KXIP clinch a thriller against RR: List of records broken
Kings XI Punjab defied all odds to clinch a thriller against Rajasthan Royals in their opening game of Indian Premier League 2019 season. Batting first, opener Chris Gayle's boisterous knock of 79 helped put KXIP on top, as they posted a total of 184/4. In reply, Royals had a great start but the run-out of Jos Buttler derailed their innings. Here're records broken.
How did the match pan out?
Winning the toss, skipper Ajinkya Rahane elected to bowl as Steve Smith made his way back into the side. It was Gayle who played a knock of 47-ball 79, followed by Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten 46, as KXIP posted a challenging total of 184/4. Royals were on track as Buttler scored 43-ball 69 but after his Mankad dismissal, they fell like a pack of cards.
Chris Gayle takes fewest innings to 4,000 IPL runs
Windies swashbuckling opener Chris Gayle, who has been a prolific player in the IPL, became the fastest to 4,000 runs in the IPL in terms of innings taken to achieve this milestone. The Jamaican has taken just 112 innings to achieve the landmark. Fewest innings to 4000 IPL runs: 112 Chris Gayle 114 David Warner 128 Virat Kohli 140 Suresh Raina/Gautam Gambhir
Gayle now has second most 50+ scores by overseas player
Gayle continued his domination in the IPL as he now has the second most number of 50+ scores among overseas players. He is jointly tied with AB de Villiers, while they are led by David Warner, who has 40. Most 50-plus scores among overseas players in IPL: 40 - David Warner 31 - AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle 21 - Shaun Marsh
Buttler on a roll against KXIP
Most consecutive 50-plus scores against KXIP in IPL:— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) March 25, 2019
6 - David Warner
4 - Chris Gayle, JOS BUTTLER*
3 - Lendl Simmons #RRvKXIP
Jos Buttler's fairy-tale run against KXIP
Jos Buttler, who has been in a commendable form, continued his fairy-tale run in the format after he scored his fourth consecutive half-century against KXIP. Among the four, while two have come in Jaipur, the other two have come in Indore. Fourth consecutive fifty vs KXIP for Buttler: 77 (37), Indore, 2017 51 (39), Indore, 2018 82 (58), Jaipur, 2018 64 (36), Jaipur, 2019