PBKS defeated KKR in IPL 2021 and they stay in contention for playoffs as a result. The points table has become more interesting for fans as 4 teams remain in contention for the 4th spot majorly. Initially, KKR were looking very strong in the 1st innings with the help of Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi’s partnership. Venkatesh Iyer’s brilliant knock ensured KKR posted a challenging total of 165/7.
Chasing 168 runs, Punjab Kings started off on a good note with KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal’s 70 run opening partnership, but when the game reached the last stage, Punjab Kings looked like choking this game as the middle order collapsed once again. Later, Shahrukh Khan’s cameo of 22*(9) and KL Rahul’s classy fifty ensured Punjab crossed the winning line.
Numbers and Stats from KKR vs PBKS game:
5 – KL Rahul has recorded five fifty-plus score in IPL 2021 which is most for any player.
2 – Punjab Kings defeating Kolkata Knight Riders ensured Delhi Capitals became 2nd team to qualify for IPL 2021 playoffs officially.
9 – KL Rahul has won 9 MoM awards for PBKS in IPL which is joint-most with Shaun Marsh.
193 – Venkatesh Iyer has smashed 193 runs in his first 5 innings for KKR in IPL.
Most runs for KKR in IPL after 5 innings:
Venkatesh Iyer – 193
Jacques Kallis – 193
Brendon McCullum – 189
Chris Lynn – 176
16 – Arshdeep Singh has picked 16 wickets in IPL 2021 which is most for PBKS player in this season.
Most wickets in IPL 2021:
Harshal Patel – 26
Avesh Khan – 18
Jasprit Bumrah – 16
Arshdeep Singh – 16
Mohammed Shami – 15
5 – KL Rahul has become the 5th Indian Player to win 2 MoM awards in IPL 2021.
Indians winning 2 MoM awards in IPL 2021 :