Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)
A tight four-wicket spell from Andre Russell - in which he conceded just 20 runs - helped Kolkata narrowly beat Punjab by seven runs to climb to the top of the table in the Indian Twenty20 competition on Thursday.
Sandeep Sharma is one of the few genuine domestic Indian fast bowlers that the IPL has unearthed, bowlers who have shown prowess and performance for more than one season, and his skills were on full display in Kolkata
Andre Russell's bowling returns in the match - best by a pacer for Knight Riders since L Balaji's 4 for 18 against RCB in 2012. Also Russell's third best in T20s.
Runs Andre Russell had conceded from his first 16 balls in this match. the next two balls went for 12 runs.
No. of times before KKR's inns two or more wickets had fallen in a T20 inns but none to the bowlers. Happened in a domestic T20 in Zimbabwe before this.
No. of times Gambhir has been run out in T20s. Only Mahela Jayawardene (20) has been run out more often. Azhar Mahmood too has been run out 19 times.
Number of fifty-plus stands between Gambhir and Uthappa in this season. They are the only pair to add five or more such stands in two IPL seasons.
No. of times teams have played fewer than four overseas players in the IPL including Kings XI today. The last such instance was by Mumbai Indians against KXIP in 2012.