IPL 2019 has been a great tournament so far with records being created or broken left, right and centre. There have been some great batting and bowling performance in the tournament so far. Cricwizz takes a look at top records created and broken in IPL 2019 so far.
6 straight losses at the start in IPL
RCB posted a record six consecutive losses at the start of IPL 2019 season. They equalled Delhi Daredevils’ record of six straight losses at the beginning of 2013 IPL season. Deccan Chargers are next in the list with 5 straight losses at the beginning of 2012 IPL season.
100 wins as skipper
MS Dhoni became the first skipper in IPL history to post 100 wins when he led CSK to a thrilling last-ball victory over Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2019. Dhoni achieved the feat while captaining CSK and Rising Pune Supergiants from 2008 to 2019. Gautam Gambhir is next with 71 wins as skipper of Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils.
100 wins as team
Mumbai Indians became the first team to post 100 wins. They achieved the feat in the 40-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019. MI achieved the feat in 176 matches. CSK are next with 96 won matches out of 155 games overall.
20 dot balls
Deepak Chahar of CSK created IPL history when he bowled 20 dot balls in his 4-over spell against KKR. It means KKR batsmen managed to score off only 4 balls out of the 24 balls bowled by Chahar. The earlier record of most dot balls (18) in an innings is held jointly by Ankit Rajpoot of KXIP and Rashid Khan of SRH.
Twin tons in IPL innings
Twin tons David Warner (100) and Jonny Bairstow (114) posted a ton each against RCB in IPL 2019, making it just the second instance in the history of this tournament. The first instance was in 2016 IPL when AB de Villiers (129*) and Virat Kohli (109) scored a ton each in the same innings against Gujarat Lions.
6/12 best-ever show
Alzarri Joseph posted the best bowling figures ever in IPL and by an IPL debutant when he took 6/12 against SRH for MI in IPL 2019. He went past the previous bowling figures of 6/14 by Sohail Tanvir of Rajasthan Royals against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2008.
133 straight matches
Rohit Sharma missed to equal Suresh Raina’s record of most consecutive matches played by a cricketer for an IPL team by just one game. Rohit played 133 consecutive matches for MI before he was rested in the clash against KXIP in IPL 2014. Suresh Raina played 134 straight matches for CSK from 2008 to 2018. MS Dhoni is not far behind with 120 straight matches for CSK.
Raina first, Kohli fastest
Suresh Raina became the first to cross 5000 IPL runs, but Virat Kohli is the fastest to reach the landmark in 157 innings.
Jadeja 1st of his ilk
Ravindra Jadeja became the first left-arm spinner and 13th bowler overall to claim 100 wickets in IPL. Lasith Malinga leads the bowling charts with 157 wickets.
KKR twice chased down 53 runs in last three overs
Trust Andre Russell of KKR to be consistent with his big hitting. He helped his team KKR twice chase down 53 runs in the last three overs of the game in IPL 2019. He did it first against SRH and repeated the feat against RCB. Those are the only two occasions in IPL when a total of 53 runs have been chased down in last three overs. And Russell has been instrumental in both.
Russell scored 19-ball 49 with 4 fours and 4 sixes against SRH to help KKR chase down 182. In the clash against RCB, he was ruthless, cracking 13-ball 48 with 7 sixes and 1 four to help KKR chase down 206 with 5 balls to spare.