IPL 7 amazing stats: Gautam Gambhir's 8th 'duck' and Sunil Narine's fastest 50!

In the Indian Premier League opener in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders spinner Sunil Narine became the fastest to 50 IPL wickets while Gautam Gambhir scored his eighth zero.

updated: April 17, 2014 16:41 IST
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Twenty20 cricket can make a mockery of your reputation. When Lasith Malinga 'castled' Gautam Gambhir in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday night, the Lankan not only gave defending Indian Premier League champions Mumbai Indians the start they were looking for but consigned the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper to a 'dubious' record of sorts. It was Gambhir's eighth zero in IPL and only one less than record holder leg-spinner Amit Mishra (9). (Related: Reuniting with Kallis helped me, says Manish Pandey)

Gambhir is actually in an 'exclusive' club of top batsmen with eight or more scores of zero. KKR teammates Manish Pandey and Jacques Kallis also have scored eight ducks and so has disbanded Pune Warriors' leg-spinner Rahul Sahrma. Interestingly, both Pandey (64) and Kallis (72) were architects of KKR's 41-run win in the IPL 7 opener. (Also read: Gambhir says KKR can be lethal)

This victory was KKR's biggest in terms of runs over Mumbai and their sixth biggest in IPL. KKR's largest win is by 140 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chinnaswamy Stadium on April 18, 2008. (Highlights from the match | Scorecard | Match report | Pics)

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