IPL 2020, Match 46: A look at the records scripted as KXIP steals a low scoring thriller
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) won the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by weight wickets in Sharjah. As KXIP escalates to the fourth position and KKR slides down to the fifth, here are a few records scripted in the low scoring match.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) pulled off a low scoring thriller match in Sharjah. Right from the start, they were promising both with the bat and the ball and gave little mileage to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in any way. As a result, they won the match by eight wickets.
Match report: KXIP won the toss and chose to ball first. KXIP bowlers had a way with the ball who scalped three wickets for ten runs in just two overs. It was then Shubman Gill (57 runs of 45 balls) and skipper Eoin Morgan’s (40 runs of 25 balls) 81-run partnership that gave KKR the stability they required in the middle. Hence, their innings concluded at 149 runs.
In return, KXIP led the way with the bat as well. They were off to a decent start and Mandeep Singh (66 runs of 56 balls) along with Chris Gayle (51 runs of 29 balls) took KKR bowlers in for a ride as they made a 100-run stand between them. This brought an easy win in KXIP favour who won the match by eight wickets.
Dinesh Karthik becomes the fourth Indian player to play 300+ T20 matches
As Dinesh Karthik played today for KKR, he became the fourth Indian player to play 300 T20 matches. Virat Kohli is just eight matches short to enter this club (currently 292) while Rohit Sharma tops the list having played 337 T20 matches for India.
Dinesh Karthik scripts an unwanted one
Dinesh Karthik who departed for a duck today entered a unique club of 8 single-digit scores in an IPL season (top-5 batting positions). The record was first registered by Gautam Gambhir in 2014.
Rishabh Pant enters a unique record list
Rishabh Pant becomes the second player to score most runs (217) without a 50+ score in IPL 2020. Pant has a highest of 38 runs scored in this IPL season. However, Eoin Morgan tops the list as he has scored 335 runs without a 50+ score in IPL 2020 (Morgan’s highest being 44 runs).
Bishnoi registers an unwanted record
Ravi Bishnoi from KXIP becomes the fourth bowler to concede most sixes (15) in IPL 2020. Surprisingly, Ravindra Jadeja from CSK tops the list having conceded 17 sixes in the tournament.
Gayle registers his highest against Narine
As Chrish Gayle hit 17 runs off Sunil Narine bowling today, he scored his highest runs against Narine in an IPL game.