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Old records shattered, new records created at Eden Gardens

Last updated on 26 Apr 2024 | 07:55 PM
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Old records shattered, new records created at Eden Gardens

The 42nd game of IPL 2024 witnessed never-broken T20 records getting demolished as KKR and PBKS broke almost all statistical paraments and set new heights

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has seen records getting broken every second day. Almost all records are getting rewritten as batters are taking big hitting to a whole new level. Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad saw all previous highest totals at their venues getting shattered. 

On April 26 (Friday), it was the turn of the "Mecca of Indian Cricket", The Eden Gardens, to set its record straight as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) set big records batting first. For their lack of fortune, all those records were destroyed within a couple of hours by their opponent Punjab Kings, who scripted history.

Here are the records broken during the course of the game:

KKR posted 261 batting first on their home turf. It was then the highest total posted at Eden Gardens in any T20 game. With a world record chase ahead of them, Punjab Kings (PBKS) took up the challenge, laid out a solid chase plan and executed it to perfection, resulting in the highest successful run chase in T20 cricket history.

With 261 and 262 being scored in both innings, respectively, a total of 523 runs were posted combined, which is the joint second-highest aggregate in a T20 game.

Among the 523 runs, 400 were scored by fours and sixes, which is also the joint most runs scored in boundaries in a T20 match.

Speaking of fours and sixes, the Eden Gardens witnessed a total of 79 boundaries in the game. It is the second most boundaries hit in a T20 contest.

Most Boundaries smashed in a T20 match

81 - SRH v RCB, 2024 (IPL)

81 - SA v WI, 2023 (T20I)

79 - PBKS v KKR, 2024 (IPL)

78 - MS v QG, 2023 (PSL)

Sixes were hit for fun as both teams one-upped each other in six-hitting. 42 sixes were hit, the most in a 20-over match. Twenty-Four of those 42 came when Punjab Kings were batting, the most in an IPL innings.

Most sixes in a T20 match:

42 - KKR v PBKS, 2024 (IPL)

38 - SRH v MI, 2024 (IPL)

38 - RCB v SRH, 2024 (IPL)

37 - St Kitts & Navis Patriots v Jamaica Tallawahs, 2019 (CPL)

Most sixes in an IPL innings:

24 - PBKS v KKR, 2024

22 - SRH v DC, 2024

22 - SRH v RCB, 2024

21 - RCB v PWI, 2013

Jonny Bairstow made a blistering comeback after missing a few games due to poor form. The Englishman scored his second IPL hundred, his first for the Punjab franchise, and became the 13th batter to score a hundred for PBKS in IPL history, the most for a team in IPL history.

Both teams smashed from ball one, resulting in PBKS and KKR posting the highest and third-highest powerplay total at Eden Gardens in the IPL.

Highest Powerplay total at Eden Gardens in IPL

93/1 - PBKS v KKR, 2024

78/1 - RR v KKR, 2023

76/0 - KKR v PBKS, 2024

76/1 - KKR v PBKS, 2017

KKR openers Phil Salt and Sunil Narine had a terrific 138-run partnership for the first wicket, which is the highest partnership at Eden Gardens in IPL history.

Highest partnership at Eden Gardens in IPL

138 - Phil Salt/Sunil Narine v PBKS, 2024

134 -Yusuf Pathan/Shakib al Hasan v GL, 2016

121 - Robin Uthappa/Shakib al Hasan v RCB, 2014

120 - Shreyas Iyer/Phil Salt v LSG, 2024

Punjab Kings conceded 200+ for the 28th time in the IPL. They surpassed RCB and became the team to concede the most 200+ totals in IPL history.

Most 200+ totals conceded in IPL

28 - PBKS

27 - RCB

22 - KKR

21 - CSK

21 - DC

Overall, it was a ground-breaking day in IPL and T20 cricket as records tumbled left, right and centre, with batters once again proving that no total is safe.

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