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26 Sep 2020 | 08:38 PM
authorAnirudh Kasargod
Gill guides KKR to 1st win and Nagarkoti finally makes his IPL debut
The young batting sensation showed his class by steering his side to a comfortable win - here are a few noteworthy statistical milestones from the game between KKR and SRH

Here are a few noteworthy statistical nuggets - apart from the usual number-crunching -  from the game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad:

David Warner breaks the tactical chain

In this edition, it has been a common feature among captains to opt to bowl after winning the toss. It was a different story that 6 out of the 7 times prior to this match, teams had lost even after choosing to field. However, David Warner today (26th September) took the other route and chose to bat first. It did backfire, but most of it was because of their batsmen’s lack of intent. Warner became the first captain this season to opt to bat. KKR’s win in a chase was only the 2nd in IPL 2020 by a team chasing. CSK in the season-opener was the other team to achieve it.

Warner continues to dominate Kolkata Knight Riders

In IPL, Warner has been exceptional against almost every team. In any case, against Kolkata Knight Riders he takes a special liking. He has scored 865 runs against them at an average of 43.3 and a strike rate of 146.4. Warner has scored four half-centuries and two centuries against Kolkata. Him alongside Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli, are the only two other batsmen to have scored two or more centuries against a team in IPL. Warner’s 865 runs against Kolkata is the second-most by a batsman in IPL. Rohit Sharma with 904 runs leads the chart.

Kamlesh Nagarkoti finally makes his IPL debut

Finally, after a wait of 2 years and 255 days, Kamlesh Nagarkoti played his first match and completed a long awaited debut in IPL. On the back of a sensational performance in the 2018 edition of the U19 World Cup, KKR bagged him for INR 3.2 crores in the 2018 auction. However, due to an injury, he was ruled out of the 2018 edition. Still, KKR retained him for the 2019 edition of IPL. Yet again, the young quick was struck with a back injury that kept him out of yet another season.

Kuldeep Yadav’s middle-over drought

Kuldeep is still an attacking choice to bowl in the middle overs. Unfortunately, in the recent past the Chinaman has struggled in a phase he tends to dominate. In the 2018 IPL, Kuldeep had bagged 17 wickets during overs (7-15) with a wicket every 15.6 balls and 21.0 runs. However, since his last match of the 2018 IPL, there has been a drought of 35 overs in this phase without a wicket. Those 35 overs are the most a bowler has gone wicketless during the middle overs (7-15) in IPL. 

Shubman Gill registers his 5th fifty in IPL

Gill is undeniably an youngster with loads of talent. In IPL, whenever he bats up the order, the way he paces his innings is a corroboration of it. In the first match of this season, the pressure of chasing a mammoth total of 196 might have got the better of him against Mumbai Indians. Today, chasing a modest total of 143, Gill looked in sublime touch. Though he lost his opening partner early, he didn’t get bogged down. He reached his 5th IPL half-century in 42 balls, his slowest. But, on the positive side, he made sure he was there till the end to guide Kolkata Knight Riders to their first win of the season. Gill’s four out of five half-centuries have come as an opener. He has an average of 52.2 in eight innings as an opener in IPL.

Kolkata Knight RidersSunrisers HyderabadDavid Andrew WarnerKamlesh Lachham NagarkotiShubman GillIndian Premier League, 2020Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Match 8 - Indian Premier League, 2020
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