Bangalore: May 3, 2012
Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday.
# Nitin Saini (50 off 36 balls) registered his first fifty in Twenty20.
# David Hussey has recorded ten sixes -- the most for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 5.
# Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were associated in a partnership of 119 for the second wicket -- Bangalore's highest for any wicket at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore in the IPL.
# The above second wicket partnership is a record for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab in the IPL.
# Azhar Mahmood (3/20) has registered his best bowling performance for Kings XI Punjab in the present edition of the IPL.
# Azhar has got his 17th Man of the Match award in Twenty20 -- a tally exceeded only by Chris Gayle and Brad Hodge -- 18 each.
# Virat Kohli (45 off 42 balls) has managed just 192 runs in nine innings at an average of 21.33, including a fifty, in the present edition of the IPL.
# Piyush Chawla is the leading wicket-taker for Punjab in the IPL 2012 with 12 wickets at 20.66, followed by Parvinder Awana (9 at 21.77 runs apiece) and Azhar Mahmood (8 at 17.12).
# The three leading run-getters for Punjab in the IPL 2012 are Mandeep Singh (277), Shaun Marsh (256) and David Hussey (255).
# Zaheer Khan, with 9 wickets at 31.33 runs apiece, is the leading wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2012.
# Punjab's four-wicket win, with one ball remaining, is their fifth in ten games against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Bangalore have also won five against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.
# Praveen Kumar (4-0-8-0) has recorded an economy rate of 2.00 -- the best in the IPL 2012. This economy rate is the best by a bowler from Punjab in the IPL overall.
# Chris Gayle became the third batsman to amass 1000 runs for Bangalore in the IPL, totalling 1015 runs at an average of 59.70 in 21 games, including two centuries and eight fifties.
The three leading run-getters for Bangalore in the IPL are Kohli (1467), Kallis (1132) and Gayle (1015).
# Gayle (99 in 37 matches) is all set to become the first batsman to complete a century of sixes in the IPL. His present tally of 29 sixes in eight innings is the most in the IPL 2012.
# Gayle's brilliant 71 off 42 balls is his tenth half-century in the IPL. He is the second batsman after Sehwag to register five fifties in the IPL 5.
# Gayle (407 at 50.87) has become the third batsman to manage 400 runs in the IPL 5, joining Rahane (458) and Sehwag (445). (PTI)