Royal Challengers Bangalore completed a double against the Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2020 as they clinched a 6-wicket win while chasing a target of 178. Robin Uthappa’s quick-fire 41 at the top and Steve Smith’s 36-ball 57 powered the Royals to 177/6 despite a 4-wicket haul from Chris Morris. The RCB team began their chase well but they failed to score at required rate despite having wickets in hand. AB de Villiers, who walked in the 14th over, smashed six maximums on his way to an unbeaten 22-ball 55 as RCB completed the chase with two balls to spare.
Here are all the statistical highlights from RCB’s thrilling 6-wicket win during RR vs RCB:
RCB’s biggest chase against RR:
3 – The 2020 edition is only the 2nd IPL season where the Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Rajasthan Royals twice in the league phase. RCB got the better of RR twice during the league phase of 2010 edition. RCB won two games over RR in 2015 IPL; one in the league phase and another in the eliminator.
178 – RCB’s successful chase of 178 during RR vs RCB is now their biggest against RR in the IPL. Their previous highest successful IPL chase against RR is 155 which came during their meeting earlier this season.
A record fifty for De Villiers:
8 – AB de Villiers reached a fifty in less than 25 balls on eight instances in the IPL; the joint-most such instances by any player in the league. David Warner also got to a fifty on eight occasions in the IPL taking only 25 balls.
648 – De Villiers now has scored 648 runs in the IPL against the Rajasthan Royals which are most by any player against the Royals. He went past Suresh Raina’s tally of 609 runs against RR in two fewer innings. The unbeaten 55 in RR vs RCB was ABD’s 8th fifty in the IPL against the Rajasthan franchise; two more than any other player.
A record haul by Morris:
3 – Chris Morris now has picked up a 4-wicket haul for three different teams in the IPL – For RR vs KKR in 2015, for DD vs SRH in 2017 and for RCB vs RR in 2020. He is only the 2nd player in IPL history to pick a 4-wicket haul for three different teams. Laxmipathy Balaji picked a 4-fer in the IPL for all three teams he has represented – CSK, KKR and KXIP.
4 – Chris Morris became only the 4th player to dismiss all four overseas players of the opposition in an IPL game. Sohail Tanvir (for RR vs CSK in 2008), Yusuf Abdulla (for KXIP vs RCB in 2009) and Laxmipathy Balaji (KXIP vs CSK in 2014) are the other players with this feat before Morris.
2013 – The last instance of an RCB bowler before Chris Morris to pick a 4-wicket haul in the IPL outside Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium was Jaydev Unadkat in 2013 edition who took 5/25 against Delhi Daredevils in Delhi.
Between these two 4-fers, RCB had as many as ten 4-wicket hauls in the IPL coming at their home ground in Bangalore. In fact, Unadkat and Morris are the only RCB pacers with an IPL 4-fer outside Bangalore.
ABD @ 4000:
4009 – AB de Villiers completed 4000 runs in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore with 5th of the six maximums he struck during RR vs RCB. Only Virat Kohli (4009) scored more runs in the IPL for RCB than De Villiers.
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