It was not the most convincing of wins but Kings XI Punjab would be pleased nonetheless, with their 2-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. A statistical look at how the match was played out.
# Yusuf Pathan has posted his eighth duck in Twenty20. In the IPL, he is averaging 5.75 - 23 runs in five matches. Â
# Pathan, as a bowler, is wicketless in the present edition of the IPL.
# Debabrata Das (35 not out off 23 balls) has recorded his highest innings in Twenty20.
# Praveen Kumar has failed to take a single wicket in his four matches in the present tournament, conceding 110 runs.
# Kolkata Knight Riders have lost three out of five played in the IPL 2012.
# Kolkata Knight Riders have become the second side after Chennai to lose three matches in the IPL 5.
# Kings XI Punjab have registered their third narrowest win in terms of runs in the IPL.Â They had won two matches by one run each - vs. Mumbai Indians at Mumbai on May 21, 2008 and vs. Deccan Chargers at Johannesburg on May 17, 2009.
# Kings XI Punjab's thrilling two-run triumph is the narrowest victory margin in terms of runs in the present edition, eclipsing the 20-run win by Bangalore against Delhi at Bangalore on April 7.
# Kings XI Punjab have won two and lost two out of four played in the IPL 5.
# Sunil Narine (5/19) has recorded his first five-wicket haul in Twenty20.
# Narine became the first Kolkata bowler to capture five wickets in an innings in the IPL, eclipsing Shoaib Akhtar's four for 11 against Delhi Daredevils at Kolkata on May 13, 2008.
# Narine's excellent figures are the best by a bowler against Punjab in the IPL.
# Narine became the third bowler to take five wickets in an innings against Punjab in the IPL, joining Munaf Patel - 5 for 21 for Mumbai Indians at Mohali on May 10, 2011 and Lakshmipathy Balaji - 5 for 24 for Chennai Super Kings at Chennai on May 10, 2008.
# Narine's bowling average of 14.00 in Twenty20 is quite impressive, claiming 28 wickets in 21 matches.
# Narine has received the Man of the Match award for the first time in the IPL.Â Â
# Mandeep Singh (38) has posted his highest innings in the IPL, eclipsing the 34 against Rajasthan at Jaipur on April 6, 2012.
# Dimitri Mascarenhas has posted his tenth duck in Twenty20.
# David Hussey has taken his runs' tally to 4333 at an average of 31.62 in 175 matches - a record in Twenty20, overtaking Brad Hodge's aggregate of 4303 (ave.36.15) in 147 matches.
# Piyush Chawla (3/18) has taken his tally to 62 at an average of 24.00 in 59 matches.Â Only Lasith Malinga (70), Munaf Patel (65), Rudra Pratap Singh (64) and Pragyan Ojha (63) have claimed more wickets than Chawla in the IPL overall.