Punjab Kings (PBKS) skipper KL Rahul broke Virat Kohli’s file to develop into the quickest Indian batsman to five,000 T20 runs. Rahul took 143 innings to achieve the milestone whereas Kohli took 167 innings. Rahul wanted only one run to achieve the milestone earlier than the match. The 29-year-old might handle solely 4 runs from six deliveries earlier than shedding his wicket to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opening bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Rahul has 2,808 IPL runs from 76 innings to this point together with two centuries and 23 half-centuries. The main run-scorer of all-time in IPL is at the moment Kohli with 5,949 runs to his identify from 187 innings.
Within the ongoing IPL season, Rahul has scored 161 runs from 4 innings together with two half-centuries. He scored a quickfire 91 within the first recreation in opposition to Rajasthan Royals (RR). Nonetheless, PBKS have misplaced three out of their 4 video games within the season to this point.
“We knew what to anticipate right here. Tried to get used to the situations as shortly as we will. We had been 10-15 brief on this pitch. Bowlers tried very onerous, nevertheless it’s very onerous coming into these situations and adapting shortly. Hindsight is an attractive factor. We knew they had been going to come back onerous. It’s difficult to have attacking fields. Was ready for one in every of them to get out after which put strain. Needed to take the sport as deep as attainable. Sadly, we couldn’t get wickets within the center and that value us. Each recreation is vital for us and we’ve been in that place. It’s not a foul place to be in. Hopefully, study from our errors and preserve getting higher,” Rahul mentioned after the match.
SRH beat PBKS at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai by 9 wickets with eight balls to spare. Earlier, Rahul gained the toss and elected to bat first. PBKS batsmen didn’t sew an enormous partnership however saved shedding wickets at common intervals and posted a modest whole of 120. Khaleel Ahmed picked up three wickets and Abhishek Sharma picked up two wickets. Bhuvneshwar, Siddharth Kaul and Rashid Khan picked up one wicket every. SRH opener Jonny Bairstow lead the run chase as he remained unbeaten for 63.