Indian Premier League 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab: Mayank Agarwal hits IPL century in just 45 balls
IPL 2020, RR vs KXIP: Mayank Agarwal scored his first IPL century in just 45 balls.© BCCI / IPL
Mayank Agarwal scored his first Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 century on just 45 balls, scoring for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Sharjah. Making his batting debut with his Karnataka partner and KXIP captain KL Rahul, Agarwal provoked RR bowlers from Shabad Go, hitting Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajput for a flurry of boundaries within the powerplay on a fast Sharjah deck. . After relaxing the field restrictions, Agarwal decided to use his feet and hit two sixes off leg-spinners Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal in his first over.
Aggarwal scored his half-century off just 26 balls in the ninth over and KXIP’s 100 runs were scored two balls later when Aggarwal hit another six in Gopal’s over.
Agarwal and Rahul’s teammate Gopal were also taken to the cleaners in Karnataka, as Aggarwal bowled the leg-spinner for a six-over cover in 13 overs.Th Over when Gopal was brought back under attack.
Jofra Archer was taken for two boundaries in the next over as Aggarwal walked in the 90s.
Finally, Aggarwal dodges Gopal through the covers to complete his maiden IPL century in the 15th over. The knock took 4 fours and sixes.
KL Rahul’s form from the previous match wreaked havoc on his partner Aggarwal and created a doom for the RR bowlers.