Match Day

1103dThe Report by Sirish Raghavan

De Villiers, Kohli tons in record IPL win

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli made near-perfect centuries to power Royal Challengers Bangalore to 248 and set up a 144-run victory - a record margin in the IPL -over the shell-shocked Gujarat Li

1102dESPNcricinfo staff

'I believe more in my ability now' - Kohli

Virat Kohli said that better belief in his ability to clear the boundary and pick gaps has been at the forefront of his consistency in Twenty20 cricket

1103dESPNcricinfo staff

De Villiers, Kohli flatten Gujarat

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli plundered a hapless Gujarat bowling attack to help Bangalore achieve a record 144-run win at the Chinnaswamy stadium


1104dThe Preview by Alagappan Muthu

Raina set to miss first IPL match in nine years

Gujarat Lions captain Suresh Raina is in the Netherlands, awaiting the birth of his first child, and is unlikely to take part in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday

Huge win


Margin of victory for RCB in this match - biggest for a team in IPL. Previous biggest was by 140 runs by KKR vs RCB in Bangalore in the first IPL match in 2008.

Double blast


No. of instances of 2 centuries in a T20 innings, before this. Kevin O'Brien (119) and Hamish Marshall (102) did it for Gloucestershire v Middlesex in 2011.

5th fastest ton


No. of balls taken by AB de Villiers to reach century today, which is the 5th fastest century in IPL. Fastest century is in 30 balls by Gayle vs PWI in 2013.

Solid pair


No. of century partnerships between Kohli & de Villiers in this IPL - most by a pair in a season. Dhawan-Gambhir (2008) and Gayle-Kohli (2012) had 3.

ABD's productive season


No. of 50+ scores for AB de Villiers in this IPL - most by him in an IPL season. He had scored a century and 3 fifties in 2009 IPL.



No. of players who have completed 3000 runs in IPL. AB de Villiers became the latest to join the list. He is the 3rd overseas batsman after Gayle and Warner.

Why not Kohli-rahul?


Average opening stand between Kohli and Rahul in this IPL - 258 runs in 5 inns. Other pairs have averaged just 8.16 - 49 runs in 6 inns.

Gayle fails again


No. of consecutive single-digit scores for Gayle in T20s since his 100* vs Eng in WT20. He never had more than 3 such scores in a row before this.

Raina's first miss


No. of matches Suresh Raina missed in his IPL career, before this match. He played all the 132 matches of CSK and 11 of GL before missing out today.