Credit: BCCI/IPL

Credit: BCCI/IPL

KKR defeated PBKS by five wickets to ensure they stay alive in the playoffs race for the IPL 2023. PBKS posted 179/7 on board with the help of a brilliant fifty from Shikhar Dhawan, while the fireworks from Shahrukh Khan and Harpreet Brar helped them to accelerate the total in the first innings. Varun Chakravarthy played a crucial role with the ball by picking three wickets (3/26).

KKR chased down 180 runs with the help of destructive innings from Andre Russell and Rinku Singh in the death overs. Initially, Jason Roy and Nitish Rana played a beautiful knock to set the tone for this run-chase, and again Arshdeep Singh ended up being too expensive with the ball in later overs.

Numbers and Stats from KKR vs PBKS game: 

3 - For the third time KKR finished off an IPL chase in the last ball of the match.

Instances of KKR finishing off an IPL chase in the last ball of the match:
vs CSK in Centurion, 2009
vs GT in Ahmedabad, 2023
vs PBKS in Kolkata, 2023 

3/26 -
Varun Chakravarthy recorded bowling figures of 3/26 in this game.

Varun Chakravarthy's best bowling figures in the IPL:
5/20 vs DC in Abu Dhabi, 2020
4/15 vs RCB in Kolkata, 2023
3/13 vs RCB in Abu Dhabi, 2021
3/26 vs PBKS in Kolkata, 2023
3/27 vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2023

6 - For the sixth time, the chasing side has won an IPL game in the final ball of the match. 

Most times finishing a run-chase in the last ball of the match in an IPL season:

7 times in 2012
6 times in 2023
4 times in 2016
4 times in 2021

13 - Andre Russell has won the most Player of the Match award (13) for KKR in the IPL.

Most times winning Player of the Match award for KKR in the IPL:
Andre Russell - 13

Sunil Narine - 12
Gautam Gambhir - 10

17 - Varun Chakravarthy has taken 17 wickets in the IPL 2023.

Most wickets taken by Varun Chakravarthy in an IPL season:
18 in 2021
17 in 2020
17 in 2023

21 -
KKR defeated PBKS 21 times in the IPL overall.

Most times winning against an opposition in the IPL:
MI - 23 vs KKR
KKR - 21 vs PBKS
MI - 20 vs CSK
CSK - 20 vs RCB

KKR have defeated PBKS nine out of twelve times at Eden Gardens in the IPL.

200 -
Andre Russell has a strike rate of 200 against PBKS in the IPL.

Highest strike rate for a batsman against an opposition in the IPL (Min 200 balls faced):
Andre Russell - 200 vs PBKS

Chris Gayle - 174.78 vs PBKS
Hardik Pandya - 173.94 vs RR