42 sixes, 523 runs, Punjab broke the records of T20 history, world record in IPL

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. Friday 26th April has been recorded forever in the history of the Indian Premier League. There were a lot of records in the match played between Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Batting first in this match, Kolkata scored 261 runs for 6 wickets. While chasing the target, after Jonny Bairstow's century, thanks to Shashank Singh's blazing half-century, Punjab achieved it in 18.4 overs by losing just 2 wickets.

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Punjab Kings captain Sam Curran had decided to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders after winning the toss. Thanks to the stormy opening of Sunil Narine and Phil Salt, the team scored 261 runs. Chasing the huge target, Prabhsimran Singh and Jonny Bairstow took the team to 93 runs in just 6 overs.

Flop batter created chaos, century changed the history of IPL, Punjab's record breaking win over KKR.

The first blow came in the form of Prabhasimran but Bairstow batted brilliantly and scored a century. After this, Shashank Singh stepped on the field and ended the match in 18.4 overs by scoring unbeaten 68 runs, hitting 8 sixes and 2 sixes in just 28 balls.

A flurry of records during the match
The records made during this match are astonishing. This is the biggest run chase in the history of T20. 523 runs were scored in the match, which is the highest number of runs scored in any match in the history of T20 cricket. The record of most sixes was also destroyed during the match. The batsmen of both the teams together hit a total of 42 sixes. A total of 37 fours were hit in the match between Punjab and Kolkata, which is a record in itself. This is the first time in T20 history that a score of more than 260 runs was scored and the result went in favor of the team chasing the target.

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