IPL 2018
IPL 2018: Match 15 (RR vs KKR) – Stats Review
By Sandy - Apr 19, 2018 10:37 am
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In the 15th game of IPL 2018, the visiting team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed the hosts Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 7 wickets (with 7 balls to spare) at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur) on Wednesday night.

Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana (KKR)

KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. They restricted the hosts Rajasthan for 160/8 at the end of 20 overs. In reply, KKR successfully chased down the target in 18.5 overs after losing three wickets only.

Brief Scores: RR – 160/8 in 20 overs (D’Arcy Short 44, Ajinkya Rahane 36, Nitish Rana 2/11)

KKR – 163/3 in 18.5 overs (Robin Uthappa 48, Dinesh Karthik 42*, Krishnappa Gowtham 2/23)

Result – KKR won by 7 wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

i) RR skipper Ajinkya Rahane scored 36 runs in this match.

  • Highest IPL knock by an RR captain against KKR. The previous record was 33 by Shane Watson at Abu Dhabi on April 29, 2014.
AJinkya Rahane


ii) KKR leg-spinner Piyush Chawla had the bowling figure of 4-0-18-1 with 4.50 economy rate.

  • The second best economy rate for a KKR spinner (minimum bowled 24 balls in an innings) against RR in IPL history. The record holder is Shakib Al Hasan with 4.25 economy rate (4-0-17-3) at Kolkata on April 13, 2012.


iii) KKR off-spinner Sunil Narine had the bowling figure of 4-0-48-0 with 12.00 economy rate.

  • Most runs conceded in an innings by Sunil Narine in IPL career. The previous record was conceding 46 runs (4-0-46-1) against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 2014 final at Bengaluru (June 1, 2014).
  • Most runs conceded in an innings by a KKR bowler against RR in IPL career. The previous record holder was Ajit Agarkar with 4-0-46-1 bowling figure at Jaipur on May 1, 2008.
Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders


iv) KKR batsmen Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa put a brilliant 69-run partnership for the second wicket.

  • KKR’s second highest IPL partnership for the second wicket against RR. The record is 152* partnership between Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis at Jaipur on April 15, 2011.


v) KKR successfully chased the 161-run target (163/3 in 18.5 overs).

  • Highest IPL chase for KKR against RR. The previous record was chasing 160 runs (160/1 in 18.3 overs) at Jaipur on April 15, 2011.
Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana (KKR) secured the comfortable 7-wicket victory


vi) It was the 50th IPL victory for KKR.

  • First IPL team to secure 50 IPL victories.


vii) RR lost by 7 wickets.

  • RR’s first IPL defeat at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur) after their nine consecutive victories at the venue.