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Stats - Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul smash records with unbroken opening stand

de Kock's 140* is the third-highest individual score in IPL history

1 Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul became the first pair to bat through 20 overs in an IPL innings. They are only the fourth pair to bat through 20 overs in a men's T20 innings.
210* Partnership between de Kock and Rahul, the highest opening stand in the IPL. The previous highest was 185 between David Warner and Jonny Bairstow for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.
2 Number of partnerships in the IPL higher than the 210* between de Kock and Rahul. Both were by the Royal Challengers pair of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for the second wicket - 229 against Gujarat Lions in 2016 and 215* against Mumbai Indians in 2015.
10 Individual hundreds conceded by Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL, including de Kock's 140*, the most centuries conceded by a team in the IPL, surpassing Mumbai Indians' 9.
140* de Kock's 140* is now the third-highest individual score in the IPL, behind only Chris Gayle's 175* for Royal Challengers against Pune Warriors in 2013 and Brendon McCullum's 158* for Knight Riders against Royal Challengers in 2008.
1 de Kock's unbeaten 140 is also the joint-highest individual score by a South African in men's T20s. He equalled Pieter Malan's 140* for Western Province against Easterns in 2014.
71 Runs by de Kock in the last five overs of Lucknow Super Giants' innings (16-20), the most by a batter in an IPL innings in this phase. de Kock hit six fours and six sixes in the last five overs of the Super Giants innings while striking at 322.72. The previous-most runs scored in the last five overs was 68 by Knight Riders' Andre Russell against Chennai Super Kings in 2018.
10 Sixes hit by de Kock, the most by any batter in an innings this season. He is also the first batter to hit ten or more sixes in an IPL innings since Kieron Pollard for Mumbai against Kings XI Punjab in 2019.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo