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Stats: Sandeep Sharma is milestone man in IPL

May 20, 2014 11:34 IST

Stats: Sandeep Sharma is milestone man in IPL

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Kings XI Punjab beat Delhi Daredevils by four wickets in their IPL match at Feroz Shah Kotla ground on Monday. 

Chasing 165 for victory, Punjab rode on a breezy 67-run opening stand between Virender Sehwag (23) and Manan Vohra (42 off 19 balls) to overhaul the target in 19.4 overs.

A look at key statistics from the match.

# Sandeep Sharma has reached 25 wickets (ave. 16.16) in 13 matches - the fastest by a bowler to this milestone in the IPL.

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# Sandeep's aforesaid bowling average is the best by a Punjab bowler in the IPL (minimum: 250 balls).

# Sharma has taken 17 wickets - the third highest tally in IPL 2014. Just two bowlers have captured more wickets than him this season - Bhuvneshwar Kumar (18) and Mohit Sharma (18).

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Image: Sandeep Sharma celebrates after picking a wicket
Photographs: BCCI

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Kings XI Punjab enjoy high success rate

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# While chasing, Punjab have won all five matches in the IPL this season - one each vs Rajasthan, Chennai, Delhi Hyderabad and Bangalore.

# Punjab have won eight and lost five out of 13 played against Delhi Daredevils in the IPL – success per cent 61.53.

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Image: Akshar Patel with George Bailey
Photographs: BCCI

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Karthik first Delhi batsman to register three fifties

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# Dinesh Karthik became the first Delhi batsman to register three fifties in the IPL 2014.

# Karthik (69 off 44 balls) has posted his 15th fifty in Twenty20 - his ninth in the IPL.

# Karthik is the fourth player to amass 1,000 runs or more for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL, aggregating 1016 (ave. 26.05) in 54 matches, joining Virender Sehwag (2174), David Warner (1435) and Gautam Gambhir (1097).

# In the course of his 69, Karthik has completed his 2,000 runs in the IPL - his aggregate being 2046 (ave. 25.25) in 104 matches.

# The aforesaid knock is the highest by a Delhi batsman this season in the IPL, eclipsing Jean-Paul Duminy's unbeaten 67 vs Bangalore at Sharjah on April 17, 2014.

# Jean-Paul Duminy, with 357 runs (ave. 51.00) in 12 matches, is the leading run-getter for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2014.

# Delhi Daredevils scored 55 for the loss of one wicket - the most by them in the first six overs in the IPL 2014.

# Delhi Daredevils have lost all seven games contested in India this season in the IPL. They became the first team to lose seven games in a row this year in the IPL.


Image: Dinesh Karthik
Photographs: BCCI

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