IPL 2022, LSG vs RCB, Eliminator: Rajat Patidar becomes first uncapped player to smash century in playoffs | Cricket News – Times of India


KOLKATA: Royal Challengers Bangalore batter Rajat Patidar on Wednesday turned the primary uncapped participant within the historical past of Indian Premier League (IPL) to smash a century within the playoffs.
The batter achieved this feat throughout his facet’s Eliminator conflict in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants right here at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
It was a memorable day on the area for Patidar as he smashed an unbeaten 112 off simply 54 to information his facet to an enormous complete of 207/4 on the finish of their 20 overs.
He additionally turned the primary participant from his facet to hit a century within the playoffs, surpassing Chris Gayle’s 89-run knock within the second qualifier in opposition to Mumbai Indians within the 2011 version of the league.
Beforehand, the very best rating by an uncapped participant in playoffs/knock-out matches was by Manish Pandey in the course of the 2014 version of IPL. Then taking part in for Kolkata Knight Riders in opposition to Punjab Kings within the finals, he had scored 94 runs for his facet.
Total, he’s the fourth uncapped participant to hit a century within the league. The primary one was Manish Pandey, who scored an unbeaten 114 in opposition to the now-defunct Deccan Chargers in 2009. The opposite uncapped gamers with an IPL century are Paul Valthaty (120* for Punjab Kings in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in 2011) and Devdutt Padikkal (101* for Royal Challengers Bangalore in opposition to Rajasthan Royals in 2021).
Thus far, 5 centuries have been scored in the course of the IPL playoffs/knock-out video games within the historical past of the league. This consists of Shane Watson (117* for Chennai Tremendous Kings in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2018 finals), Wriddhiman Saha (115* for Punjab Kings in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders in 2014 finals), Virender Sehwag (122 for Punjab Kings in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings in Qualifier 2 in 2014) and Murali Vijay (113 for Chennai Tremendous Kings in opposition to Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 in 2012).
Coming to the match, an unbeaten century by Rajat Patidar (112*) and his 92-run stand with wicketkeeper batter Dinesh Karthik powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to an enormous 207/4 of their 20 overs within the Eliminator conflict in opposition to Lucknow Tremendous Giants right here at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.


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