IPL 2024: PBKS chase down mammoth total against KKR

Last night against KKR, the Punjab Kings displayed their aggressive hitting ability. Take a look at the numerous records that were shattered last night.

In a thrilling run-fest at Kolkata’s famous Eden Gardens stadium, Punjab Kings upset Kolkata Knight Riders. The formidable task of 262 runs to be chased in the second innings fell to the Punjab Kings. The Sam Curran-led team broke numerous records as they came within eight balls of reaching the target. These are the records that were shattered the previous evening.

Highest successful chase

With 261 runs scored in the first innings by Kolkata Knight Riders, it seemed improbable that PBKS would win the game. The opening partnership of 138 runs was shared by Phil Salt and Sunil Narine. With nine fours and four sixes in 32 balls, Narine amassed 71 runs. Conversely, Salt received six fours and sixes apiece.

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PBKS had a fantastic start to their innings, scoring 93 runs on the powerplay. Prabhsimran Singh amassed 54 runs off of 20 balls, including five sixes and seven fours. The knock that gave this innings real substance belonged to Jonny Bairstow. Bairstow amassed 108 runs in 48 balls, eight fours, and nine sixes en route to an undefeated century. Bairstow was backed by Shashank Singh and Rilee Rossuow. Rossuow smashed two sixes and a four to score 26 runs in 16 balls. However, Shashank continued to win, amassing 68 runs in just 28 balls. He hit eight sixes and two fours.

Second most runs in a T20 match

The KKR-PBKS match did not have as many runs as the RCB-SRH encounter, despite the fact that it ended in a decisive manner. The 523 runs scored in the game tied for the second-most in a Twenty20 match, only surpassed by the 549 runs scored in the RCB-SRH encounter.

Most sixes in a T20 match

Eighteen of the match’s forty-two sixes were hit in the opening innings. Six sixes shattered by salt. Bairstow hit nine of the twenty-four sixes in the second innings, while Shashank smacked eight. 

Most sixes in a innings in IPL

In the second innings, PBKS blasted 24 sixes, shattering the record for most sixes in an IPL innings. Sunrisers Hyderabad previously held the record when they scored 22 sixes against Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bengaluru.

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Most 200-plus chases

PBKS has now chased down seven totals of more than 200 runs with their pursuit of 261. They have pursued five 200-plus totals in T20 cricket, more than any other team, including the Mumbai Indians, Quetta Gladiators, India, and Australia.

Half-centuries galore for the openers

All four of the opening batsmen scored half-centuries for the eleventh time in T20 cricket. All four of the openers hit half-centuries in an IPL match for the first time, despite this happening eleven times in T20 cricket. The highest number of runs ever scored in an IPL match was 308, which was scored by Phil Salt (75), Sunil Narine (71), Prabhsimran Singh (54) and Jonny Bairstow (108*).

High striking half-centuries

Five fifties were hit at a strike rate higher than 200 for the first time in T20 cricket history. In a contest when Shashank, Bairstow, and Narine all reached their fifties in 23 balls, and Salt reached his fifty in 25 balls, Prabhsimran recorded the fastest half-century of the innings in just 18 balls.

Conclusion

With their amazing display of power striking, Punjab Kings smashed hearts and records during the Eden Gardens. They had a daunting 262 run chase ahead of them, but they didn’t give up. PBKS won because to a combination of Jonny Bairstow’s explosive century and the brilliance of Prabhsimran Singh and Shashank Singh. They smashed records for the most sixes in an IPL innings, the greatest successful chase, and more with their relentless onslaught. This historic game gives up its position in cricket history and makes PBKS the best chasers.

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