Rising Pune Supergiant v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL 2017, Pune April 29, 2017

The numbers from a gruesome RCB defeat

They are running away with the most single-digits scores this season and gifted an opposition bowler the record for most dots bowled in an IPL innings in 2017

Royal Challengers Bangalore broke all the wrong records against Rising Pune Supergiant © BCCI

61 Margin of defeat for Royal Challengers Bangalore, the third-largest in a chase of 160 or less. The largest was also recorded by RCB, only last week, when they lost by 82 runs chasing 132.

18.58 RCB's average runs per wicket in 2017, the second-worst for any team in any IPL season, behind only Rajasthan Royals' 18.15 in 2009. Last season RCB averaged 41.98 runs per wicket, the highest for any team in an IPL edition.

3 Lockie Ferguson's 4-1-7-2 is the third-cheapest four-over spell in the IPL. Fidel Edwards and Ashish Nehra had conceded just six runs off their full quota in 2009. In his only other IPL match, Ferguson had gone for 44 runs without taking a wicket.

18 Dots bowled by Ferguson, the most by a bowler in an innings this season. He bested the tally of 17, jointly held by Samuel Badree, Chris Morris and Pawan Negi.

15 Overs that yielded six runs or fewer in the RCB innings. They could only get four runs or less in 11 of those 15 overs.

7 boundaries hit by RCB. Only once have they been kept quieter - in their very first IPL match, when they were bowled out for 82 scoring three fours and three sixes.

4 RCB's 96 for 9 is the fourth-lowest total for a team batting out the 20 overs. The lowest is Kings XI Punjab's 92 for 8 against Chennai Super Kings in 2009. RCB's previous lowest total under this condition was 105 against Rajasthan Royals in 2009.

40 single-digit dismissals for RCB in this IPL, nearly twice as many as their closest rivals Kings XI's (21).

8, 5, 3 AB de Villiers' scores in his last three matches. It is the first time in his IPL career that he has fallen for three successive single-digit scores.

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

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  • cricfan01762366 on April 29, 2017, 21:02 GMT

    Gayle is old, AB is concentrating on 50 overs and he is not fit , injuries playing on his mind. RCB lost completely this season . There is no spark in gayle, watson , Ab and kohli. They need to get a whole new team.

  • cricfan0656544243 on April 29, 2017, 20:29 GMT

    I have enjoyed watching RCB play and their style of play used to be second to none with big names, big scores and big entertainment. But I was always fearful that this style is not sustainable and that has now come true. RCB were second from the bottom in the inaugural IPL and the great Anil Kumble took them to the second spot at the top the next year and the team showed signs of rebuilding and importantly as a multi-dimensional team with everyone having a role. Though I loved when stars arrived and enjoyed every bit of the entertainment they provided us all, there was no plan B! what if they don't fire? sadly RCB is faced with the plan B situation but there is no plan B. They need to rebuild the team over next two years around a core of VK, Rahul, Jadav and Starc.

  • asif.ali.khan on April 29, 2017, 16:50 GMT

    Very sad and shameful for kohli and his ten men

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