[Cricket Results] – KKR Defends Total in Dramatic Final Over

After limiting the Knight Riders to a very beatable 150 runs, the match appeared to be well within the grasp of the Royal Challengers as they continued to outpace the asking rate until the final dramatic over. With their world-class bowlers, Narine and Morkel, already bowled out, KKR’s Vinay Kumar successfully protected Kolkata’s total with some aid from what could well be the most spectacular play of the tournament. The match’s highest scorer, Chris Lynn, acrobatically toed the boundary to rob de Villiers of a would be near chase clinching six to essentially seal Bangalore’s first loss of the season. By loading match data into SAP HANA we can create insight-laden visualizations about this exciting match of the Indian Premier Twenty20 tournament.


With SAP Lumira we can visualize the down to the wire action with a Manhattan chart. Note RCB’s sputtering run rate in the final overs of the match where they failed to score more than nine runs in any of their last seven overs.

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The Knight Riders innings were powered by the productive partnership of Jacques Kallis and Chris Lynn. The two batsmen scored a combined 88 runs on 73 balls. Lynn, who’s extraordinary catch clinched any Man of the Match discussion, finished with a solid strike-rate of 145.16 and trio of both fours and sixes. Check out the area chart of the Kallis and Lynn’s partnership we crafted in SAP Lumira.

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The Royal Challengers’ batsmen conservatively combatted Sunil Narine’s attack, by repeatedly hitting singles until Narine dismissed Kohli with a vicious corker on one of his final balls to reclaim the Purple Cap with his six wickets and a better economy than RCB’s Varun Aaron. Aaron captured the Cap during his earlier three scalp attack. By creating a pie cart of bowlers’ runs conceded with a depth of their balls and extras we can visualize KKR’s bowlers’ efficiency.

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While KKR won in nearly as dramatic fashion as possible with a successfully defense, the alarming number of fours their bowlers conceded must be address if Kolkata hopes to ride this momentum to the top of the table. On the other side of the coin, while hitting 18 fours, the Royal Challengers only mustered a single maximum. Check out the 3D bar chart of fours and sixes built in SAP Lumira.

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With Chris Gayle out again with his lower back strain would the two time Orange Cap winner have turn some of those fours into sixes?

Keep your eyes peeled for more visualizations created in SAP Lumira using historical Indian Twenty20 data from SAP HANA. Please check back regularly during the tournament for more insights about the daily action. Also, watch out for a series of tutorial videos on how we load the data into SAP HANA.


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-Tom Flanagan

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