Credit: Twitter

Credit: Twitter

KKR defeated RCB by 21 runs in match number 36 of IPL 2023 with the help of brilliant bowling efforts from Varun Chakarvarthy, Suyash Sharma, and Andre Russell. KKR posted 200/5 in the first innings with the help of Jason Roy's stunning fifty and skipper Nitish Rana's 48 from 21 balls with the bat. Rinku Singh and David Wiese's cameo helped to accelerate the total of KKR at the end. RCB ended up falling short of target despite a fifty from Captain King Kohli and an aggressive knock from Mahipal Lomror in the middle overs. 

Numbers and Stats from RCB vs KKR game:

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Nitish Rana became the second batsman to complete the milestone of 100 sixes (101) for KKR in the IPL.

Most Sixes for KKR in the IPL:
Andre Russell - 180
Nitish Rana - 101
Yusuf Pathan / Robin Uthappa - 85

3 - Varun Chakravarthy won the Man of the Match award for the third time in the IPL.

Instances of Varun Chakravarthy winning the MoM award in the IPL:
5/20 vs DC in Abu Dhabi, 2020
3/13 vs RCB in Abu Dhabi, 2021
3/27 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023

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KKR have won the last five out of five games against RCB at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.

Last five IPL games between RCB-KKR at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru:
2016 - KKR win by 5 wickets
2017 - KKR win by 6 wickets
2018 - KKR win by 6 wickets 
2019 - KKR win by 5 wickets
2023 - KKR win by 21 runs

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For the fifth time, KKR have posted 200 (or) more against RCB in an IPL game.

Highest total for KKR vs RCB in the IPL:
222/3 in Bengaluru, 2008
206/5 in Bengaluru, 2019
204/7 in Kolkata, 2023
203/5 in Kolkata, 2019
200/5 in Bengaluru, 2023

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KKR have used six different opening pairs in the first eight games of IPL 2023.

KKR opening pairs in the IPL:
Mandeep Singh-Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Venkatesh Iyer-Rahmanullah Gurbaz
N Jagadeesan-Rahmanullah Gurbaz
Jason Roy-Litton Das
N Jagadesan-Sunil Narine
N Jagadeesan-Jason Roy

N Jagdeesan-Jason Roy pair managed to record the highest opening partnership of KKR in IPL 2023.

18 - KKR have won 18 matches against RCB in the IPL.

Most wins vs RCB in the IPL:
CSK - 20 (31 matches - 1 NR)
KKR - 18 (32 matches)
PBKS / MI - 17 (31 matches)

3000 - Virat Kohli became the first batsman to complete 3000 T20 runs (3015) in a single venue.

Most T20 runs by a batsman in a single venue:
Virat Kohli - 3015 at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Mushfiqur Rahim - 2989 at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
Mahumudullah - 2813 at Sher-e Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka