Stats Analysis

Stats - The Rahul-Agarwal century partnership jinx, and Tyagi's excellent final over

All the stats and records from the thrilling contest between Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings

4 - Runs defended by Kartik Tyagi in the final over, the joint-lowest by any player in the 20th over of an IPL game. Munaf Patel also defended four runs against Mumbai Indians in 2009, also for Rajasthan Royals.
8 - Target runs for Punjab Kings at the start of the 19th over, the least any team has failed to chase in the last two overs of an IPL game. The least runs a team failed to score previously was 13 by Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in 2012.
99.70% - Kings' win probability as per the ESPNcricinfo Forecaster at 18.5 overs, the highest at any point of the chase. However, they scored only two runs in the last seven balls while needing five runs to win. The win probability of the chasing team never dropped under 99% between 17.1 and 19.3 overs.
1 - The one run conceded by Kartik Tyagi in the final over is the joint second-fewest by a bowler in the 20th over of an IPL chase (while bowling all six balls). Irfan Pathan bowled a maiden over against Mumbai Indians in 2008, while Jaydev Unadkat replicated the feat against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2017, including a hat-trick.
4 - Number of century partnerships between Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul for the first wicket in the IPL, all four for Punjab Kings (earlier Kings XI Punjab) and each of them resulting in a defeat. The number of century stands by the pair in defeats is the joint-most for an IPL pair. The former Royal Challengers Bangalore pair of Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli also had four century partnerships in losses. These two pairs also jointly hold the record for most century stands in defeats in all T20s.
120 - Partnership runs between Rahul and Agarwal for the first wicket. It is the second-highest opening stand in a defeat in an IPL chase. The highest is 121 between Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014, also against Royals.
3 - Arshdeep Singh's five-wicket haul is only the third for Punjab Kings in the IPL. The first was by Dimitri Mascarenhas, who took 5 for 25, against Pune Warriors in 2012, while Ankit Rajpoot bettered it with figures of 5 for 14 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018. Arshdeep's five-for is also the second in the IPL against Royals, after Anil Kumble's 5 for 5 in 2009, playing for Royal Challengers.
11 - Instances of a team winning after being bowled out in an IPL game. This victory by Royals was their second such win, having won by two runs against Deccan Chargers in 2010 despite having been bowled out for 159. The 185-run total by Royals was the third-highest all-out total in the IPL and the highest by a team batting first.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo