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IPL 2021 Records – KL Rahul only Indian batter to register 500 runs in four consecutive seasons

KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal recorded sixth fifty-plus opening partnerships in losing cause in IPL

IPL 2021 Stats & Records:
KL Rahul - Mayank Agarwal one of the best opening pairs in IPL 2021. (BCCI/IPL)

Three teams – Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Delhi Capitals (DC) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have qualified for the playoffs in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the records shattered in the 48th and 49th matches of this year’s edition:

48th IPL Match – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Punjab Kings at Sharjah

1 - KL Rahul is the only Indian batter to score more than 500 runs in four consecutive IPL seasons. Only Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli have amassed more than 500 runs in two consecutive IPL seasons among Indians.

6 - KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have recorded six fifty-plus opening partnerships in losing causes in IPL, the most for any opening pair in IPL.

500 - KL Rahul reached 500 runs against RCB in IPL. He averages most (83.50) among the batters who have scored at least 200 runs against RCB in IPL. The second-most is Jean-Paul Duminy, who averages 60.85 against RCB while scoring 426 runs in IPL.

2 - KL Rahul became the second batter to score 500 runs in this season of IPL. CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad reached the landmark yesterday while scoring his first IPL century against RR.

7 - RCB have qualified for playoffs in this season of IPL with this win over Punjab Kings by six runs. In total, they have qualified for the IPL playoffs seven times in 14 IPL seasons.

5 - RCB all-rounder Glenn Maxwell scored his fifth fifty-plus score in this season of IPL in the match against PBKS. This is the most for him in an IPL season. He broke his earlier record of scoring four fifty-plus scores for PBKS in IPL 2014.

2 - Glenn Maxwell became only the second player to score five half-centuries in this season of IPL, after PBKS skipper KL Rahul, who also smacked five fifties in this season.

2 - Moises Henriques bowled a terrific spell of 3/12 in this game against RCB. He conceded the second-lowest runs after bowling four overs in this season of IPL. Shardul Thakur conceded only 11 runs while taking one wicket for CSK against RCB and Yuzvendra Chahal conceded the same number of runs while bagging three wickets against MI in IPL 2021.

Read More: IPL 2021 Records – Glenn Maxwell third player with 7,000 runs at a Strike Rate above 150

49th IPL Match: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai

10 - 10 losses for Sunrisers Hyderabad is now their highest in an IPL season, overtaking 9 losses in 2019.

4 - Umran Malik became only the fourth player from Jammu & Kashmir to play in IPL. Three of them played for Sunrisers Hyderabad (Parvez Rasool, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik).

1 - Umran Malik bowled the fastest (151.03 kmph) and second-fastest delivery (150.06 kmph) by an Indian in this season of IPL during his spell of 0/27 in this game. Mohammed Siraj was the previous record holder who bowled a delivery at 147.68 kph in this season of IPL.

9 - Umran Malik on debut bowled 9 out of 10 fastest deliveries bowled by Sunrisers Hyderabad's bowlers in IPL 2021.

1 - Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first player to feature in 100 IPL matches for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

1 - Sunil Narine became the first player to bowl 500 overs for an IPL team. Anyone reaching closest to this milestone is Harbhajan Singh who bowled 486.3 overs for MI in IPL.

2 - Priyam Garg's knock of 21 runs off 31 deliveries in this game, is the joint-second slowest innings of more than 30 balls in the IPL since 2015. Both joint second-slowest and slowest knocks are by Ambati Rayudu in this time frame, who registered 21(31) against KKR in 2019 and 28(42) against RCB in 2019 IPL.

8 - Dinesh Karthik became the eighth Indian player to achieve the milestone of 4000 runs in IPL. RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the highest run-scorer (6235) in IPL.

Read More: IPL 2021 - MI vs DC - Tough road ahead for MI as DC win by 4 wickets courtesy 3-fers by Avesh, Axar

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