KKR defeated RCB by 81 runs with the help of sensational innings from Shardul Thakur. Talking about this match, RCB winning the toss invited KKR to bat first. At one stage, KKR were struggling at 89/5 after 11.3 overs but brilliant 103-run partnership between Rinku Singh and Shardul Thakur helped them to post a huge total off 204/7 on board.
Shardul Thakur's quick-fire knock off 68 from 29 balls changed the complexion of game in favour of KKR and also their spinners Varun Chakravarthy, Suyash Sharma and Sunil Narine did a brilliant job with the ball by picking 9 wickets among them to destroy the RCB batting line-up and bundle them out for a below par total of 123 runs.
Numbers and stats from KKR vs RCB game:
1 - KKR registered their first IPL win under Nitish Rana's captaincy.
KKR captains to register their first IPL win against RCB:
Sourav Ganguly in 2008
Dinesh Karthik in 2018
Nitish Rana in 2023
1 - Both Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shardul Thakur recorded their maiden fifty in IPL. Shardul Thakur recorded joint-fastest fifty of IPL 2023 from just 20 balls.
4/15 - Varun Chakravarthy recorded bowling figures of 4/15 in this game.
Varun Chakravarthy's best bowling figures in IPL:
5/20 vs DC in Abu Dhabi, 2020
4/15 vs RCB in Kolkata, 2023
3/13 vs RCB in Abu Dhabi, 2021
9 - For first time in an IPL game, 9 wickets in an innings has been taken by the spin bowlers.
Varun Chakravarthy - 4/15
Suyash Sharma - 3/30
Sunil Narine - 2/16
15 - Mandeep Singh has registered 15 ducks in IPL, which is most so far in the tournament's history.
Most ducks by a batsman in IPL:
Mandeep Singh - 15
Rohit Sharma - 14
Dinesh Karthik - 14
68 - Shardul Thakur smashed 68 runs off 29 balls while batting at number 7 position.
Highest score by a batsman in IPL while batting at number 7 (or) lower position:
Andre Russell - 88* vs CSK in Chennai, 2019
Dwayne Bravo - 68 vs MI in Mumbai-WS, 2018
Shardul Thakur - 68 vs RCB in Kolkata, 2023
81 - KKR has defeated RCB by 81 runs.
Biggest margin of win (by runs) for KKR in IPL:
by 140 runs vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2008
by 86 runs vs RR in Sharjah, 2021
by 82 runs vs RCB in Kolkata, 2017
by 81 runs vs RCB in Kolkata, 2023
by 71 runs vs DC in Kolkata, 2018
103 - Rinku Singh and Shardul Thakur had a 103-run partnership between them for 6th wicket.
Highest 6th (or) lower wicket Partnership in IPL:
Ambati Rayudu-Kieron Pollard: 122* vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2012
David Hussey-Wriddhiman Saha: 104 vs PBKS in Mohali, 2008
Rinku Singh-Shardul Thakur: 103 vs RCB in Kolkata, 2023