It was a run feast for the cricket lovers on Sunday as they enjoyed a series of fours and sixes on a relaxed Sunday.
In-form Mayank Agarwal hammered his maiden century to power Kings XI Punjab to a mammoth total of 223 for 2 against Rajasthan Royals in the Dream11 Indian Premier League match at the Sharjah Cricket ground. It was the highest total of the thirteenth edition of IPL so far after Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith asked them to bat first.
It was an absolute carnage as opener Agarwal pummelled 106 off just 50 balls to complete his first IPL century. The Bangalore-based cricketer pounded ten fours and seven sixes to make good use of the comparatively smaller Sharjah ground.
Along with Agarwal, Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul also continued his golden form to slam 69 off 54 balls. The last-match here cracked seven boundaries and a six during his yet another fantastic knock.
Agarwal’s ton is now the second fastest century by an Indian batsman in the IPL. Openers Rahul and Agarwal brought up the third highest opening partnership in the history of the IPL when they added 183 runs for the first wicket against RR.
Sunrisers Hyderabad openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner broke the record for highest opening partnership last season as they put up an opening stand of 185 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn held the record for an opening stand of 184 for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions in 2017.
Kings XI Punjab 223 for 2 in 20 overs (Mayank Agarwal 106, KL Rahul 69, Nicholas Pooran 25 not out, Glenn Maxwell 13 not out; Anjit Rajpoot 1-39, Tom Curran 1-44) vs Rajasthan Royals.