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Top 5 IPL batsmen who outscored their opposition

KL Rahul (Image credits: iplt20.com)
KL Rahul (Image credits: iplt20.com)
Vyshakh K
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Modified 05 Oct 2020, 17:11 IST
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The first two weeks of IPL 2020 have certainly lived up to the hype. We've already seen two Super Overs, some dubious umpiring decisions, plenty of sixes, a record-breaking ton, and few heart-breaks.

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul's blistering 132* against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Dubai kept the record-books tumbling. The 28-year-old made mincemeat of RCB bowlers and en route notched up the highest score by an Indian in IPL history. What makes his 132* more impressive is the fact that he barely slogged a bowl and still managed to end up with a strike-rate of 191.3.

The premier batsman's ton inflicted a 97-run defeat on RCB, and he outscored the opposition in the process. Virat Kohli's men were bowled out for 109. Cricket is bizarre, isn't it?

(Image credits: iplt20.com)
(Image credits: iplt20.com)

As outlandish it may seem, Rahul is not the only one to achieve this feat. Here, we delve into other such eccentric occurrences where a batsman has outscored their opposition in the IPL:

#5. Brendon McCullum (2008)

Brendon McCullum (Image credits: iplt20.com)
Brendon McCullum (Image credits: iplt20.com)

Date: 18 April 2008

Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore

Brendon McCullum 158* (73)

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KKR 222/3 Vs RCB 82

Brendon McCullum blasted his way to an epic career-defining 158* off 73 balls on the opening night of the first edition, which not only provided a crazy start to the tournament, but also laid to rest those who doubted the tournament's longevity. The Kiwi dasher struck 13 sixes and 10 boundaries and had a phenomenal strike-rate of 216.43 to boot.

The Sourav Ganguly-led Knight Riders went onto score 222 while Rahul Dravid's Royal Challengers Bangalore offered zero fight, wrapping up for 82.

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Published 04 Oct 2020, 14:40 IST
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