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Stats: Azhar bags his 17th T20 MoM award

Last updated on: May 03, 2012 12:25 IST

Statistical highlights of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab, in Bangalore, on Wednesday.

# Nitin Saini (50 off 36 balls) registered his first fifty in Twenty20.

# David Hussey recorded ten sixes -- the most for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 5.

Azhar Mahmood# Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli were associated in a partnership of 119 for the second wicket -- Bangalore's highest for any wicket at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, in the IPL.

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# The above second-wicket partnership is a record for Royal Challengers Bangalore against Punjab in the IPL.

# Azhar Mahmood (3/20) registered his best bowling performance for Kings XI Punjab in the present edition of the IPL.

# Azhar got his 17th Man of the Match award in Twenty20 -- a tally exceeded only by Chris Gayle and Brad Hodge -- 18 each.

# Virat Kohli (45 off 42 balls) has scored just 192 runs in nine innings, at an average of 21.33, including a fifty, in the present edition of the IPL.

# Piyush Chawla is the leading wicket-taker for Punjab in IPL 2012, with 12 wickets, at 20.66, followed by Parvinder Awana (9 at 21.77 runs apiece) and Azhar Mahmood (8 at 17.12).

# The three leading run-getters for Punjab in IPL 2012 are Mandeep Singh (277), Shaun Marsh (256) and David Hussey (255).

# Zaheer Khan, with nine wickets, at 31.33 runs apiece, is the leading wicket-taker for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2012.

# Royal Challengers Bangalore have won four and lost five out of ten matches contested (NR 1) in the present edition of the IPL. In the points table, they are placed sixth.

# Kings XI Punjab have won five and lost five out of ten contested in the present tournament. They are now placed fourth in the points table.

# Punjab's four-wicket win, with one ball remaining, is their fifth in ten games against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL. Bangalore have also won five against Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

# Praveen Kumar (4-0-8-0) has an economy rate of 2.00 -- the best in the IPL 2012. This economy rate is the best by a bowler from Punjab in the IPL, overall.

# Gayle became the third batsman to amass 1000 runs for Bangalore in the IPL, totalling 1015 runs, at an average of 59.70 in 21 games, including two centuries and eight fifties. The three leading run-getters for Bangalore in the IPL are Kohli (1467), Kallis (1132) and Gayle (1015).

# Gayle (99 in 37 matches) is all set to become the first batsman to complete a century of sixes in the IPL. His present tally of 29 sixes in eight innings is the most in the IPL 2012.

# Gayle's brilliant 71 off 42 balls is his tenth half-century in the IPL. He is the second batsman after Sehwag to register five fifties in the IPL 5.

# Gayle (407 at 50.87) is the third batsman to aggregate 400 runs in the IPL 5, joining Rahane (458) and Sehwag (445).

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