Stats review IPL 2012: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Lakshmipathy Balaji’s superb bowling figures of 4 for 18 are the best for Kolkata against Bangalore at the IPL AFP

Bangalore: Apr 10, 2012

Statistical highlights of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday.

# Zaheer Khan, with 2 for 31, has completed his 50 wickets at the IPL, reaching 51 at 27.39 runs apiece in 48 matches.

# Khan is the tenth bowler to complete 50 wickets or more at the IPL.

# Manvinder Bisla (46 off 29 balls) has recorded his second best innings at the IPL behind the 75 against Bangalore at Bangalore on March 16, 2010.

# Jacques Kallis took his run-aggregate to 1587 (ave.31.11) in 60 games – the fifth highest tally in the IPL.

Suresh Raina (1865), Sachin Tendulkar (1739), Adam Gilchrist (1636) and Rohit Sharma (1616) are the four top run-scorers.

# Gambhir’s captain’s knock of 64 off 39 balls is his 11th fifty in the IPL. In the course of his fantastic knock, he became the sixth batsman to complete 1500 runs at the IPL, totalling 1555 at an average of 31.73 in 58 matches.

# Gambhir’s aforesaid innings is his 20th fifty in Twenty20.

# Lakshmipathy Balaji’s superb bowling figures of 4 for 18 are the best for Kolkata against Bangalore at the IPL, bettering Angelo Matthews’ 4 for 19 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on March 14, 2010.

# Balaji’s above feat is his second best bowling performance at the IPL behind the 5 for 24 against Kings XI Punjab at Chennai on May 10, 2008.

# Balaji had captured 4 for 21 against Rajasthan at the IPL at Centurion Park on April 30, 2009.

# Balaji and Anil Kumble are the only two bowlers to have produced three instances of four wickets or more in an innings at the IPL.

# Balaji has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the third time at the IPL.

# Kolkata’s 42-run deserving win is their second biggest by runs’ margin at the IPL behind the 140-run victory over Bangalore at Bangalore on April 18, 2008.

# Kolkata Knight Riders have produced their first victory in the IPL 2012 after two losses – success % 33.33.

# Kolkata’s excellent win is their fourth in nine games over Bangalore at the IPL – success % 44.44.

# Royal Challengers Bangalore (123/9) have ewxiesws their second lowest total against Kolkata Knight Riders – their lowest ever at the IPL is 82 against Kolkata at Bangalore on April 18, 2008.

# Jacques Kallis (2/7) has bowled quite well in his first two overs. (PTI)