Kolkata Knight Riders had a good homecoming on Friday, defeating Rajasthan Royals by ten wickets at the Eden Gardens. A look at the statistical highlights from the match.
# Shakib Al Hasan's figures of 3 for 17 are his best for Kolkata in the IPL.
# Shakib Al Hasan took his wickets' tally to 80 at an average of 18.38 in 60 matches in Twenty20.Â His strike rate of 16.5 is excellent.
# With five wickets at 7.60 runs apiece in only two games, Shakib is the leading wicket-taker for Kolkata in the IPL 2012. His superb strike rate of 8.4 is the best for Kolkata.
# Shakib has received his first Man of the Match award in the IPL.
# Gautam Gambhir is the leading run-scorer for Kolkata in the present competition, aggregating 91 at an average of 22.75.
# Ajinkya Rahane is the leading run-scorer in the IPL 5 - 157 runs at an average of 39.25 in four matches, including a fifty.Â Owais Shah's run-aggregate of 144 at an average of 72.00 in four matches is the next highest.
# Rahane's superb 98 off 66 balls against Punjab at Jaipur on April 6 is the highest individual innings in the present competition.
# Kolkata Knight Riders have registered their fifth win in ten games against Rajasthan Royals (Lost 4 and NR 1) - success % 55.00.
# Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals have a similar tally in the present tournament - two victories
and two losses out of four played.
# Rajasthan Royals (131 for five) have recorded their lowest total in the IPL 5. The said score is their first total of less than 150 in the present competition.
# Not even a single no-ball has been bowled in the match.
# Rahul Dravid's 28 off 27 balls is his highest in the present competition.
# Goswami and Shah were involved in a stand of 59 for the fourth wicket - Rajasthan's second highest against Kolkata, behind the 64 between Brad Hodge and Menaria at Jaipur on April 8, 2012.