Statisticsl highlights of the IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Mohali on Friday. Kevin Pietersen (66 not out off 44 balls) has posted his first fifty in the IPL.
Pietersen has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the first time in the IPL.
Robin Uthappa's tally of 220 at an average of 36.66 in eight matches in the third edition of the IPL is exceeded only by Kallis (371) for Bangalore.
The first team to lose seven games in the third edition of the IPL is Kings XI Punjab.
Bangalore's triumph by six wickets is their fifth in eight matches in the third edition of the IPL. With ten points, they are placed second in the points table with a net run rate of +0.725
Punjab's 181 for five is their second highest total against Bangalore - the highest being 203 for three at Bangalore on March 16, 2010.
Vinay Kumar, with Shaun Marsh's wicket, became the first bowler for Bangalore to take ten wickets (ave.19.30) in seven matches, in the third edition of the IPL.
The first wicket stand for Punjab has produced 10, 18, 41, 0, 5 & 3 in their last six innings.
Ravi Bopara has become the first batsman to complete 200 runs in the third edition of the IPL for Punjab - 240 at an average of 34.28 in eight matches.
Kumar Sangakkara has recorded an excellent strike rate of 166.66.
With his 45 off 27 balls, his highest score in the third edition of the IPL, Sangakkara has taken his run-aggregate to 136 at an average of 22.66 in seven games.
Sangakkara is the leading run-getter for Punjab overall in the IPL, aggregating 788 at an average of 30.30, including six fifties, in 31 games.
The main reason for below average performance of Punjab team in the third edition of the IPL is their batting failure. Except Ravi Bopara, not even a single batsman has registered an average of 30.00 in the 2010 IPL competition.
Irfan Pathan has completed his 500 runs in the IPL - 507 (ave.22.04), including one fifty, in 36 matches.
Kallis' batting average for the first time fell below 100.00. With 371 runs at an average of 92.75, he is the leading run-getter in the third edition of the IPL.
Manish Pandey has completed his 200 runs in the third edition of the IPL - 213 runs at an average of 30.42 in eight matches.
For Bangalore, Manish's overall IPL average is the best - 381 at an average of 42.33 in 13 matches, including one hundred.