Kohli-du Plessis partnership, Klaasen’s attack against spin, and other key numbers from the SRH-RCB game
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1 During the SRH-RCB game in Hyderabad, Heinrich Klaasen and Virat Kohli became the first opposing pair to score centuries in an IPL match. There have been two previous instances of two centurions in the same IPL innings – Kohli and AB de Villiers against Gujarat Lions in 2016 in Bengaluru, and David Warner and Jonny Bairstow against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019 in Hyderabad.
6 Number of hundreds for Kohli in the IPL. He now has the joint-most centuries in the league’s history, along with Chris Gayle. It was Kohli’s seventh century in all T20s, the most by an Indian in the format, surpassing six by KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma.
872 Partnership runs between Kohli and Faf du Plessis this IPL, the most by an opening pair in an edition of the IPL. Overall, their tally is behind only Kohli and de Villiers’ 939 in IPL 2016.
187 Target chased down by RCB, their third-highest successful chase in the IPL. They won chasing 204 against Kings XI Punjab in 2010 and 192 against Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016, both in Bengaluru.
0.094 RCB’s win-loss record while chasing a target of 185-plus runs in the IPL, by far the worst among the current ten teams. They have lost 32 out of 36 games when chasing 185-plus.
32 Kohli’s average in the IPL while chasing 185-plus targets in 35 innings, with seven fifty-plus scores, including two hundreds. In T20Is for India, Kohli has five fifty-plus scores while averaging 54.1 in 11 such chases.
5 Number of individual centuries for SRH in the IPL. All five have been scored by their overseas players.
70 Runs scored by Klaasen against spinners during his century. These are the fifth-most runs scored by a batter in an IPL innings against spin. Klaasen faced 29 balls of spin, and hit five of them for fours and another five for sixes.
Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo