In a format where batting resources are often underutilised, more bowlers might try to increase their worth to teams by developing their hitting skills
What makes Kohli, Warner and AB special
Pawan Negi, after playing only eight of the 14 matches and bowling only nine overs for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2016, felt he was underused
No. of players who have scored 2 centuries in IPL as captain. Virat Kohli is the first to do so and does it in the same season.
No. of inns played by Kohli to complete 500 runs in this IPL - quickest by a batsman in a season. Gayle had reached there in 9 innings in 2011 season.
No. of players who scored 30+ and took 3+ wickets in a match in this IPL. Watson in this match became the third to do so. Perera and Brathwaite are the others.
Totals runs scored by AB de Villiers in last 2 innings, including today - 4 and 1. He had scored at least 20 in each of his first 6 innings in this IPL (3 50s).
No. of fifty opening stands by Royal Challengers in this IPL before this match. They had averaged just 17.57 runs for the first wicket before this match.
Runs scored by Royal Challengers in the first three overs of Powerplay. In the next three overs they made 36 runs.
Number of fity-plus scores for Rahane in this IPL. He is only the third batsman from India - after Gambhir and Kohli - to make six such scores in an IPL season.
No. of overs off which RCB didn't conceded a boundary in the first ten. Watson's last ball of the 10th over went for a four. Had conceded only three off first five balls.
No. of times Saurabh Tiwary's catches were put down in the sixth over - by Stuart Binny and Sachin Baby. Tiwary was on 19.
No. of players from England who have played in the IPL before Chris Jordan. He will be the 14th England player to play at least one IPL match.