer and Aaron Finch became 4th KKR pair to record a 100-plus run partnership vs RR in IPL.
KKR batting pairs to have 100-plus run partnership against RR in IPL:
Sourav Ganguly-Cheteshwar Pujara : 111* in Kolkata, 2010
Gautam Gambhir-Jacques Kallis : 152* in Jaipur, 2011
Gautam Gambhir-Robin Uthappa : 121 in Ahmedabad, 2014
Aaron Finch-Shreyas Iyer : 107 in Mumbai-BS, 2022
5 - Yuzvendra Chahal became 5th bowler to take a hat-trick for RR in IPL. Overall he recorded 21st hat-trick in IPL.
Hat-tricks for RR in IPL:
Ajit Chandila vs PWI in Jaipur, 2012
Pravin Tambe vs KKR in Ahmedabad, 2014
Shane Watson vs SRH in Ahmedabad, 2014
Shreyas Gopal vs RCB in Bangalore, 2019
Yuzvendra Chahal vs KKR, Mumbai-BS, 2022
6 - Jos Buttler became 6th batsman to smash multiple centuries in an IPL season
Most centuries in an IPL season:
Virat Kohli - 4 in 2016
Chris Gayle - 2 in 2011
Hashim Amla - 2 in 2017
Shane Watson - 2 in 2018
Shikhar Dhawan - 2 in 2020
Jos Buttler - 2 in 2022
35 - Devdutt Padikkal completed 1000 runs in IPL from 35 innings.
Fastest to 1000 runs in IPL among Indian Players (By innings):
Sachin Tendulkar - 31
Suresh Raina - 34
Rishabh Pant / Devdutt Padikkal - 35
Gautam Gambhir - 36