IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP: Mayank Agarwal scored his maiden IPL century off simply 45 balls.© BCCI/IPL
Mayank Agarwal notched up his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 century on Sunday off simply 45 balls, scoring it for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in opposition to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Sharjah. Opening the batting together with his Karnataka teammate and KXIP captain KL Rahul, Agarwal tore into the RR bowlers proper from the phrase go, hitting Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot for a flurry of boundaries contained in the Powerplay on a flat Sharjah deck. After the sector restrictions eased, Agarwal determined to make use of his ft and hit the leg spinners Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal for 2 sixes every of their first overs.
Agarwal introduced up his half-century within the ninth over off simply 26 balls and KXIP’s 100 got here up two balls later when Agarwal hit Gopal for the second six within the over.
Gopal, additionally a teammate of Agarwal and Rahul at Karnataka, was taken to the cleaners as Agarwal heaved the leg spinner for a six over cowl within the 13th over when Gopal was introduced again into the assault.
Jofra Archer was taken for 2 boundaries within the subsequent over as Agarwal moved into the 90s.
Eventually, Agarwal drove Gopal by means of the covers for 4 to convey up his maiden IPL century within the 15th over. The knock was studded with 9 fours and seven sixes.
KL Rahul’s type from the final match had rubbed on his teammate Agarwal and spelled doom for RR bowlers.
RR lastly acquired the higher of Agarwal when he holed out to Sanju Samson off Tom Curran however not earlier than the right-hander had smashed 106 runs off simply 50 balls with 10 fours and seven sixes.
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