Chaos of flop batsman, century changed the history of IPL, Punjab's record win

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale  - Senior Editor
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New Delhi. In the Indian Premier League on Friday, Punjab Kings batsmen created history against Kolkata Knight Riders by achieving a record target. Batting first after losing the toss, they scored 261 runs for 6 wickets. Punjab Kings achieved the biggest target in the history of T20 cricket by achieving this on the basis of Jonny Bairstow's century and Shashank Singh's stormy innings.

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Shashank Singh again created chaos
Shashank Singh's stormy fifty was the most important in Punjab Kings' record run chase. He played an unbeaten inning of 68 runs on just 28 balls, hitting 8 sixes and 2 fours. During this brilliant innings, Shashank led the team to victory, not only in the tournament but also in T20 history, achieving the biggest target.

Bairstow's explosive century
Prabhasimran, who came to chase the huge score of 262 runs from Kolkata, along with Jonny Bairstow gave a stormy start to the team. Both scored 93 runs in just 6 overs. Prabhasimran played an innings of 54 runs hitting 4 fours and 5 sixes in 20 balls. After his dismissal, Bairstow continued his blast and scored a century. Completed his second century in IPL history by hitting 8 fours and as many sixes in 45 balls.

Kolkata's stormy opening goes waste
After losing the toss against Punjab Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders' openers made a strong start and laid the foundation of a big score. Sunil Narine and Phil Salt scored 137 runs for the team in just 10 overs. Both these batsmen scored fifties for the team. Narine scored 71 runs in 32 balls, hitting 9 fours and 4 sixes, while Salt, facing 37 balls, scored 75 runs hitting 6 fours and the same number of sixes.

Kolkata's second big score of the season
This season, Kolkata Knight Riders team scored above 260 runs for the second time. After scoring 277 runs against Delhi Capitals, the team scored 261 runs for 6 wickets against Punjab Kings. After the explosive start of Sunil Narine and Phil Salt, captain Shreyas Iyer played an important role in taking the team to this score by scoring 28 runs on 10 balls.

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