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Stats Analysis

Stats: Shardul Thakur's dream day, Suyash Sharma's memorable debut, and more

From 89 for 5, Thakur and Rinku Singh added 103, the third-highest stand for sixth or lower wicket in IPL

204 for 7 Kolkata Knight Riders' total against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the highest IPL total for a team after they lost their first five wickets inside the score of 100. The previous highest was also by Knight Riders, who made 202 from 31 for 5 against Chennai Super Kings in 2021.
103 Partnership runs between Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh, the third-highest stand for the sixth or a lower wicket in the IPL. Kieron Pollard and Ambati Rayudu had an unbeaten 122-run stand - also against Royal Challengers in 2012 - while David Hussey and Wriddhiman Saha added 104 against Kings XI Punjab in 2008.
9 Wickets for Knight Riders' spinners in the match. These are the most wickets for a team's spinners in an IPL innings. The previous most was eight wickets by Super Kings' spinners on three instances.
68 Thakur's score while coming to bat at five down. It is the joint second-highest individual score while batting at No. 7 or lower in the IPL. Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 88 against Super Kings batting at No. 7 in 2018, while Dwayne Bravo struck 68 at No. 8 against Mumbai Indians in the same season.
13.53 Knight Riders' run rate after losing their fifth wicket at the score of 89 as they added 115 runs from the last 8.3 overs. Only once a team scored at a higher run rate after losing their fifth wicket inside 100 runs on the board in the IPL (where they batted for at least five overs). Mumbai had a run rate of 13.83 after they lost their fifth wicket at 46 against the erstwhile Kings XI Punjab in 2015.
3 for 30 Suyash Sharma's bowling figures are the second best for a spinner on IPL debut, behind Mayank Markande's 3 for 23 against Super Kings in 2018. Suyash's 3 for 30 are also the sixth-best bowling figures for an Indian on IPL debut.
23 Instances of Royal Challengers conceding 200-plus totals in all T20s, the joint-most by any team alongside Somerset. Royal Challengers have conceded 200-plus on 21 occasions in the IPL, the second most after Punjab Kings (22).

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo