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|
|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|
|RAJ vs PJB|
|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|
|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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