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 in Kolkata on 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.