IPL 2013 stats: For Kings XI Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist, age is no bar!
Adam Gilchrist is the first player to score 80-plus at the age of 40 or more (41 years and 181 days). His critics went out of work when the Aussie hit 85 off 54 against Bangalore on Tuesday.
Statistical Highlights from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab:
# Kings XI Punjab have won seven and lost five out of twelve played against Bangalore at the IPL - winning % 58.33.
# Punjab have defeated Bangalore in three successive games - by four wickets at Bangalore on May 2,2012; by six wickets at Mohali on May 6, 2013 and by seven wickets at Bangalore on May 13, 2013.
# Having won the previous six games in a row at Bangalore at the IPL 2013, RCB lost their first game.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore could manage only 52 for one - their lowest after ten overs in the present competition.
# Manpreet Gony (4-0-47-0) has recorded his second worst figures at the IPL, next only to the 4-0-54-0 against Chennai at Visakhapatnam on April 7, 2012.
# Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were involved in a stand of 136 - Bangalore's highest for any wicket against Punjab at the IPL, surpassing the 131 for the fourth wicket between Gayle and Abraham de Villiers at Mohali on April 20, 2012.
# Gayle, with 680 runs at an average of 61.81 in 15 matches is the highest run-getter at the IPL 2013, overtaking Michael Hussey's tally of 614 (ave.55.81) in 14 matches. Gayle's tally is the second highest in an IPL season. He holds a record, having made733 (ave.61.08) in 15 matches in 2012.
# Hussey, Gayle and Kohli are the three batsmen to have recorded five innings of fifty or more at the IPL 2013.
# Gayle, with 20 innings of fifty-plus (four centuries and 16 fifties), has equalled Gautam Gambhir's tally of twenty fifties at the IPL.
# Kohli's 57 off 43 balls is his 13th fifty at the IPL.
# In the course of his captain's innings of 85 off 54 balls, Gilchristbecame the eleventh batsman to complete 2000 runs at the IPL, totalling 2022 runs at an average of 27.32 in 78 matches, including two hundreds and eleven fifties.
# Gilchrist has received his seventh Man of the Match award at the IPL.
# Gilchrist is the first player to score 80-plus at the age of 40 or more (41 years and 181 days). While scoring 106 off 55 balls against Bangalore at Dharamsala on May 17, 2011, he was 39 years and 184 days old.
# Of the 15 partnerships of 100-plus in the present competition, Kings XI Punjab and RCB have posted four century partnerships each.
# Gayle's tally of 566 runs at an average of 62.88 in ten games is the highest by any player against any team at the IPL. He is the only one to amass 500 runs against one team at the IPL.
# Gayle, with 150 sixes for Bangalore is the first player to hit so many sixes for one team at the IPL
# Gayle has completed his 2000 runs for Bangalore at the IPL - 2021 at an average of 63.15 - the second batsman after Virat Kohli (2217) to achieve the feat. He has extended his record for most sixes (176) at the IPL.
# Chris Gayle has amassed 5484 (ave.45.70) in 144 matches - a record in Twenty20. He is the only batsman in the history of Twenty20 to have managed 5000 runs while averaging 40-plus. Brad Hodge had scored 5447 at an average of 36.31 in 192 matches.
# Gayle became the first player to amass 1000 runs this year in Twenty20 - 1076 (ave.67.25) in 21 matches, including three hundreds and six fifties. For the first time, he has managed 1000 runs in three successive calendar years in Twenty20.
# Azhar Mahmood (61 off 41 balls) has posted his first fifty for Punjab in 18 innings at the IPL.
# Abraham de Villiers has completed 100 sixes in Twenty20