Kings XI Punjab extended their unbeaten streak ever since the entry of Chris Gayle as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders for moving into top four with 12 points. KKR lost three wickets for just ten runs on the board but Shubman Gill (57 off 45) and Eoin Morgan (40 off 25) added 81 in just 7.5 overs for the 4th wicket. Another collapse after their partnership saw Kolkata getting restricted to 149/9. Chris Gayle smashed a 29-ball 51 along with Mandeep Singh (66* off 56) after a slow start in the chase as the Punjab team cruised to an 8-wicket win.
Here are all the statistical highlights from Kings XI Punjab’s 8-wicket win during KKR vs KXIP:
End of KXIP’s losing streak:
4 – The 8-wicket win of Kings XI Punjab during the KKR vs KXIP game brought an end to their 4-match losing streak in the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders. The 4-match streak began in the second meeting between them of the 2018 edition.
Gayle’s streak in Sharjah:
6 – Chris Gayle has scored a fifty in each of his last six innings he played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in the Twenty20 format. Gayle got fifties in each of the last four games he played during the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 in Sharjah and hit fifties in both matches he played in Sharjah.
22 – Chris Gayle now has won the player of the match in the IPL on 22 occasions; the 2nd most by any player in the league. Only AB de Villiers (23) is ahead of Gayle in this list of most player of the match awards in IPL.
Mandeep and Gayle @ 1000:
1044 – Mandeep Singh completed 1000 runs in the IPL for Kings XI Punjab when he went past his individual score of 22. Mandeep is now only the 3rd Indian to amass 1000 IPL runs for KXIP after KL Rahul (1847) and Wriddhiman Saha (1115).
1035 – Chris Gayle got past 1000 runs for the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL when he got to his individual score of 16 during KKR vs KXIP. Gayle is now the 8th player to aggregate 1000+ runs for Punjab franchise in the IPL.
Karthik @ 300 T20s:
300 – The KKR vs KXIP game was the 300th appearance in Twenty20 cricket for Dinesh Karthik. He is the 4th Indian player to complete 300 matches in the T20 format after Suresh Raina (319), Rohit Sharma (337) and MS Dhoni (329).
8 – Dinesh Karthik now has been dismissed eight times for single digits in IPL 2020. Only Deepak Hooda (9 times in 2016) got out more often in single digits during an IPL edition.
Ferguson’s batting contributions:
43* – Lockie Ferguson has scored 43 runs without getting dismissed in the two innings he batted in IPL 2020. Ferguson scored 19* against RCB and 23* in Sharjah on Monday. Before this tournament, the New Zealand pacer scored only 23 runs across 11 innings in Twenty20 format by hitting just one four. In two innings across IPL 2020, Lockie has hit four fours and also his maiden six in the T20 format.
Maxwell @ 100 wickets:
100 – The wicket of Nitish Rana during the KKR vs KXIP was the Glenn Maxwell’s 100th in the Twenty20 format. Maxwell picked 19 of those 100 wickets in the IPL and each of his previous six IPL wickets came while bowling to left-handed batsmen.
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