Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers's 118 runs partnership powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a 5 wicket win over Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi. With this win, Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their little bit hopes of a playoff berth alive and on the other hand, Delhi Daredevils have been eliminated from the race to playoffs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore after winning the toss and opting to field first, restricted Delhi Daredevils to 181/4 and chased down the target in 19 overs. RCB now have four wins from eleven games and are ranked seventh in the points table and DD is at the bottom of the table.
All the stats and facts from the forty-fifth match of IPL 2018 between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi :
2 - Two DD players Sandeep Lamichhane and Junior Dala made their IPL debuts, Sandeep Lamichhane is also the first Nepali player to appear in the IPL.
8 - Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers have put on 8-century stands in the Indian Premier League and this 118 runs stand is also their first-century stand since IPL 2016.
Most 100 or more runs stands by a pair in IPL :-
Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli - 9
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers - 8
David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan - 6
Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa - 5
14 - This was Royal Challengers Bangalore's 14th win over Delhi Daredevils - the most wins for RCB against an opponent in the IPL.
17 - Number of the man of the match awards won by AB de Villiers in the IPL - the second most by a player after Chris Gayle (20).
17y 283d - Sandeep Lamichhane at the age of 17 years and 283 days became the second youngest player to appear in an IPL match after Mujeeb ur Rahman (17 years and 11 days) against KXIP earlier this season.
26 - Virat Kohli scored his fifty in 26 balls - the joint fastest for him in the IPL. He scored 26 balls fifty against Rajasthan Royals in Bangalore earlier this season.
186 - Number of Sixes AB de Villiers has hit in the IPL - the second most sixes by a player in the IPL.
Most sixes in IPL -
Chris Gayle - 291
AB de Villiers - 186
MS Dhoni / Rohit Sharma - 184
Suresh Raina - 182
Virat Kohli - 175
582 - Rishabh Pant has scored 582 runs in IPL 2018 - the most runs by a DD player in an IPL season. He broke Gautam Gambhir's record of 534 runs in IPL 2008.
1002 - Number of dot balls bowled by Amit Mishra in the IPL - the fifth bowler to bowl 1000 dot balls in IPL after Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Lasith Malinga and Praveen Kumar.