RCB suffered a humiliating defeat to KKR in the 31st match of IPL 2021. After winning the toss and batting first, RCB managed to post a paltry total of 92 runs. KKR chased down that total inside just 10 overs with the help of strong opening partnership from Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. Varun Chakravarthy was the star perfromer for KKR in the game. His spell of 4-0-13-3 turned the match in KKR's favor as RCB totally collapsed and lost wickets in quick succession. They were reduced to 66/7 from 63/4 in a span of just around 2 overs.
Stats and numbers from Match 31 (KKR vs RCB) of IPL 2021:
92 - RCB recorded one of their lowest total 92 in the IPL history and also for the 3rd time, KKR have restricted RCB to a total below 100 in IPL.
RCB's lowest total in IPL:
49 vs KKR, 2017
70 vs RR, 2014 (batting 1st)
70 vs CSK, 2019 (batting 1st)
82 vs KKR, 2018
87 vs CSK, 2009
92 vs KKR, 2021 (batting 1st)
60 - KKR won this game with 60 balls to spare which remains to be the largest margin of win for them (by balls left).
Teams winning IPL match inside 10 overs:
MI vs KKR in Mumbai, 2008
KTK vs RR in Indore, 2011
PBKS vs DC in Mohali, 2017
RCB vs PBKS in Indore, 2018
KKR vs RCB in Abu Dhabi, 2021
6 - RCB became 2nd team after MI to lose 6 consecutive IPL matches in UAE. MI lost 5 consecutive games in UAE during 2014 and lost the season opener against CSK in IPL 2020 while RCB lost their last 5 games in IPL 2020 and their 6th consecutive match to KKR in 2021.
2 - Varun Chakravarthy won MoM award for 2nd time in IPL for his impressive spell off 3/13 (4) and both times he gave his best performance in Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. Overall he has picked 12 out of 28 IPL wickets at Abu Dhabi only.
10 - AB de Villiers has been dismissed for duck in IPL for 10th time.
Most ducks in IPL for an Overseas top-order batsman:
Glenn Maxwell - 11
AB de Villiers - 10
Jacques Kallis - 9
200 - Along with Kohli's 200th IPL game, KKR also played their 200th match in IPL. They became 4th team after CSK, RCB & DC to play 200 matches in IPL.
114 - Dinesh Karthik has taken 114 catches as wicket-keeper which is joint-most with MS Dhoni in the IPL.