New Delhi: It was not a happy homecoming for Sourav Ganguly's Pune Warriors as the visitors at Eden Gardens lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs on Saturday. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum were involved in a stand of 113┬ for the first wicket - Kolkata's highest┬ in the IPL, eclipsing the 101 between Brad Hodge and Manoj Tiwary against Bangalore at Kolkata on March 14, 2010.
# Murali Kartik has failed to make any impression in the IPL 2012, capturing just four wickets in nine games at an average of48.75.
# Jacques Kallis is averaging 20.44 in the present competition, aggregating 184 runs in ten innings without a fifty.
# Pune Warriors is the first team to have lost eight games in the IPL 2012.┬ They have won just four out of twelve contested.
# Pune Warriors have lost five consecutive games in the present edition of the IPL.
# Pune Warriors' winning % of 32.00 is the worst in the IPL - 8 wins and 17 defeats out of 26 contested (NR 1).
# Angelo Matthews and Sourav Ganguly put on a stand of 73 for the sixth wicket - Pune's highest in the IPL.
# The above partnership is the highest for any wicket for Pune Warriors against Kolkata in the IPL.
# Sunil Narine has received his second Man of the Match award in the IPL for his superb bowling performance.
# Kolkata have won seven and lost three out of eleven played (NR 1) in the IPL 5.┬ They are placed second (15 points) in the Points table behind Delhi Daredevils' tally of 16.
# Kolkata's winning % of 48.46 is their highest in the IPL - 31 wins and 33 defeats out of 65 played (Tied 1).
# Kolkata's thrilling seven-run win is their second narrowest by runs margin in the IPL - the smallest being by 5 runs against Bangalore at Kolkata on May 8, 2008.
# Kolkata Knight Riders have won both their matches against Pune Warriors in the IPL.
# Kolkata Knight Riders have won five consecutive matches for the first time in the IPL.
# Gautam Gambhir (56) is the third batsman after Virender Sehwag and Chris Gayle to post five fifties in the present tournament.
# Gambhir is the fourth batsman to make 400 runs in the present edition of the IPL.
# The leading run-scorers in the IPL 5 are Ajinkya Rahane (458), Virender Sehwag (445), Gautam Gambhir (421) and Chris Gayle (407).
# Gambhir's overall tally of 1896 (ave.34.47) in 65 matches is the second highest in the IPL, next only to Suresh Raina's 2042 at an average of 34.03 in 73 matches.
# Brendon McCullum (42) has posted his second highest innings in the IPL 5 - his highest is 43 against Bangalore at Kolkata on April 28, 2012.
# 19 runs have been conceded as extras three times in the IPL 5 - once each by Punjab, Rajasthan and Pune.
# Angelo Matthews (2/17) has recorded his best bowling performance in the IPL 5.┬ His marvellous 35 off 27 balls is his highest score for Pune Warriors in the IPL.
# Sourav Ganguly (36) has averaged 21.21 for Pune Warriors in the IPL - 297 runs in 16 matches.┬ He is yet to record a fifty for Pune.
Story first published on: Saturday, 05 May 2012 20:26 IST