New Delhi: Delhi Daredevils lost their seventh game in a row after they failed to defend a modest total of 164. Kings XI Punjab`s batsmen chased the total with two balls to spare. Delhi Daredevils put up a good show, but it was just not enough in the end. Here are the statistical highlights of the game.
# Sandeep Sharma has reached 25 wickets (ave. 16.16) in 13 matches - the fastest by a bowler to this milestone in the IPL.
# 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).
# 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.
# Jean-Paul Duminy, with 357 runs (ave. 51.00) in 12 matches, is the leading run-getter for Delhi Daredevils in the IPL 2014.
# 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 % 61.53.
# Delhi Daredevils scored 55 for the loss of one wicket - the most by them in the first six overs in the IPL 2014.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.