It was one other nice outing for KL Rahul because the Punjab Kings skipper performed an unbeaten knock of 91 off 57 balls to assist his aspect impose a difficult 179/5 on the board of their Indian Premier League conflict towards Royal Challengers Bangalore on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Main his aspect from the entrance, the wicketkeeper-batsman performed at a formidable strike-rate of 159.65 and went on to hit seven fours and 5 sixes. With this effort, Rahul additionally overtook Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan and is now the brand new Orange Cap holder.
Rahul has up to now amassed 331 runs from seven outings, which incorporates 4 half-centuries. Dhawan stands second on the record with 311 runs from the identical variety of matches.
That is KL Rahul at his perfect
— Punjab Kings (@PunjabKingsIPL) April 30, 2021
Rahul began off his innings on a cautious observe and had simply managed to fetch 19 off the primary 22 deliveries he confronted. Nonetheless, as soon as he switched gears, Rahul performed at a strike-rate of over 200 and went on so as to add 72 in simply 35 deliveries.
In the meantime, Nicholas Pooran, who has up to now had a dreadful outing in IPL 2021, didn’t make any influence within the contest. The Windies cricketer was dismissed for his fourth duck of the event and went on to affix an wished record of cricketers with most variety of geese in IPL.
Most geese in an IPL season:
4 : H Gibbs, 2009
4 : M Manhas, 2011
4 : M Pandey, 2012
4 : S Dhawan, 2020
4 : N Pooran, 2021*#PBKSvsRCB
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) April 30, 2021
— The CricViz Analyst (@cricvizanalyst) April 30, 2021
In the meantime, through the conflict between Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier this month, Pooran grew to become the primary participant to be dismissed on a two-ball duck, one- ball duck and a duck with out going through a single ball in the identical season.
With two wins from six encounters, Punjab at the moment stand sixth on the factors desk and it could be fascinating to see if Rahul and co. handle to place brakes on RCB’s profitable momentum.