Sun. Aug 1st, 2021
IPL 2020: KL Rahul smashes records en route 2nd hundred of IPL career


Just after remaining dropped twice by RCB skipper Virat Kohli, KXIP captain KL Rahul raced to his 2nd IPL hundred in the 6th match.

KL Rahul. (Courtesy by BCCI)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Rahul completed on 132 off 69 balls as KXIP set RCB 207 to win
  • KL Rahul brought up his century with a 4 in the penultimate above of the match
  • KL Rahul also broke the record of scoring most runs for KXIP in an IPL inning

Skipper KL Rahul hit his 2nd IPL hundred as Kings XI Punjab dominated Royal Challengers Bangalore in match six of the 2020 Indian Premier League at the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli dropped two catches in two overs of a effectively-set KL Rahul, who went onto smash his 2nd IPL hundred off 62 balls. KL Rahul brought up his century with a 4 in the penultimate above of the match.

Rahul was searching in this kind of excellent touch as he swiftly altered gears and with a couple of boundaries puts strain on RCB bowlers. KL Rahul smashed Shivam Dube for 23 runs in the final above and took his complete to 132 not out, which is the highest score ever by a captain and an Indian in the historical past of the Indian Premier League.

Highest personal scores by captains in IPL:

132* – KL RAHUL nowadays
126 – David Warner for SRH in 2017
119 – Virender Sehwag for DD in 2011
113 – Virat Kohli for RCB in 2016
109 – Virat Kohli for RCB in 2016
108* – Virat Kohli for RCB in 2016

KL Rahul also broke the record of scoring most runs for KXIP in an IPL innings. The earlier record was held by Virender Sehwag who scored 122 runs towards CSK at Wankhede in 2014. In the very same innings, KL Rahul also broke batting stalwart Sachin Tendulkar’s eight-12 months-outdated record to grow to be the quickest Indian to attain the 2000 run-mark in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

KXIP vs RCB Reside Score, IPL 2020 Updates

Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal dismissed Mayank Agarwal for 26 to give RCB their 1st breakthrough. KXIP’s 1st wicket pair of Agarwal and Rahul additional 57 runs ahead of the stand was snapped by a Chahal googly. This was immediately after Virat Kohli won the toss and RCB opted to bowl.

“There have been a great deal of positives and it was the 1st game. Mayank’s batting and our team’s battle was heartening. Jordan and Gowtham are not enjoying, Murugan Ashwin and Neesham come in. Chris Gayle will come in at the correct time, do not be concerned about it. It was hard sitting at property and so we are grateful to get this possibility to perform. The guys are enjoying themselves in spite of the rustiness in the 1st game,” Rahul stated immediately after dropping the toss.

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