5 big records were washed away in the tsunami of runs… the figures will surprise you

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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Punjab Kings successfully achieved the target of 262 runs with 8 balls remaining. Punjab holds the record for the biggest run chase in T20 cricket. Record rainfall occurred in the 42nd match of IPL

New Delhi. In the 17th season of IPL, the batsmen dominate the bowlers. The situation is such that the bowlers seem to be seeking shelter. When Kolkata Knight Riders had put 261 runs on the board in the match against Punjab Kings at their home ground, they would not have thought that they would face defeat. But the batsmen of Punjab Kings spoiled his hard work. Openers Jonny Bairstow and Shashank Singh thrashed the KKR bowlers and created the record of the biggest rain chase in T20 cricket. Not only this, there was a lot of fours and sixes in this match. Punjab broke 5 big records during this world record run chase.

Chasing the target of 262 runs, Punjab Kings (KKR vs PBKS) hit 24 sixes in their innings. This is the most sixes in an innings of any team in the history of IPL. Earlier this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad had hit 22 sixes in the match against RCB. But now this record has become in the name of Punjab which made it against Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens Stadium. In Men's T20 cricket, Nepal team has the record of hitting most sixes in an innings. Nepal had hit 26 sixes in the match against Mongolia in the Asian Games last year. In that match, Nepal had scored 314 runs for 3 wickets.

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Punjab destroyed Rajasthan's record
Rajasthan Royals recently successfully chased 224 runs against KKR. Then this was the biggest run chase in IPL history. But now Punjab has made this record in its name. A total of 42 sixes were hit in the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Punjab Kings. This is the most number of sixes hit in a match in the history of T20 cricket. Earlier this record was in the names of Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians. Who had hit 38 sixes in the current season of IPL.

Punjab chased the biggest run in T20 cricket
Punjab Kings set the record for the biggest run chase in T20 cricket. Before this, neither in IPL nor in any T20 cricket had such a big score been chased. Earlier, the record of the biggest run chase in T20 cricket was in the name of South Africa, which it made against the West Indies last year in 2023. South Africa had successfully chased the target of 259 runs.

Punjab chased the target of 200 plus for the 7th time
Punjab Kings is the first team to achieve the target of 200 or more for the 7th time in the history of IPL. After this, no team has been able to accomplish this feat more than 5 times. Mumbai Indians have chased the score of 200 or more 5 times while Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings, KKR and LSG have achieved this 3 times each.

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