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IPL 2024: Sunil Narine Powers KKR To 4th Highest Powerplay Score In IPL History

Scoring a brilliant 88/1 in the first 6 overs, Sunil Narine went beast mode and rained sixes and fours in the powerplay. Sunil Narine scored his highest score in T20 cricket, scoring a swashbuckling 85 off just 38 balls.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Apr 3, 2024 20:50 IST
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Another day in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024), another record for the fans as Kolkata Knight Riders set the 4th highest powerplay score in IPL history courtesy of an explosive innings by Sunil Narine.

Fiery Powerplay

Scoring a brilliant 88/1 in the first 6 overs, Sunil Narine went beast mode and rained sixes and fours in the powerplay. Sunil Narine scored his highest score in T20 cricket, scoring a swashbuckling 85 off just 38 balls.

Highest Scores In Powerplay (IPL)

KKR – 105/0 vs RCB (2017)

CSK – 100/2 vs PBKS (2014)

CSK – 90/0 vs MI (2015)

KKR – 88/1* vs DC (Today)

Kochi Tuskers – 87/2 vs RR (2011)

Sunil’s fiery innings took KKR into the Top 5 powerplay scores in the tournament history. KKR’s 88/1 is now the 4th highest score in the powerplay over the years.

Flurry of Records

If that stat wasn’t enough, KKR then went on to register the 3rd highest score after the first 10 overs in IPL history.

Highest score after the first 10 overs in IPL

148/2 – SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2024
141/2 – MI vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2024
135/1 – KKR vs DC, Vizag, today*
131/3 – MI vs SRH, Abu Dhabi, 2021
131/3 – PBKS vs SRH, Hyderabad, 2014
130/0 – Deccan Chargers vs MI, Mumbai DYP, 2008

KKR scored 135/1 after 10 overs. Both batters including opener Sunil Narine and Angkrish Raghuvanshi didn’t want to stop the carnage in Vizag and continued to score at a high strike rate.

However, things slowed down after KKR lost Narine at 85 in the 13th over, with the score at 164/2 in 12.3 overs.

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First published on: Apr 03, 2024 08:50 PM IST

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