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A night of firsts in IPL history!

Last updated on: April 17, 2024 19:53 IST
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Jos Buttler

IMAGE: Jos Buttler's knock became his seventh IPL century. Photograph: BCCI

In an IPL classic at the Eden Gardens, records tumbled like wickets during a high-scoring run fest between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday.

Centuries were struck, boundaries cleared, and history rewritten.

Sunil Narine, opening for KKR, smashed his maiden T20 century, a remarkable feat on its own. But Jos Buttler, the unstoppable force for RR, countered with an unbeaten 107, surpassing numerous records and securing a sensational victory for his team.


Buttler registered his seventh IPL century, propelling him to second place on the all-time list behind Virat Kohli, who leads the list with eight tons. He also holds the record for most centuries while chasing in the IPL (3), surpassing legends like Kohli and Stokes. This eighth T20 century further cemented his position as England's highest scorer in this format.

While Buttler stole the show with his match-winning knock, Narine wasn't to be outdone. He etched his name in the history books by becoming the first player in the history of IPL to score a century and also take a five-wicket haul. The West Indian spinner had picked up a five-wicket haul way back in IPL 2012, against Kings XI Punjab.

Sunil Narine

IMAGE: Sunil Narine celebrates his maiden T20 century. Photograph: BCCI

Narine also joined an elite club within KKR, becoming the third player to score a century for the franchise, following in the footsteps of Brendon McCullum and Venkatesh Iyer.

This high-scoring encounter was a night of individual brilliance and record-breaking feats, leaving fans in awe and hungry for more IPL action.

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