Umesh's Friday night excellence felt like such a distant success now, as he was torn to shreds in the final over - going for 27 that included more exhibition of delightful and slog-free stroke-play. After showing a bit of restraint early on and moving along to 34 runs off 25 ball by the end of the 15th over, Samson ended his innings with an unbeaten 92 off 45 - scoring 58 off the 75 runs that came in the last 5 overs.
11 Number of times toss winning captain has opted to field first in eleven matches in IPL2018.
180 Ajinkya Rahane’s strike-rate in the match – his best in the IPL. He had a strike-rate of 176.47 (60 off 34 balls) for Rising Pune Supergiant against Mumbai Indians at Pune last year.
88 Runs scored by Rajasthan Royals in last five (16-20) overs.
39 Runs scored by Sanju Samson off his last 8 balls. The sequence – 6 6 6 4 4 6 6 1.
10 Number of sixes hit by Sanju Samson. Only one Indian batsman has hit more sixes in an IPL match – Murali Vijay – 11 – for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals in 2010.
73 Number of wickets taken by Yuzvendra Chahal in IPL – most by a bowler from Royal Challengers Bangalore. He surpassed R Vinay Kumar’s tally of 72 wickets.
26 Number of balls taken by Virat Kohli to score his fifty – his fastest in Twenty20 cricket. The previous fastest had come off 28 balls (on four occasions).
415 Runs scored by the two teams – most in an IPL match at Bengaluru.