IPL: Punjab defeat KKR by 9 wickets, here're records broken
Kings XI Punjab secured a comfortable 9 wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens. Batting first, the Knight Riders posted 191/7 with Chris Lynn's 74 being the top score. But with Chris Gayle and KL Rahul, no target is too big for the Kings XI. Here are the records that were set in this thrilling encounter.
Ashwin never fails to get the better of Uthappa
Before today's game, Kolkata Knight Riders had won each of their last five matches against the Kings XI Punjab at the Eden Gardens. Ravichandran Ashwin is Robin Uthappa's biggest nemesis in T20 cricket. The off-spinner has got the better of the right-handed batsman in 5 out of the 10 T20 matches.
KL Rahul and Chris Gayle light up Eden Gardens
KXIP conceded 8 boundaries in the powerplay today, which is their most in their 5 games till now. There have been 5 instances in 11th edition of the IPL where 73 or more runs have been scored in the powerplay. Three of those have been scored by the Kings XI. Punjab average over 10.66 runs in the powerplay this season.
200,000 runs have been scored in the IPL
The wide bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin to Dinesh Karthik in the 15th over was 200,000th run scored in IPL. The 100,000th run of the IPL was scored by Mayank Agarwal in 2013.