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Rahul Rewrites Record Books

Dubai: Kings XI Punjab captain Ok.L. Rahul on Thursday smashed just a few IPL data with a blistering 69-ball 132 — the very best particular person rating by an Indian participant within the IPL — that helped him cross the two,000-run mark within the cash-rich league and take his group to 206/three in 20 overs towards Royal Challengers Bangalore right here.

This was Rahul’s second IPL century and fourth general in T20s. It was additionally the very best rating by any Indian within the IPL, surpassing the earlier file of 128 not out held by Rishabh Pant.

Rahul reached three figures off 62 balls and was helped over the road by his reverse quantity Virat Kohli dropping a few sitters within the 17th and 18th over. He ended the innings unbeaten on 132 off 69 balls, his innings laced with 14 fours and 7 sixes. That is the primary century by any participant within the ongoing season of the league.

On the way in which, he additionally grew to become the quickest Indian batsman to 2,000 IPL runs, surpassing an eight-year-old file held by batting nice Sachin Tendulkar. Rahul introduced up the landmark in his 60th innings whereas Tendulkar reached the landmark in 63 innings.

(IANS)

 

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