RCB defeated PBKS in Sharjah to ensure they become 3rd team to qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs after CSK and DC. RCB batting line-up was struggling to deal with Moises Henriques' medium pace bowling and he ended up with bowling figures of 3/12 (4 overs). Henriques picked key wickets of Virat Kohli, Dan Christian and Devdutt Padikkal. Despite top-3 players getting out, Glenn Maxwell ensured RCB posted a good total and make it challenging for PBKS.
PBKS, in the chase started very well with 91-run opening partnership from KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal pair. However, post that, PBKS middle order batting failed and thus, they didn't cross the winning line unfortunately. Initially, in the game 3rd umpire's caught behind decision of Devdutt Padikkal ended up being a controversial one as ultra-edge showed a minute spike but umpire turned it down as not out.
Numbers and Stats from RCB vs PBKS game:
5 - Glenn Maxwell has joint-most (5) fifty plus scores in IPL 2021 along with KL Rahul.
83.50 - KL Rahul averages 83.50 with the bat against RCB in IPL, which is highest (Min 10 inns) against any opposition in the Indian Premier League.
Highest batting average vs opposition in IPL (Min 10 inns):
KL Rahul - 83.50 vs RCB
KL Rahul - 66.10 vs MI
A.Rahane - 65.33 vs DC
JP Duminy - 61.50 vs KKR
K.Williamson - 61.12 vs DC
7 - For the 7th time in IPL history, RCB have qualified to semi-finals (or) playoffs.
Teams to enter Playoffs (or) Semi's most times in IPL history:
CSK - 11
MI - 9
RCB - 7
Note:- MI still in contention for IPL 2021 playoff spot. MI from 2008-2020 have qualified to the IPL playoffs/semi-finals 9 times.
8 - Since IPL 2019, Mayank Agarwal's 8 out of 9 fifty-plus scores in IPL have ended up in losing cause only.
Mayank Agarwal's fifty-plus scores in losing cause since IPL 2019:
58(34) vs KKR, 2019
89(60) vs DC, 2020
106(50) vs RR, 2020
56(39) vs KKR, 2020
69(36) vs DC, 2021
99*(58) vs DC, 2021
67(43) vs RR, 2021
57(42) vs RCB, 2021
Only fifty-plus score of Mayank Agarwal which ended in winning cause was his knock of 55(43) vs SRH in 2019.
528 - KL Rahul has smashed most runs (528) in IPL 2021 and also he has smashed most sixes (22) in IPL 2021.
3/12 - Moises Henriques recorded his best bowling figures in IPL. His previous best bowling figure 3/16 came against PBKS while playing for SRH in 2015.