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 113Â for the first wicket - Kolkata's highestÂ 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.Â 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.Â 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.Â 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.Â He is yet to record a fifty for Pune.