Statistics and trivia feat. Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Capitals
Delhi and Virat Kohli. A hometown lad playing for his adopted home has one of the most enviable records in all of IPL. As Virat Kohli leads the Royal Challengers Bangalore against the Delhi Capitals, a victory in which will take the team outright to the top of the table, we take a look at 7 pieces of records and statistics over the years from the fixture.
73.07 - Virat Kohli's win% as captain against the Delhi Capitals is the best for any captaIn in the IPL with a Minimum 5 matches at the helm.
825 - With 825 runs, Virat Kohli is the leading run-scorer against the Delhi Capitals in IPL history.
8 - Virat Kohli has scored 8 half-centuries against the team based out of his hometown. That is also the most for any batsman in the history of the IPL.
164.12 - AB de Villiers’ strike rate of 164.12 against the Delhi Capitals is the highest for any batsman in the IPL. He has taken only 262 balls to score 430 runs against our opponents for tonight.
164 and 162 - There is something about Delhi that inspires that much more from Captain Kohli. He aggregated 164 runs from 2 innings in 2013, which is the most for any batsman against the Delhi Capitals in a single season of the IPL. AB de Villiers came close to pipping Virat Kohli to the record with 162 runs in 2018.
204* - Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli put together an unbeaten partnership of 204 runs for the 2nd wicket against Delhi in 2012. The partnership has stood the test of time and is still the record-highest partnership for any wicket against the Delhi Capitals in the IPL.
79* - Yuvraj Singh and Sachin Rana’s unbeaten stand of 79 runs in 2014 is the highest 5th wicket partnership against the Delhi Capitals. Coming together when the team was in trouble at 107/4 after AB de Villiers was dismissed, the pair put together 79 runs in just 34 balls, with Yuvraj Singh doing the bulk of the scoring. Yuvraj finished on 68 off only 29 balls.