Bangalore chase against Kolkata was powered by Chris Gayle's whirlwind knock. A look at the statitstical highlights from the IPL match.
# Bangalore have won six and lost five out of eleven contested against Kolkata at the IPL - winning % 54.54.
# Bangalore's eight-wicket win is their biggest over Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium - their second biggest overall, next only to the nine-wicket win at Eden Gardens on April 22, 2011.
# Bangalore's only ten-wicket win at the IPL is against Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore on March 18,2010.
# Jacques Kallis (2004) became the first overseas batsman and the fifth overall to amass 2000 runs or more at the IPL. He has joined Suresh Raina (2264), Gautam Gambhir (2187), Sachin Tendulkar (2071) and Rohit Sharma (2068).
# Gautam Gambhir's 59 off 46 balls is his 17th fifty, setting an IPL record for most innings of fifty-plus. Chris Gayle's match-winning innings is his 14th fifty at the IPL. Having scored three hundreds, Gayle and Gambhir now share an IPL record for most innings of fifty-plus.
# Gambhir (253) became the second batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (261) to register 250 fours or more at the IPL.
# Vinay Kumar, with seven wickets at 19.00 runs apiece in four games, became the leading wicket-taker in the sixth edition of the IPL.
# RP Singh (80 at an average of 24.32 in 69 matches) has become the second bowler after Lasith Malinga (84 at an average of 16.67 in 57 matches) to take 80 wickekts or more at the IPL.
# RP Singh is the first bowler to bag 15 wickets (ave.19.33) in nine matches against Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL.
# Virat Kohli, with 198 runs at an average of 66.00 in four matches is the top run-getter in the present competition. Gayle, with 191 at an average of 95.50 in four matches, has the next best tally.
# Kohli's tally of 57 sixes is the second highest for Royal Challengers Bangalore at the IPL, next only to Chris Gayle's tally of 117.
# Chris Gayle, with 14 sixes in four innings, is the leading batsman with most sixes in the IPL 2013.
# Gayle's tally of nine sixes is the most in an innings by any batsman against Kolkata Knight Riders at the IPL.
# Gayle's unbeaten 85 off 50 balls is his 35th fifty in Twenty20. His tally of 363 sixes is a record for most sixes in this format.
# Gayle is the first batsman to register 15 innings of fifty-plus (3 centuries and 12 fifties) for Bangalore at the IPL.
# Gayle is the second batsman to complete 1500 runs for Bangalore at the IPL - 1532 (ave.66.60) in 31 matches. Virat Kohli, with 1837 runs at an average of 30.11 in 81 matches, has the next best record.
# Gayle has been adjudged the man of the match for the 14th time in the IPL, extending his record.
# Gayle (1995) now needs just five runs to complete his 2000 runs for Kolkata and Bangalore at the IPL.