After Chris Gayle and Cheteshwar Pujara hit fifties for Bangalore, hardly anyone would have foreseen a Punjab win but David Miller's brilliant 38-ball ton shocked the visitors and kept the home side's faint hopes alive.
Bangalore vs Punjab
Story first published on: Tuesday, 07 May 2013 00:12
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# Kings XI Punjab have won six and lost five out of eleven played against Bangalore at the IPL - winning % 54.54.
# Kings XI Punjab (194/4) have recorded their third highest total against Bangalore - the highest being 232 for two at Dharamsala on May 17, 2011.
# Kings XI Punjab's aforesaid total is the highest successful chase by any team at the IPL 2013, surpassing their 186 for three against Pune at Mohali on April 21. Chennai had scored 186 for five in a successful chase against Rajasthan at Chennai on April 22.
# Punjab's 194 for four is their joint-second highest successful chase at the IPL - the highest being 204 for two against Kolkata at Kolkata on April 4, 2010.
# David Miller (101 not out off 38 balls) has posted his highest score in Twenty20 - his maiden hundred.
# Miller's match-winning knock is the fifth century for Punjab at the IPL, joining Paul Valthaty, Shaun Marsh, Mahela Jayawardena and Adam Gilchrist.
# Miller and Gilchrist are the two Punjab players to have recorded centuries against Bangalore at the IPL.
# Miller's strike rate of 265.78 is the highest by any batsman for Punjab at the IPL (minimum 50). The said strike rate is the highest by any batsman against Bangalore at the IPL (minimum 50).
# Miller's 38-ball hundred is the third quickest at the IPL, next only to the 30-ball hundred by Chris Gayle, during his innings of 175 not out off 66 balls for Bangalore against Pune at Bangalore on April 23, 2013 and 37-ball century by Yusuf Pathan during his 100 off 37 balls for Rajasthan against Mumbai at Mumbai on March 13, 2010.
# Miller has completed his 2000 runs in Twenty20 - 2075 at an average of 39.90 in 86 matches.
# Miller is the third Punjab player to register seven sixes in an IPL innings, joining Adam Gilchrist (9) and Shaun Marsh (7)
# Miller's tally of 20 sixes is the third highest at the IPL 2013, next only to Chris Gayle (40) and Rohit Sharma (24).
# Miller is averaging 117.33 - 352 runs in seven innings (four times not out), including a hundred and three fifties. Miller is the only one to manage 300 runs for Punjab at the IPL 2013.
# His aforesaid average is the highest by any batsman at the IPL 2013.
# Miller has received his second Man of the Match award at the IPL
# Miller and Sathish were involved in an unbroken stand of 130 - Punjab's highest fifth-wicket stand at the IPL. The pair has equalled a fifth-wicket partnership record at the IPL. Owais Shah and Angelo Matthews had shared an unbroken partnership of 130 for Kolkata against Deccan Chargers at Mumbai (DYP) on March 12, 2010.
# Bangalore's 190 for three is their highest total against Punjab at Mohali, surpassing the 184 for four on April 2, 2010.
# Cheteshwar Pujara (51 off 48 balls) has posted his maiden fifty at the IPL,surpassing his 45 not out off 38 balls against Rajasthan at Kolkata on April 17, 2010.
# Chris Gayle (566 at an average of 70.75 in twelve matches) is the top run-scorer at the IPL 2013.
# Gayle is the first to register 40 sixes at the IPL 2013.
# Miller is the fifth batsman to record four innings of fifty-plus at the IPL 2013, joining Michael Hussey, Rohit Sharma, David Warner and Chris Gayle.
# Gayle, with 489 runs at an average of 61.12 in nine matches, is the leading run-getter against Kings XI Punjab at the IPL. His tally includes a hundred and four fifties.
# Gayle has registered 32 sixes against Punjab at the IPL - the most by any batsman against Punjab. His overall tally of 169 sixes is a record at the IPL.
# Gayle and Cheteshwar Pujara have added 102 - Bangalore's highest opening stand against Punjab at the IPL, bettering the 74 between Jacques Kallis and Manish Pandey at Bangalore on March 16, 2010.
# Piyush Chawla has continued his super flop show, claiming just five wickets in eleven games at an average of 56.00. In any of the matches this year, he could not claim even two wickets.
# Virat Kohli is the fourth batsman to manage 400 runs at the IPL - 405 (ave.36.81) in 12 matches, joining Gayle (566), Michael Hussey (507) and Rohit Sharma (414).
# Gayle and Pujara have provided the second instance when both the openers have recorded fifties for Bangalore at the IPL - the first instance being Gayle (57) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (53) against Pune at Pune on May 11, 2012.
# Abraham de Villiers' strike rate of 165.14 is the highest by any player for Bangalore at the IPL 2013 - 289 in ten innings.(minimum 200 runs).
# Michael Neser (4-0-62-0) has earned a dubious distinction by conceding most runs in an innings for Punjab at the IPL. Only two bowlers have conceded more runs (63) in an innings at the IPL than Neser - Varun Aaron and Ashok Dinda.
# Vinay Kumar's tally of 19 wickets (ave.20.42) in twelve matches is the second highest at the IPL 2013, next only to the 20 (ave.17.05) in twelve matches by Dwayne Bravo.