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The openers of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) batted tremendously against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and did not allow any success to be achieved while beating all the bowlers fiercely.
Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), making their debut in IPL 2022, has already shown a strong performance in the first season. This team is performing well under the captaincy of KL Rahul. This team with the opening pair of explosive batsmen like KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock has shown some great innings and partnerships on the field this season, but on Wednesday, both these legends made a comeback with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The game shown against ) caught everyone’s breath and at the same time changed history. De Kock and Rahul smashed the bowlers of Kolkata Knight Riders in such a way that the records were changed and now the names of these two stalwarts will be written at the top.
Lucknow batted first against Kolkata on 18 May at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai and scored a huge total of 210 runs in 20 overs. For that, Quinton de Kock scored a brilliant century and scored 140 runs. At the same time, captain KL Rahul also played an innings of 68 runs and played an important role in taking the team to this big score. Now playing such scores and such innings is a big deal, but it is seen in almost every season in IPL. So what is special about it?
Rahul-Dekock’s record number- 1
If this question is also arising in your mind, then the answer to only three words is – Record Opening Partnership. In fact, the work that De Kock and Rahul did at the DY Patil Stadium had never happened before in IPL history. What was not seen in 14 consecutive seasons, was seen in the 66th match of the 15th season. De Kock and Rahul made the record for the biggest opening partnership in IPL history.
In fact, both the batsmen together scored the entire 210 runs. This is the first time that the opening pair could share a partnership of 200 runs or more. Both of them broke the record of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, who added 185 runs against RCB in 2019.
Rahul-Dekock’s record number- 2
Not only this, Rahul and de Kock completed this 210-run partnership without getting out. That is, both returned unbeaten without coming out to bat. In this way, this is the first time in IPL history, when a team batted for the entire 20 overs without losing any wicket. In this partnership, De Kock played an astonishing innings of 140 runs in just 70 balls. This was his second century in the IPL. At the same time, Rahul scored 68 runs in 51 balls.