Kings XI Punjab annihilated Kolkata Knight Riders by 9 wickets in a rain-affected match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and registered their fourth win of IPL 2018 campaign.
KXIP captain R Ashwin won the toss and asked KKR to bat first. With Chris Lynn's 74 and captain Karthik's 43 runs, KKR posted a huge total of 191/7 in 20 overs.
In the second innings of the match, KL Rahul and Chris Gayle smashed all Knight Riders bowlers, all over the park, and scored 96/0 in 8.2 overs before the rain came.
After the break, KXIP needed 29 runs in 28 balls. KL Rahul (60 off 27 balls) and Chris Gayle (62* off 38 balls) helped the team to chase down the DLS target of 125 runs in the 12th over.
All the stats and facts from the eighteenth match of IPL 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab in Kolkata -
3 - This was Kings XI Punjab's third win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in ten matches they played.
3 - Chris Gayle has now scored three consecutive 50+ scores in this IPL season and became the third KXIP player to score three consecutive 50+ scores after David Miller and Glenn Maxwell.
Chris Gayle in IPL 2018 -
63 (33) vs CSK at Mohali
104* (63) vs SRH at Mohali
62* (38) vs KKR at Kolkata
9 - Kings XI Punjab's 9 wickets win is their third biggest IPL win in terms of wickets.
The biggest win for KXIP, by wickets -
10 wickets vs DD at Mohali, 2017
9 wickets vs RCB at Mohali, 2008
9 wickets vs KKR at Kolkata, 2018
19 - Wickets were taken by R Ashwin against KKR in the IPL - the most for him against a team in the IPL, he took 19 wickets at an average of 18.21 in 15 matches.
25 - Sunil Narine became the first bowler to take 25 wickets against Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.
54 - Chris Gayle's IPL batting average against KKR, he has scored 594 runs at an average of 54 in 14 IPL innings with the help of 4 fifties and 1 century.
116 - KL Rahul - Chris Gayle's 116 runs opening stand is the second hundred or more runs opening stand of this IPL season after Evin Lewis - Suryakumar Yadav's 102 against DD in Mumbai.
151.47 - Chris Lynn's strike rate in the Indian Premier League, he is one of the eight-players who has a strike rate of more than 150 in the IPL (Min. 500 runs).
229 - Chris Gayle's batting average in this season, he has scored 229 runs at an average of 229 in 3 innings with the help of 2 fifties and 1 century.
3071 - Chris Lynn completed 3000 T20 runs during his 74 runs knock. He has scored total 3071 runs at an average of 35.70 in 108 T20 matches.