Mohali, Apr 21: An outstanding performance from Chris Gayle and AB de Viliers helped Royal Challengers Bangalore grab two back-to-back victories by beating Kings XI Punjab by five wickets at the PCA stadium in Mohali.
[IPL 5: Game 25: KXIP vs RCB, Mohali]
Here are the highlights of KXIP vs RCB:
# Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers put on 131 - RCB's highest partnership for any wicket in the IPL.
# Gayle won his ninth man of the match award in IPL, two less than Yusuf Pathan.
# Royal Challengers Bangalore have clinched back-to-back victories, winning three in six games.
# Gayle scored his second consecutive fifty to increase his tally to six fifties for RCB, including two centuries at an average of 61.00 for Bangalore.
# Kings XI Punjab hit a total of three sixes while Gayle himself hit four sixes to cruise past his second consecutive fifty.
# Punjab suffered two back-to-back losses, winning just two out of four games.
# Kings XI Punjab pacer Praveen Kumar remains wicket-less after six games.
# AB de Villiers scored his seventh half-century in 50 IPL matches.
# Chris Gayle becomes the second highest scorer in IPL 5 with 246 runs.
# Gayle has hit a total of 19 sixes this season, he holds the record of highest number of sixes in IPL with 89.
# Parwinder Awana's (34/4) four-wicket haul his is best bowling figures.