New Delhi: While Mandeep Singh's solid knock worth 75 may stand out for Kings XI Punjab in their 25-run win against Deccan Chargers on Tuesday, it was an over-all team effort that now looks intent to put the side in the play-offs of the Indian Premier League. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Deccan Chargers have become the second team after Pune Warriors to lose nine matches in the IPL 5.
# With another loss, Deccan Chargers have ensured their place at the bottom of the Points table.
# Mandeep Singh (75 off 48 balls) has recorded his highest innings in the IPL, eclipsing his 56 off 50 balls against Chennai Super Kings at Chennai on April 28, 2012.
# Mandeep's magnificent innings is the highest by a Punjab batsman in the IPL 2012, surpassing the 68 not out by Shaun Marsh against Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on April 22.
# Mandeep has received his second Man of the Match award in the IPL.
# Piyush Chawla's wickets' tally of 15 wickets at 21.26 runs apiece in twelve games is the highest for Punjab in the IPL 2012.
# Chawla has taken his tally of wickets to 72 at an average of 23.87 in 67 games - the second best tally by a bowler in the IPL, behind Lasith Malinga's 81 at 14.81 runs apiece in 50 matches.
# Kings XI Punjab have won six and lost six out of twelve played in the present edition.
# Kings XI Punjab, with twelve points, are placed fifth in the Points table.
# Punjab have won six and lost three matches out of nine played against Deccan in the IPL - winning % 66.66.
# Punjab (170 for five) have recorded their highest total in the IPL 5, bettering the 168 for three against Mumbai Indians at Mohali on April 25.
# Shaun Marsh (312 at an average of 34.66 in 11 matches) became the second Punjab batsman after Mandeep (359 in 12 matches at an average of 29.91) to complete 300 runs in the IPL 2012.
# Shaun Marsh is the leading run-scorer for Punjab in the IPL, totalling 1579 at an average of 47.84 in 40 matches, extending his record.
# David Miller's average of 47.00 in the present competition (94 runs in five innings, twice not out) is the highest by a Punjab batsman.
# Shikhar Dhawan took his runs' tally to 383 at an average of 38.30 in eleven games - the highest for Deccan in the IPL 2012. Cameron White, with 345 runs at an average of 43.12 in nine games, has the next best tally for Deccan.
# David Hussey (2/2) has recorded his best bowling performance for Punjab in the IPL.
Story first published on: Tuesday, 08 May 2012 23:49 IST