Statistical highlights: Bangalore vs Punjab

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Statistical Highlights of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab on Friday.

Updated: May 02, 2009 17:42 IST
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Statistical Highlights of the IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab on Friday.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their first win in four games against Kings XI Punjab.

  • Bangalore's eight-run win is their third in seven games in the second edition.

  • Kings XI Punjab have won 3 and lost 3 out of six contested in the 2009 edition.

  • Yuvraj Singh has produced his first hat-trick in the IPL. He became the fourth bowler to accomplish the feat, joining Lakshmipathy Balaji (Chennai), Amit Mishra (Delhi) and Makhaya Ntini (Chennai).

  • Yuvraj (50 off 34 balls) became the first all-rounder to post a fifty as well as register a hat-trick in the same match.

  • Yuvraj is the third all-rounder to register a fifty and claim three wickets in the same match. The first two were Shane Watson (vs.Delhi) and Yusuf Pathan (vs.Chennai) - both from Rajasthan in the first edition.

  • Yuvraj's bowling figures (3/22) are his second best in Twenty20. His previous best in the IPL were 2 for 12 against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium on May 21, 2008.

  • Yuvraj registered his first fifty in the second edition of the IPL. He is averaging 29.20 in the 2009 edition - 146 in six innings.

  • Overall, Yuvraj's aforesaid innings is his second in the IPL in 20 games - 445 at an average of 24.72 at a strike rate of 153.44.

  • Piyush Chawla is the first fielder to take three catches in the 2009 edition.

  • Chawla became the fourth fielder to take three catches or more in the IPL. Sachin Tendulkar holds a record for taking four catches in an innings against Kolkata on May 16,2008. Two other fielders have taken three catches in an innings - Abhishek Nayar and Robin Uthappa.

  • Robin Uthappa has averaged only 9.50 - 57 in six innings at a strike rate of 81.42.

  • Jacques Kallis is the leading run-getter for Bangalore in the 2009 edition of the IPL - 151 in six innings at an average of 25.16 with just one fifty.

  • Abdulla (4/36) produced his second best IPL figures - his best being 4 for 31 against Bangalore at Durban on April 24, 2009.

  • Abdulla has an outstanding record in Twenty20, claiming 47 wickets in 32 games at an average of 15.02.

  • Abdulla, with 13 wickets in six games at 11.23, is the leading wicket-taker in the second edition of the IPL. The next three are: Malinga (11), Balaji (10) and Rudra Pratap Singh (10).

  • Van der Merwe (35) has registered his best innings in the IPL.

  • Merwe and Kohli put on 44 for the seventh wicket - Bangalore's best in the IPL, bettering the 31 between Rahul Dravid and Praveen Kumar at Cape Town on April 18,2009.

  • Yuvraj and Karan Goel put on 70 runs for the first wicket - Kings XI Punjab's best for the first wicket in the 2009 edition.

  • The aforesaid stand is Kings XI's best against Bangalore, bettering the 52 between Bopara and Goel at Kingsmead, Durban on April 24, 2009.

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