Punjab Kings batting first posted a very low total of just 123/9 and once again, Punjab batting order totally collapsed, similar to how Punjab played against CSK and SRH earlier in the season. Only Chris Jordan played a good knock of 30 runs in the end, which helped them to get to a respectable total. While chasing, KKR initially struggled and it looked like it will be a close game as they lost 3 wickets for 17 runs. But a sensible partnership from Eoin Morgan and Rahul Tripathi ensured KKR won the game comfortably by a margin of 5 wickets.
Let us have look at some of the numbers from this game:
19 – KKR have defeated PBKS for the 19th time in IPL history.
Most wins in IPL against a particular opponent
MI – 22 vs KKR
KKR – 19 vs PBKS*
MI – 18 vs CSK
29 – Chris Gayle has now recorded most ducks in T20 history with a duck against KKR.
Most ducks in T20s
Chris Gayle – 29*
Dwayne Smith – 28
Shahid Afridi / Umar Akmal – 27
Kamran Akmal / Lendl Simmons – 26
2 – Eoin Morgan won MoM award in his IPL career only for the 2nd time and 1st time as captain. The only other time Eoin Morgan won MoM award is in 2015 for SRH against RR.
3 – Sunil Narine has picked 30 wickets against PBKS in IPL and thus he became only the 3rd player in IPL history to pick 30 (or) more wickets against a single opponent.
Players to pick 30 (or) more wickets against an opponent in IPL
Lasith Malinga – 31 vs MI
Amit Mishra – 30 vs RR
Sunil Narine – 30 vs PBKS
4 – Eoin Morgan became only the 4th English player to score 7000 runs in T20 cricket.
Most runs for an English batsman in T20s
Alex Hales – 8066
Luke Wright – 7998
Ravi Bopara – 7384
Eoin Morgan – 7004*