Pathan pulls a Sehwag; Tiwary gets his second; DD win their first
By Rajneesh Gupta
Kolkata 06 April 2012
1410 Number of days after which Debabrata Das was playing an IPL match. He had last appeared for Kolkata Knight Riders against Kings XI Punjab at Mohali on May 25, 2008.
250 This was the 250th match in IPL history (excluding matches abandoned without a ball being bowled).
210 Irfan Pathan’s strike-rate with the bat (42* off 20 balls). He thus became only the second Delhi Daredevils batsman – after Virender Sehwag – to achieve a strike-rate of 200-plus in an innings of 20 balls or more. Incidentally, Sehwag has done so on five occasions.
31 Number of defeats for Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL – the same as those suffered by Royal Challengers Bangalore. Only Deccan Chargers have lost more matches (35) in IPL.
8 Number of reduced-over matches in the IPL. The side batting second has won six of them.
2 Number of golden ducks recorded by Manoj Tiwary in the IPL. He had earlier been dismissed for a first-ball duck against Deccan Chargers at Navi Mumbai in 2010 (caught by Rohit Sharma off Chaminda Vaas).
2 Number of Man-of-the-Match awards won by Irfan Pathan in IPL. His only other award had also come against Kolkata Knight Riders (for Kings XI Punjab) at Mohali in 2008.
1 Delhi Daredevils registered their first win over Kolkata Knight Riders at Kolkata in three attempts.