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IPL 9, Match 43: MI v KXIP – Statistical Highlights

Marcus Stoinis Kings XI Punjab
Marcus Stoinis. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Mumbai Indians making their playoffs road tougher after losing in their 2nd consecutive game at new home Vizag. Kings XI Punjab on other hand continue to do well under their new captain Murali Vijay. They now have 3 wins in 5 games under him while the two that they lost were last over finishes. After electing to bat, MI struggled on a slow pitch and managed to post only 124/9. Even though the pitch wasn’t easy to bat on, Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha kept the scoreboard ticking by picking up singles and finding the gaps. Their fifties helped KXIP record a 7-wicket win with 18 balls to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

2 – Only the 2nd time two of the top 3 batsmen in MI team got out for ducks in an IPL game. Other instance was in 2009 vs DD.

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3 – For the 3rd time, Unmukt Chand scored a duck in the first game he played in an IPL season. He scored ducks in his first games in 2011 and 2013 season.

3 – Number of times Glenn Maxwell has been dismissed for a duck in this season. He became the 3rd KXIP player to be dismissed for a duck on 3 occasions in a season.

4 – Number of fifties Murali Vijay has scored in this season, the most he has scored in an IPL season.

4/15 – Marcus Stoinis recorded his best figures in Twenty20 cricket. His previous best was 3/11 for Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades in this year.

6 – Number of Twenty20 centuries Rohit Sharma and Unmukt Chand have between them. Their pair is the first Indian pair in Twenty20 cricket to have 6 centuries in Twenty20s between them.

21 – Runs scored by MI in powerplay. The 2nd fewest they have scored in an IPL game. Interestingly, the top 3 instances of MI’s lowest powerplay scores in IPL have been recorded vs KXIP.

72 – Balls taken by MI to bring up the team 50. These are the 2nd most balls they have taken for team fifty in IPL.

116 – Murali Vijay and Wriddhiman Saha’s 117-run stand for the 2nd wicket is KXIP’s first century stand in IPL since 2014 Final.

372 – Runs scored by Murali Vijay in this season. This is first time since 2011 he scored more than 350 runs in an IPL season.

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