KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, two of Punjab's most bankable batsmen in Indian T20 League 2020, put together an incredible 183-run stand and enabled Punjab to post an intimidating 223/2 score for Rajasthan to chase in the ninth match of the 2020 Indian T20 League season. It looked like a tall order, to say the least, requiring a record-breaking effort from RAJto pull off a win.

That is just what they did, however, as Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia went to work and made the target a realistic possibility before Jofra Archer and Tom Curran applied the finishing touches to what became the highest successful chase in Indian T20 Leaguehistory.

Here, we look at some of the key stats from the contest:

Rajasthan pull off highest successful run chase in Indian T20 League

Perhaps fittingly, RAJ broke their own record set during their title-winning season in 2008, when they chased down a target of 215 set by the now-defunct Deccan at the opponents' home venue of Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium to boot.

Highest successful run-chase in IPL
Target Match Venue Date
224 Rajasthan v Punjab Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah 27-Sep-20
215 Rajasthan v Deccan Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad 24-Apr-08
209 Delhi v Gujarat  Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 04-May-17
206 Chennai v Bangalore MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai 12-Apr-12
206 Punjab v Chennai Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 18-Apr-14
206 Punjab v Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad 14-May-14
206 Chennai v Bangalore M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 25-Apr-18
206 Kolkata v Bangalore M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 05-Apr-19

A Powerplay to be proud of

RAJ wasted no time in hunting down PJB and their Powerplay score of 69/1 backs that up. Not only was it the highest Powerplay score of Indian T20 League 2020 but it was also their second-highest Powerplay score against PJB.

Powerplay score (IPL 2020) Match


60/0 PJB vs RAJ
59/1 MUM vs KOL
54/1 RAJ vs CHE
53/0 BAN vs HYD
53/0 CHE vs RAJ


Most runs in Powerplay by RAJ against PJB in IPL    
Matches Runs Wicket
Match 38, Rajasthan vs. Punjab, 07 Apr 2010 70 0
Match 9, Rajasthan vs. Punjab,27  Sep 2020 69 1
Match 4, Rajasthan vs. Punjab, 25 Mar 2019 64 0
Match 48, Punjab vs. Rajasthan , 05 May 2012 64 1
Match 40, Rajasthan vs. Punjab, 08 May 2018 63 1

Mayank Agarwal's speedy century

Mayank Agarwal's century on the night (100 off 45) was the second-fastest by balls faced by an Indian after Yusuf Pathan, who had done it in 37 balls.

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