IPL Stats: Sunil Narine leads wickets tally, RCB record their lowest total in 2013
It was a fine performance by Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers with Jacques Kallis and Sunil Narine being the stand out performers.
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# Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challegers Bangalore have won six games each against each other out of twelve contested at the IPL.
# Bangalore (115 for 9) have recorded their lowest total at the IPL 2013.
# Bangalore's aforesaid total is their second lowest against Kolkata - the lowest being 82 at Bangalore in the first IPL season.
# For Bangalore, Tillakaratne Dilshan (76 runs at an average of 15.20 in five innings - SR 81.72) and Cheteshwar Pujara (73 at an average of 24.33 in three innings - SR 92.40) are having strike rate of less than 100 in the present competition.
# Chris Gayle has become the first batsman to hit 25 sixes against Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL. His overall IPL tally is 170, extending his record.
# Gayle is averaging 86.50 against Kolkata Knight Riders while scoring 346 in six innings - the best amongst the players with 300 runs or more against Kolkata at the IPL.
# Gayle is the top run-scorer at the IPL 2013 - 603 at an average of 60.30 in 14 matches. His tally includes a hundred and three fifties. Michael Hussey (574 at 57.40 in twelve matches) and Virat Kohli (521 at 40.07 in ten) are the only two other players to manage 500 runs.
# Gayle is the first player to aggregate 600 runs or more in an IPL season three times - 733 (ave.61.08) in 2012; 608 (ave.67.55) in 2011 and 603 (ave.60.30) in 2013.
# Sunil Narine is technically the leading wicket-taker (because of the better bowling average) in the current tournament - 22 at an average of 14.22 in 14 matches - his second best tally at the IPL, next only to the 24 at 13.50 in 15 matches in 2012.
# Vinay Kumar has also taken 22 wickets at 20.36 runs apiece in 14 matches - the most by any bowler for RCB in an IPL season, surpassing the 21 each by Anil Kumble (ave.16.52) in 2009 and Sreenath Aravind (ave.17.52) in 2011.
# Narine became the first bowler to take four wickets in an innings twice in the present tournament - once each against Bangalore and Delhi.
# Narine is now the first bowler to claim four wickets or more in an innings four times in the history of the IPL.
# Narine has completed his 100 wickets (ave.15.58) in 77 matches in Twenty20.
# Jacques Kallis (41) has emulated his highest score in the present competition. He had made 41 off 27 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad at Eden Gardens, Kolkata on April 14.
# Kallis has received his ninth Man of the Match award at the IPL for his all-round performance - 41 + 2/17.
# Manoj Tiwary (10) became the second fielder after Dwayne Bravo (12) to take 10 catches or more at the IPL 2013.