IPL 2020, RCB do the double over KKR: Records broken
Royal Challengers Bangalore humbled the Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 39 of the Indian Premier League in Abu Dhabi. With this victory, RCB climbed up the table and are second with 14 points from 10 games. KKR suffered their fifth loss as RCB did the double over them. KKR posted a meagre 84/8 in 20 overs. RCB chased down the target in style.
The RCB bowlers were all over the Knights in Abu Dhabi. They bowled with a lot of gusto and picked up wickets right from the beginning. Mohammed Siraj (3/8) was the pick of the bowlers. He also bowled two maidens. RCB's spin twins claimed three wickets between them. For KKR, Eoin Morgan (30) got some runs. In reply, RCB breezed past the target.
Yuzvendra Chahal (2/15) raced to 15 wickets this season (joint-second highest). Overall, he has claimed 115 wickets in the competition and 14 against KKR. Mohammed Siraj registered his best figures against KKR. The pacer became the first bowler to bowl two maidens in the powerplay overs. Chris Morris, who has played five matches this season, is enjoying an economy rate of just 5.00.
RCB scripted history as they bowled four maidens against KKR. Besides Siraj (two), the likes of Washington Sundar and Chris Morris bowled one maiden each. Prior to this, the most number of maiden overs bowled in an innings was two. Siraj's economy rate of 2.00 in this match is the best recorded in IPL 2020.
AB de Villiers, who claimed two catches in the match, has raced to the mark of 100 in the IPL. He has 85 catches as an outfielder and 15 as keeper. Morgan, who now has 1,132 runs in the IPL surpassed the tally of Matthew Hayden (1,107). The southpaw also went past 250 runs in IPL 2020 (278).
KKR posted their second-lowest ever total in the Indian Premier League. This was also their lowest score against RCB. This was the third time KKR posted below 100 in IPL history.