KKR Stats: Simple game of 1-2-3, 50 in a 100 and Robin's new high
Another comfortable win, another set of records broken by the Knights - that was the story of our game against Rising Pune Supergiant. Here is a look at some of them:
Simple game of 1-2-3 for PC: Piyush Chawla struck in his first over, dismissing Rahul Tripathi for 38. That was his 123rd scalp in IPL. He is now tied with Harbhajan Singh in having the second highest number of IPL wickets amongst spinners. Amit Mishra leads the pack.
Kuldeep ‘stumps’ RPS batsmen: Kuldeep Yadav got the better of MS Dhoni and Manoj Tiwary, out stumped in a dream 18th over. This was only the second occasion in IPL history, when a bowler dismissed two batsmen via stumping in the same over. Amit Mishra had done it in 2009.
Robbie’s triple delight behind the stumps: Before playing a match-winning knock, Robin Uthappa was quick as light behind the wickets. He inflicted three stumpings in the whole innings, only the third instance that this has occurred in an IPL game.
Hundred reasons to celebrate: Daniel Christian became Umesh Yadav's 100th T20 wicket when the former holed out off the last ball of RPS innings.
A special 50: Captaining the KKR side for the 100th time in an IPL game, Gautam Gambhir scored his 50th half-century in T20s and became the first Indian batsman to join this elite list. Gayle (61) and Warner (56) are the other players in this exclusive group.
Robin’s new high: Robin Uthappa looked cautious at the start, but after getting his eye in, he went on a rampage against the RPS bowlers. The innings of 87 is now Robbie’s highest individual effort with the bat in an IPL game.
Pune remains our ‘home’ away from ‘home’: We have had an excellent time playing at the MCA Stadium and with yesterday's win; we maintained our 100% record at the ground, having emerged victorious in all six games at this venue.