KL Rahul has made a spectacular ton as Kings XI Punjab defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. KXIP skipper KL Rahul opened the inning and just rattled the RCB bowling and helped his team reach the 200 mark. After this their bowling attack wrapped up Kohli’s eleven for just 109 with three overs to spare.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) September 24, 2020
KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 132 off 69 balls with seven sixes and 14 fours. His innings of 132 surpassed Rishabh Pant to post the highest individual score by an Indian in IPL history. It was not RCB’s day today as they are in hot waters right from the start of the run chase with Josh Phillippe (0) and Devdutt Padikkal (1) went back to the dug out in the first two overs. Kohli has a bad day in the filed as well as with bat. He just scored 1 runs of 5 balls. After Kohli, AB de Villiers came on the crease and joined Aussie skipper Aaron Finch. Both of them added 49 runs and scored boundaries whenever they got a bad ball. But then Ravi Bishnoi broke the partnership by getting the wicket of Aaron Finch. Washington Sundar scored the highest runs from RCB by hitting 30 runs off 27 balls. Ashwin got 3 wickets for KXIP. He just gave 21 runs. Bishnoi also got three wickets and other bowlers Cottrell (2/14), Glenn Maxwell (1/10) and Shami (1/14) were also impressive and economical. On the other hand RCB’s bowling trio Umesh Yadav (0/35), Navdeep Saini (0/37) and Dale Steyn (0/57) had a very bad day in the office as KL Rahul was on fire. Players from both the teams wore black armbands, honouring the Aussie cricketer and commentator Dean Jones who died due to cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Thursday.
KL Rahul with this staggering inning became the fastest Indian to reach 2000 IPL runs. He completed this milestone in his 60th innings. He broke little master Sachin Tendulkar’s record who reached the 2000 runs in 63 matches.