It was a double header Saturday in IPL 2020 with both the matches being last over chases of similar targets, and expected team winning both. This further widened the gap between the top-3 and rest of the teams. It was a quick fifty by AB de Villiers to light up the earlier chase, followed by maiden hundred by Shikhar Dhawan after a long wait to set up the latter chase. While de Villiers had just one four in his knock with 6 sixes, Dhawan had just one six with 14 fours. Slower fifties from Steven Smith and Faf du Plessis weren’t helpful for their respective teams. Let’s have a look at few numbers from the IPL 2020 double headers on Saturday.
Stats from RR vs RCB in IPL 2020
7 – Total fifties for Steve Smith in IPL in losing cause, while only 5 of them came in winning cause.
4/26 – Chris Morris’ figures in the match, which is the first four-wicket haul by an RCB pacer in four years. The last bowler with a four-wicket haul for RCB was Shane Watson in 2016, with figures of 4/29 against Gujarat Lions.
41 – Robin Uthappa’s score which is his highest in 17 innings in IPL, while he isn’t in the best of form. The last time he had a better score was 67* against KXIP in 2019, which was also his most recent fifty.
6 – This was the sixth consecutive innings where Virat Kohli scored 30+ runs in IPL 2020, which is now his highest such streak in IPL. He had 5 consecutive thirty-plus innings at the start of 2016 season.
7 – It is the seventh time AB de Villiers scored an IPL fifty reached in 23 balls or less, which is now the highest among any player. Then comes Kieron Pollard 6 times and Virender Sehwag 5 times.
40 – This knock in IPL 2020 is the 40th IPL fifty-plus score for de Villiers, making him the second player to achieve this milestone, after David Warner. In the night match, Shikhar Dhawan became the third player to reach 40 IPL scores above fifty.
6 – Total times Devdutt Padikkal crossed thirty runs this IPL season, while RCB won each of those matches. In the matches RCB lost, his scores were 1, 4 and 18.
3 – AB de Villiers becomes the first player to win 3 MOTM awards in IPL 2020. The other seasons where ABD won 3 man-of-the-match awards were 2012, 2016 and 2018.
Stats from DC vs CSK in IPL 2020
1 – This is the first time Delhi Capitals beat Chennai Super Kings twice in an IPL season. The wins were at Dubai by 44 runs and at Sharjah by 5 wickets.
2 – Ducks for Prithvi Shaw in consecutive innings. He was out to Jofra Archer and Deepak Chahar in respective matches, both of them dismissing him for the second time this season.
5 – The fifth time Prithvi Shaw is dismissed off Deepak Chahar’s bowling in IPL. No other bowler dismissed him more than twice.
6 – Total losses for Chennai Super Kings in their first nine matches, which is their highest of any season. Their second worst start was in 2010, where they lost 5 in first 9.
167 – Total innings batted by Shikhar Dhawan before his maiden IPL century, which is now the highest by any player. Only two others had their maiden IPL hundred after more than 100 innings (120 by Virat Kohli and 119 by Ambati Rayudu).
7 – Total Man-of-the-Match awards for Shikhar Dhawan in IPL, with each of them being against different teams. The only active team against which Dhawan does not have a man-of-the-match is Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team which he was a part from 2013-18.
59 – Total runs scored by Axar Patel off Ravindra Jadeja’s bowling in IPL in just 33 balls without being dismissed. 20 of those runs came this season, off just 4 balls.
2014 – Before Delhi Capitals this season, the last team to defeat CSK by both runs and wicket margins in group stage matches of an IPL season was Kings XI Punjab in 2014. Before them, previous team is KXIP in 2012.
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