Delhi Capitals returned to the top of the points table following a clinical 18-run victory at the Sharjah Stadium against Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday night. The Delhi team posted a record total of 228/4 thanks to fifties from Shreyas Iyer (88* off 38) and Prithvi Shaw (66 of 41) while Rishabh Pant smashed a 17-ball 28 towards the end. Nitish Rana’s 35-ball 38 put KKR in the hunt but regular fall of wickets troubled their chase. Eoin Morgan (44 off 18) and Rahul Tripathi (36 off 16) shared a 78-run stand in only five overs for the 7th wicket but the equation went out of Kolkata’s reach following their dismissals.
Here are all the statistical highlights from yet another high-scoring affair in IPL 2020 at the Sharjah Stadium:
A record total by Delhi:
228/4 – The total of 228/4 by Delhi Capitals in this match is now their 2nd biggest total in the history of IPL. Their highest is 231/4 during the 2011 edition against Kings XI Punjab in Delhi.
228/4 – Delhi Capitals’ total of 228/4 is now the highest in the Indian Premier League during the match played outside India surpassing the total of 226/6 posted by Rajasthan Royals last week against Kings XI Punjab while chasing 224 to win also in Sharjah.
1 – This total of 228/4 is also the highest ever IPL total struck by any team against the Kolkata Knight Riders. The previous highest they conceded in this league was 219/4 in 2018 also to the Delhi franchise.
A big score in defeat for KKR:
210/8 – Kolkata Knight Riders’ total of 210/8 in this game is now the highest they ever managed in an IPL chase. Their previous highest IPL total during a chase was 206/5 during their successful chase of a 206-run target over RCB in the last season. This is also KKR’s 5th highest total in the IPL and their first 200+ IPL total outside India.
1 – Delhi Capitals have conceded a 200+ total in the IPL for the first time during a game played outside India. The total of 210/8 by KKR is also the highest they conceded while defending a total in the IPL. The previous highest IPL total any team posted against Delhi franchise while chasing was 202/6 by Kings XI Punjab during the 2011 edition in pursuit of the 232-run target.
Mishra @ 100:
100 – The wicket of Shubman Gill was Amit Mishra’s 100th wicket in the IPL while representing Delhi Daredevils/Capitals. He is now the 7th player to claim 100+ IPL wickets for a single franchise but the first to do so for the Delhi team.
Morgan @ 300:
304 – The first of the five sixes hit by Eoin Morgan in this match was his Twenty20 career’s 300th six. Morgan is the first England player to smash 300 sixes in the Twenty20 format.
End of Rabada’s streak:
10 – Kagiso Rabada picked up just one wicket in the game on Saturday which concludes his record 10-match streak in the IPL of picking up at least two wickets. Rabada picked up as many as 25 wickets in those ten IPL games.
2 – This was the 2nd time Kagiso Rabada conceded 50+ runs in an IPL match. The other instance was in 2017 against Sunrisers where he was taken for 59 runs. Rabada is now the 3rd player after Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami to concede 50+ runs twice in an IPL match.
Tripathi shines in his first game:
36 – The 36 runs scored by Rahul Tripathi in this match are the 2nd most runs scored by any player in an IPL inning for the Kolkata Knight Riders while batting at No.8 and lower position. Ajit Agarkar, also against Delhi franchise, scored 39 runs during the 2009 season also while batting at No.8. Pat Cummins’ 33 against MI earlier this season is now the 3rd highest for KKR while batting at No.8 and lower in the IPL.
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