Mumbai. Quinton de Kock scored a century in the important match of IPL 2022. He became the third player to score a century in the current season. Earlier, Jos Buttler has scored 3 centuries for Rajasthan Royals and KL Rahul, captain of Lucknow Super Giants, has scored 2 centuries. Dekock is playing from Lucknow in the current season. He completed his century off 59 balls. He scored a century against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). This is his second century in the overall IPL. He scored his first century in 2016. In the match (KKR vs LSG), Lucknow won the toss and decided to play first. Playing first, the team scored 210 runs without a wicket. KL Rahul also scored a half-century.
South African wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock remained unbeaten on 140 off 70 balls. Hit 10 fours and 10 sixes. That is, scored 100 runs in 20 balls from the boundary only. This is the highest score by any batsman against KKR. Not only this, for the first time in the history of IPL, an opening pair has shared a partnership of 200 runs.
third highest individual score
De Kock made the third highest individual score in the history of IPL. Earlier, Chris Gayle had scored an unbeaten 175 against Pune Warriors in 2013 while playing for RCB. At the same time, Brendon McCullum scored an unbeaten 158 against RCB while playing for KKR in 2008. That is, the batsmen who scored the three highest scores were not out till the end and landed as an opener.
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De Kock and Rahul added 210 runs for the first wicket. This is the highest partnership for the first wicket in IPL history. Earlier in 2019, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow had added 185 runs against RCB while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : May 18, 2022, 21:00 IST