It was the highest score by a captain in the IPL and the highest ever by an Indian player in the history of the tournament. It also helped KXIP to a comprehensive 97-run win.
In their last game, the M.S. Dhoni-led side suffered a 16-run defeat, and barring Faf du Plessis most of the CSK players failed in leaving an impact.
This was Rahul’s second IPL century and fourth overall in T20s. It was also the highest score by any Indian in the IPL, surpassing the previous record of 128 not out held by Rishabh Pant.
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Kings XI Punjab in their second match of Indian Premier League 2020 today.
KL Rahul will lead Kings XI Punjab today against Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. The two teams have a head to head record and some batting superstars amongst their ranks which could make this encounter a run feast.
The match was played in hot and humid conditions in Abu Dhabi which was a change for a number of key foreign players in the KKR squad like Andre Russell, Pat Cummins and Eoin Morgan.
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The enormous LED display began last night and showcased the KKR team players in their signature purple hue.
Chasing 217 for the highest total chased in IPL history, Dhoni on Tuesday came to the middle in the 14th over when CSK needed 103 off 38 balls. Faf du Plessis at the other end was struggling at that point.
Additionally, Samson took two catches and stumped two batsmen in CSK’s chase. RR already have another wicketkeeping options in Robin Uthappa and Jos Buttler, the latter of whom is yet to join the team.
Dhoni hit three consecutive sixes in the last over but it was not enough as CSK fell 16 runs behind in a high scoring fixture at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings made history when they became the first two teams to make the final of IPL back in 2008.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, IPL 2020 is being played across three venues in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) behind closed doors.
The 20-year-old batsman, who shared a 90-run opening stand with Aaron Finch, further said that Australia’s limited-overs skipper showed confidence on him which in turn helped him to bat freely.
Ashwin, who is representing Delhi Capitals this season, has not been able to dislodge Virat Kohli while conceding 152 runs so far to the present Royal Challengers Bangalore captain.
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CSK and MI – the two heavyweight champions of IPL are set to resume their rivalry in the opening fixture to be held at Abu Dhabi.
Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings have been synonymous to each other in the IPL, forming a relationship unlike no other in franchise cricket.