Rajasthan Royals have kept their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs alive after a 30 runs win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. On the other hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are eliminated from the tournament.
After winning the toss and opting to bat first, Rajasthan Royals posted a total of 162/5 in 20 overs with the help of opener Rahul Tripathi's unbeaten 80 runs knock. In the chase Royal Challengers Bangalore were looking good at one stage when they were 75/1 in the 9th over but Shreyas Gopal's 4/16 triggered the collapse and bundled out RCB for just 134 runs. AB de Villiers scored 53 runs off 35 balls for the Royal Challengers.
All the stats and facts from the fifty third match of IPL 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Jaipur :
3 - Three Stumpings affected by Heinrich Klassen in this game - the joint most by a wicket keeper in an IPL game. MS Dhoni against KKR in IPL 2010 and 2011 and Robin Uthappa against RPSG too had affected three stumpings each in the IPL.
3 - For the first time AB de Villiers scored three consecutive fifties in the IPL. He scored 72* against DD, 69 against SRH and 53 against RR.
4/16 - Career best bowling figures for Shreyas Gopal in T20 cricket.
8 - Number of times Virat Kohli were dismissed by spinners in IPL 2018. From IPL 2015 to 2017 he was dismissed only twice by the spinners.
20 - Number of wickets taken by Umesh Yadav - the second most by any bowler in IPL 2018.
21.26 - Virat Kohli's batting average against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL - the lowest for him against a team in the IPL. He has scored 319 runs at an average of 21.26 and at a strike rate of 102.24 in 17 innings with 2 fifties.
31 - Number of fifty plus scores made by AB de Villiers - the second most by an overseas player in the IPL.
Most 50+ scores by an overseas player in IPL -
David Warner - 39
AB de Villiers - 31
Chris Gayle - 30
Shaun Marsh - 21
151 - Ben Laughlin completed 150 wickets in T20 cricket, he has taken 151 wickets at an average of 21.43 in 120 matches.