Rajneesh Gupta in Mumbai 06 May 2012 - 02:34am IST
Quick Stats: Match 47 – KKR v PWI
A first for Ganguly; Third for Gambhir; Fifth for KKR
3 Gautam Gambhir scored his third consecutive fifty – he had made 93 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 28 and 63 against the Chennai Super Kings on April 30. Gambhir thus became the second player, after Virender Sehwag, to score three consecutive fifties in IPL 2012. Sehwag has scored a world record five consecutive fifties.
5 Number of consecutive matches won by the Kolkata Knight Riders – first team to do so in IPL 2012.
8 Number of catches taken by Steve Smith in IPL 2012 – most by any fielder. He went ahead of Ajinkya Rahane, Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma.
15 Number of fifties scored by Gautam Gambhir in the IPL. He became the second player after Virender Sehwag to score 15 50-plus scores.
73 The sixth wicket partnership between Angelo Mathews and Sourav Ganguly is the highest partnership for this wicket by any team in IPL 2012 – overtaking the unbeaten 48-run partnership between Kevin Pietersen and Yogesh Nagar of the Delhi Daredevils against the Deccan Chargers
113 Runs added by Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum – highest first wicket partnership in all IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders. They surpassed the previous best of 101 runs between Brad Hodge and Manoj Tiwary against the Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kolkata in IPL 2010.