Indian Premier League 2020, has already reached the penultimate stages and has witnessed some heart-thumping action, high octane clashes and mouthwatering player matchups. Not only that, this season’s edition has been privy to some new records being scripted and some old records getting broken.
Here’s a list of all the records that has got broken in this season’s IPL.
IPL 2020: Jasprit Bumrah Records His Best T20 Figures vs Delhi Capitals
Jasprit Bumrah won the man-of-the-match award for his stunning performance against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 to help Mumbai Indians reach the final.
The India pacer took four wickets for 14 runs in his four overs as MI crushed DC by 57 runs, after setting them a 201-run target. In the process, Bumrah dismissed DC’s highest scorer Shikhar Dhawan for a duck and later an on-song Marcus Stoinis to break a key partnership. He also took a double-wicket maiden, in the process.
IPL 2020: DC registers hat-tricks of Ducks
DC’s opening batsmen – Prithvi Shaw, Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan – all three departed for golden ducks without a score on the board.
Prithvi Shaw was not even given a chance to set as after facing two balls, Trent Boult sent him back on the third.
Boult soon charged again after Ajinkya Rahane joined Dhawan at the crease. On his fifth delivery, Rahane was given LBW.
In the second over, Jasprit Bumrah came in to attack and Dhawan, who was facing the speedster, could not calculate his yorker. A brilliant yorker and Dhawan missed the line for the ball to crash into the base of his sticks.
183 Record Partnership between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal
The partnership between KL Rahul and Agarwal is the third-highest opening wicket stand in IPL. It is also the second-highest partnership for Kings XI Punjab for any wicket behind the 202-run stand between Adam Gilchrist and Shaun Marsh against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2011.
Best Strike Rate in the Last 12 Balls of the Innings by Rahul Tewatia
Rahul Tewatia’s strike rate in the last 12 balls of the innings was 375, the best ever by anyone with more than 10 balls, the sequence reading 22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199.0.6.6.W. Mind it, in the first 19 balls of the innings, he struggled, scoring just eight runs without hitting a single boundary.
KL Rahul’s record century
Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul slammed his second IPL century and the first of the ongoing Dream11 Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) season against Royal Challengers Bangalore to score the highest by any IPL captain in an innings.
The 28-year-old batsman smashed 132* off just 69 balls as he plundered the likes of Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, and Shivam Dube to all corners of the Dubai International Stadium. His breathtaking knock comprised of 14 fours and 7 sixes.
It is also the highest score by a wicket-keeper and by an Indian in the history of IPL.
132* – KL Rahul, 2020
126 – David Warner, 2017
119 – Virender Sehwag, 2011
113 – Virat Kohli, 2016
109 – Virat Kohli, 2016
108* – Virat Kohli, 2016
Faf-Watson stitch record partnership for CSK
The opening pair of Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson stitched CSK’s highest partnership run against KXIP, breaking a nine-year-old record. CSK’s previous best was for the opening wicket, in 2011, by Mike Hussey and Murali Vijay when they scored 159 against RCB in Chennai. It is also the highest partnership against KXIP for any wicket and the fourth-highest opening partnership in IPL history.
In the process, Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis recorded highest ever partnership for Chennai Super Kings in IPL history. It is also the ninth-highest stand in the IPL for any wicket.
181*S Watson – F du Plessis v KXIP Dubai 2020
159 M Hussey – M Vijay v RCB Chennai 2011
139*M Hussey – M Vijay v KXIP Mohali 2013
134 S Watson – A Rayudu v SRH Pune 2018
Shikhar Dhawan’s historic consecutive tons
Delhi Capitals’ opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday became the first player to register consecutive centuries in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Dhawan achieved the feat as he brought up his century against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the ongoing IPL 2020. In the match against KXIP, Dhawan smashed 12 fours and 3 sixes to bring up his century off just 57 balls.
The century was second in a row by the 34-year-old as he smashed an unbeaten ton in his previous match as well, against Chennai Super Kings and notably it was Dhawan’s maiden IPL century.
Mohammed Siraj’s historic back-to-back maiden overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Mohammed Siraj on Wednesday created history as he became the first bowler to bowl two maiden overs in an IPL match.
The 26-year-old achieved the feat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Siraj was seen at his best as his first two overs conceded no runs and he also ended up taking the wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana. Overall, his bowling figures were 4-2-8-3.