Gujarat Lions v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2016, Qualifier 1, Bangalore May 24, 2016

Kohli's first duck after 51 T20 innings

Stats highlights from the first qualifier between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Gujarat Lions

Dhawal Kulkarni took four wickets in the Powerplay, which is the joint-second most by a bowler in an IPL innings © BCCI

91* Runs added by AB de Villiers and Iqbal Abdulla, which is the second highest for the seventh wicket in the history of IPL. Harbhajan Singh and J Suchith had added 100 runs against Kings XI Punjab in the 2015 IPL.

1 Number of higher scores for de Villiers while chasing in IPL than the unbeaten 79 in this match. He had scored an unbeaten 89 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2014.

130 Runs contributed by the sixth and seventh wicket partnerships for RCB in this match, which is the most in an IPL innings. De Villiers first added 39 runs with Stuart Binny for the sixth wicket and then put on an unbroken 91 for the seventh with Abdulla.

208 Runs scored by de Villiers in two successive innings against Gujarat Lions, without getting dismissed. He had scored an unbeaten 129 off 52 balls against them at this same venue on May 14.

51 Innings played by Virat Kohli between his last T20 duck and this match. His last duck was against Kings XI Punjab in the 2014 IPL. He had scored centuries in both the league matches against Lions. He scored 2378 runs between the two ducks, including 919 runs in this IPL in 14 innings. He had two more sequences of more than 50 innings without a duck in T20s. His six ducks are the least among 21 batsmen who have batted 200 or more innings in T20s.

4 Number of wickets taken by Dhawal Kulkarni in the Powerplay, which is the joint-second most by a bowler in an IPL innings. Ishant Sharma took five wickets against Kochi Tuskers Kerala in 2011 IPL. Two others have taken four wickets in Powerplays: Shoaib Akhtar against Delhi Daredevils in 2008 IPL and Ajit Chandila, including a hat-trick, against Pune Warriors India in 2012 IPL. Kulkarni has taken 14 wickets in the Powerplays in this IPL, which is the most by any bowler.

8 Number of wickets that fell in the Powerplays in this match - 3 in Lions' innings and 5 in RCB's - which is the second-most in an IPL match. The most wickets in Powerplays is 9 in the Deccan Chargers (3 wickets) against Kochi Tuskers Kerala (6 wickets) match in Kochi in 2012 when Ishant picked up five.

1 Number of fewer Powerplay scores against RCB than Lions' 23 in this match. Rajasthan Royals had scored just 14 runs in Cape Town in the 2009 IPL. There are two other instances of teams scoring 23 runs in the Powerplays against RCB.

85 Runs added by Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik, which is the highest for the fourth wicket for a team losing three wickets for less than 10 runs. The previous highest of 72 also involved Smith, with Rohit Sharma, for Chargers against Chennai Super Kings in the 2009 IPL, after they had lost three wickets for only one run.

93.67 Strike rate of the ten Gujarat Lions players - apart from Dwayne Smith - who had 74 runs in 79 balls. Smith made 73 runs off just 41 balls at a strike rate of 178.04. He hit five fours and six sixes compared to five fours and two sixes by the other ten players. The top four managed only 32 runs in 49 balls at a strike rate of 65.30.

0 Previous instances of RCB taking first three wickets for less than ten runs. They reduced Lions to 9 for 3 by the fourth over.

1 Number of better bowling figures for Shane Watson in T20s than his 4 for 29 in this match. This is only his second four-wicket haul in T20s and his first in IPL. His best figures of 4 for 15 came in a T20I against England at Adelaide Oval in 2010-11. His previous best figures in IPL - 3 for 10 - came against Daredevils in 2008.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • cite121534548 on May 25, 2016, 11:17 GMT

    Kohli is a good batsman but he needs to learn good attitude n manners so that to be a good person too

  • jayant1042341 on May 25, 2016, 10:45 GMT

    What a match Lions targeted Gayle and Kohli, after taking their wickets due to pressure situation wickets of Rahul and Sachin threw away wickets. ABD is a cool customer and hence he took RCB to a win. Thanks for the stats which i love to see on Cricinfo. Great work.

  • Andrew on May 25, 2016, 8:04 GMT

    It seemed like the match was a match between 4 batsmen and the bowlers ... Dwayne Smith and Dinesh Karthik for the Lions and AB de Villiers and Iqbal Abdulla for RCB ... AB de Villiers of course won ... So did RCB ...

  • Allrounder on May 24, 2016, 20:08 GMT

    Thank you very much for the stats. It's a joy to read them and I always look out for the stats and you people never disappoint me. Great work. Kudos to you.

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