Kolkata Knight Riders started their campaign at home with a win after the hosts thrashed their mighty guests – Kings XI Punjab by 8 wickets who were unbeaten before this match.Now,no team in this IPL is unbeaten.
There are some facts and Statatistics of this match which we would like to present here infront of you all:
KKR registered their 43rd win in 71 matches while chasing in IPL.Now,It is the most wins by any team while chasing.Previous record was 42 by RCB in 79 matches.
Kolkata Knight Riders have now equalled the record of most consecutive wins against an opposition (including Super Over wins).KKR equalled Royal Challengers Bangalore.
8 RCB v DD/KKR vs KXIP*
7 CSK v DD
6 CSK v RR/RR v DD *
KKR registered their 14th win now against KXIP in IPL.It is the joint record most for a team against an opposition in IPL alongside MI against KKR.
Chasing 170+ targets in fewest overs:
190 in 14.4 MI v RR, Mumbai, 2014
184 in 14.5 GL v KKR, Rajkot, 2017
171 in 16.3 KKR v KXIP, today*
Fewest overs to 100 for KKR:
7.4 v GL, Rajkot, 2017
8.1 v KXIP, today *
8.6 v RCB, Bengaluru, 2015
Gautam Gambhir scored 72 in tonight’s match against KXIP.It is his highest individual score against KXIP.
Gambhir slammed his 33rd half century of his IPL career.It is the joint record with David Warner who has also scored 33 half centuries in his IPL Career.
KKR registered their 9th consecutive win while chasing at home which is also a record now.
Sunil Narine now holds the record of taking most wickets(87) before open the innings in IPL.He broke the record of R.Ashwin(56) who opened the innings against KKR in 2013.