Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated table - topper Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs in a high scoring match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore on Thursday night and kept themselves alive in the race to playoffs. With sixth win of IPL 2018 campaign RCB jumped to fifth place in the points table.
Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 218/6 in 20 overs with the help of AB de Villiers's 69 and Moeen Ali's 65 runs knocks after being asked to bat first. In the chase, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost openers Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales within 8 overs but Kane Williamson (81) and Manish Pandey (62*)'s 135 runs stand for third wicket kept their team in the hunt. SRH needed 35 runs in last 2 overs but they fell short of target by 15 runs in the end.
All the stats and facts from the fifty first match of IPL 2018 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad in Bangalore :
8 - Kane Williamson has scored 8 fifties in this season - the most by a player in the IPL 2018.
28 - Number of innings Kane Williamson took to score 1000 IPL runs - the fifth fastest to reach 1000 runs in the IPL.
Fastest to reach 1000 runs in IPL -
Shaun Marsh - 21 innings
Lendl Simmons - 23 innings
Matthew Hayden - 25 innings
Chris Gayle - 27 innings
KANE WILLIAMSON - 28 innings
61.20 - AB de Villiers's batting average against SRH at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in the IPL. He has scored 306 runs at an average of 61.20 in 6 innings with 3 fifties against SRH at this venue.
70 - Basil Thampi conceded 70 runs in his fours spell - the most runs conceded by a bowler in an innings in the IPL history.
Most runs conceded by a bowler in an innings in IPL -
Basil Thampi - 70 vs RCB at Bangalore, 2018
Ishant Sharma - 66 vs CSK at Hyderabad, 2013
Umesh Yadav - 65 vs RCB at Delhi, 2013
Sandeep Sharma - 65 vs SRH at Hyderabad, 2014
250 - This was the 250th match of AB de Villiers's T20 career. He has scored 6596 runs at an average of 35.27 and at a strike rate of 147.89 in 250 T20 matches with 3 hundreds and 44 fifties.
741 - Number of sixes hit in IPL 2018 - the most in a single season of IPL 2018. The previous most were 732 sixes in IPL 2012.
1036 - Kane Williamson (1036 runs) became the third New Zealand player to score 1000 IPL runs after Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor.