IPL 2012 stats review: Kolkata Kinght Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

Sunil Narine of Kolkata Knight Riders became the third bowler to bag five wickets in an IPL game against Kings XI Punjab AFP

Kolkata, Apr 15

Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) at Eden Garden, Kolkata on Sunday.

# Sunil Narine became the third bowler to bag five wickets in an IPL game against Punjab, joining Munaf Patel’s 5 for 21 for Mumbai Indians at Mohali on May 10, 2011 and Lakshmipathy Balaji’s 5 for 24 for Chennai Super Kings at Chennai on May 10, 2008.

# Narine (5 for 19) registered his first instance of five wickets in an innings in Twenty20.

# Narine became the first Kolkata bowler to claim five wickets in an innings in the IPL.

# Narine’s superb bowling figures are the best by a bowler against Punjab in the IPL.

# Narine got the Man of the Match award for the first time in the IPL.

# Narine’s brief record in Twenty20 is superb, claiming 28 wickets at 14.00 runs apiece in 21 matches.

# Yusuf Pathan has registered his third duck in the IPL – his eighth in Twenty20. Pathan is a complete failure in the IPL 5, he is averaging 5.75, aggregating 23 runs in five matches.

# Pathan, as a bowler, is yet to take a wicket in the present competition.

# Debabrata Das (35 not out off 23 balls) posted his highest innings in Twenty20.

# In the present competition, Kolkata Knight Riders have lost three out of five played. They became the second team after Chennai to have lost three matches in the IPL 5.

# Kings XI Punjab have recorded their third narrowest victory in terms of runs in the IPL. They had defeated both Mumbai Indians (at Mumbai on May 21, 2008) and Deccan Chargers (at Johannesburg on May 17, 2009) by one run.

# Kings XI Punjab‘s exciting two-run victory is the smallest victory margin in terms of runs in the present edition, surpassing the 20-run win by Bangalore against Delhi at Bangalore on April 7.

# In the IPL 2012, Kings XI Punjab have won two and lost two out of four contested.

# Mandeep Singh (38 off 34 balls) recorded his highest innings in the IPL, bettering the 34 against Rajasthan at Jaipur on April 6, 2012.

# Dimitri Mascarenhas recorded his 10th duck in Twenty20.

# David Hussey, with 4333 at an average of 31.62 in 175 matches, has established a record in Twenty20, outstripping Brad Hodge’s aggregate of 4303 (ave.36.15) in 147 matches.

# Piyush Chawla (3 for 18) has taken his wicket-aggregate to 62 at an average of 24.00 in 59 matches. (PTI)