Kings XI Punjab registered their second win of IPL 2018 campaign, as they defeated two times champions Chennai Super Kings by 4 runs in a high scoring match at the PCA Stadium in Mohali and Chennai Super Kings suffered thier first loss of this season.
Batting first, KXIP scored 197/7 in 20 overs. Chris Gayle on his KXIP debut scored 63 runs off 33 balls. In the run chase CSK lost both the openers cheaply but Dhoni's partnership of 57 runs with Rayudu and 50 runs with Jadeja kept CSK in the race.
CSK needed 55 runs in last 3 overs but they fell short of four runs despite Dhoni's onslaught and finished on 193/5 in 20 overs, Dhoni scored 79* off 44 balls.
All the stats and facts from the twelfth match of IPL 2018 between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings in Mohali -
1 - This was the first IPL game which Suresh Raina missed for Chennai Super Kings, he played 134 consecutive IPL games for this franchise since its debut.
2 - Number of ducks Aaron Finch made in this IPL and both have been golden ducks.
0 (1) vs RCB at Bangalore, 2018
0 (1) vs CSK at Mohali, 2018
22 - Chris Gayle scored his second fastest IPL fifty off 22 balls, his fastest fifty came off just 17 balls against Pune Warriors India at Bangalore in 2013.
27 - Chris Gayle scored his 27th 50+ score of IPL career, the second most by an overseas player after David Warner (39).
Most 50+ score by overseas players -
David Warner - 39
Chris Gayle - 27
AB de Villiers - 26
Shaun Marsh - 21
50 - Imran Tahir completed 50 IPL wickets, he took 35 matches to achieve this milestone.
Fastest to 50 IPL wickets -
Sunil Narine - 32 matches
Lasith Malinga - 33 matches
Imran Tahir - 35 matches
79* - MS Dhoni's highest individual score in the IPL, the previous best for him was 70* against RCB at Bangalore in IPL 2011.
Highest IPL scores for MS Dhoni -
79* vs KXIP at Mohali, 2018
70* vs RCB at Bangalore, 2011
67* vs SRH at Chennai, 2013
66* vs KKR at Kolkata, 2010