Statistical highlights of the IPL 5 match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab.
# Azhar Mahmood (3/20) has recorded his best bowling figures for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 5.
# Azhar has received his 17th Man of the Match award in Twenty20. Only Chris Gayle and Brad Hodge have got more MOM awards (18 each) than Azhar Mahmood in Twenty20.
# Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were involved in a stand of 119 for the second wicket - Bangalore's highest for any wicket at Bangalore in the IPL, eclipsing the 111 between the same pair for the second wicket against Punjab on May 6, 2011.
# The aforesaid stand is a record for Bangalore for the second wicket against Punjab in the IPL.
# The 119-run stand is the second highest for the second wicket for Bangalore in the IPL, next only to the 126 (unbroken) between Kallis and Uthappa against Mumbai Indians at Johannesburg on May 3, 2009.
# Virat Kohli (45) has averaged just 21.33 in the IPL 2012 while making 192 runs in nine innings, including a fifty.
# The three leading wicket-takers for Punjab in the IPL 2012 are - Piyush Chawla (12 at 20.66), Parvinder Awana (9 at 21.77 runs apiece) and Azhar Mahmood (8 at 17.12)
# Nitin Saini (50) has posted his first fifty in Twenty20.
# The top three run-getters for Punjab in the IPL 5 are Mandeep (277), Marsh (256) and Hussey (255).
# David Hussey's tally of ten sixes is the highest for Punjab in the IPL 5.
# Zaheer Khan, with 9 wickets at 31.33 runs apiece, is the top wicket-taker for Bangalore in the IPL 5.
# Kings XI Punjab have won five and lost five out of ten played in the IPL 5. They are placed fourth in the points table.
# Kings XI Punjab's four-wicket win is their fifth in ten games against Bangalore in the IPL. Bangalore have also won five against Punjab in the IPL.
# Bangalore have won four and lost five out of ten played (NR 1) in the IPL 5. They are placed sixth in the points table.
# Praveen Kumar (4-0-8-0) has produced an economy rate of 2.00 - the best by a bowler in the IPL 5. The said economy rate is the best by a Punjab bowler in the IPL overall.
# Gayle took his sixes' tally to 99 in 37 matches - the highest in the IPL. His tally of 29 sixes in eight innings is the highest in the IPL 5.
# Gayle's splendid 71 off 42 balls is his tenth fifty in the IPL. He is the second batsman after Sehwag to post five fifties in the IPL 5.
# Gayle (407 at 50.87) is the third batsman to make 400 runs in the IPL 5, joining Rahane (458) and Sehwag (445).
# Gayle is the third batsman to manage 1000 runs for Bangalore in the IPL - 1015 runs at an average of 59.70 in 21 matches, including two centuries and eight fifties. The two leading run-getters for Bangalore in the IPL are - Kohli (1467) and Kallis (1132).