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IPL 8: KXIP vs RR – Match in numbers 

As we already said in our head to head stats of KXIP (Kings XI Punjab) and RR (Rajasthan Royals) teams that this will be a match dominated by the Australians, it was actually a bit more about the Australians as Australian legend Richie Benaud passed away.

Australians cricketers were trending all over the cricketing world and rightly so. In today’s article we will take a look at some important numbers from the match between Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals played in Pune yesterday. The Royals won the match quite easily in the end but were made to play hard to score their runs in the beginning.

Let us take a look important numbers from yesterdays match:

Teams led by Australians: Both the teams yesterday were led by Australians (George Bailey for Kings XI and Steve Smith for Rajasthan Royals). From the 8 allowed overseas players in both teams, there were 5 Australians in total that featured in the game.

 A game of ducks: Ajinkya Rahane recorded his 6th IPL duck in this match, whereas Virender Sehwag took his tally of ducks to 7 in IPL. This was 4th first ball duck for Sehwag, and the remaining 3 have all been 2nd ball ducks.

Faulkner scores his best: James Faulkner played a match changing innings by scoring 46 runs, which was also his highest ever score in T20 career.

5th Man of the Match Award: James Faulkner won his 5th man of the match award in yesterday’s game. He scored 46 runs with the bat and took 3 wickets by giving away just 26 runs. He has received this award twice in the year 2013 and twice in 2014.

James Faulkner has come in as a revolution for Rajasthan Royals, his all round performances have helped the team a lot and with the guidance of an legend like Rahul Dravid he would only get better in his game.

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