Sangakkara, Yuvraj, Ganguly Cross 800 Runs Mark

Kolkata, Apr 5 (IANS): Kumar Sangakkara Sunday became the first Kings XI Punjab batsman to score 800 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL), followed by teammate Yuvraj Singh, while Saurav Ganguly became the first player to cross the same mark for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sangakkara amassed 826 runs at an average of 30.59, including six fifties in 32 matches.

Other statistical highlights of the match between Kings XI and the Knight Riders here Sunday:

Yuvraj is the second player for Kings XI to complete 800 runs in the IPL, amassing 809 (ave.24.51), including three fifties in 38 matches.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene were associated in a stand of 98 for the second wicket, which is Punjab's highest for any wicket against Knight Riders in the IPL.

Ganguly (36 off 31 balls) is the first batsman to make 800 runs for the Knight Riders - 815 runs at an average of 25.46 in 35 matches.

Ganguly is the top scorer for the Knight Riders in the 2010 edition of the IPL, aggregating 277 runs at an average of 30.77, including two fifties, in nine matches.

Kings XI have recorded their second victory in the third edition of the IPL.

The Knight Riders (200/3) have posted their highest total in the third edition of the IPL.

The score is the first ever of 200 in the IPL at the Eden Gardens, while Kings XI (204 for two wickets) is now the highest ever at this venue.

Kings XI total is the third successful chase of 200-plus in the IPL.

Chris Gayle (88 off 42 balls) has recorded his highest score in the IPL, outstripping 75 off 60 balls against Mumbai at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai March 22, 2010.

Irfan Pathan has become the first all-rounder to complete the double of 500 runs and 40 wickets in 37 matches.

Mahela Jayawardene (110 not out off 59 balls) has recorded his best ever innings in IPL - his first century in Twenty20.

Jayawardene's brilliant unbeaten knock of 110 is the second highest after Shaun Marsh (115 off 69 balls against Rajasthan at Mohali on May 28, 2008). They are the only two batsmen to register hundreds for Punjab in the IPL.

Jayawardene has received his fourth Man of the Match award in the IPL.

Gayle and Manoj Tiwary have added 101 for the second wicket - their highest for this wicket position in the IPL.



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