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Punjab Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 4 runs in the fourth match of IPL 2021. In this match, Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson smashed 119 runs off 63 balls. At the same time, Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul also scored 91 runs on 50 balls. Both these players also completed 2 thousand runs for their respective teams. At the same time, Samson also equaled AB de Villiers’ record in the century.
Gayle scored the most centuries in the league
Samson and de Villiers have scored 3-3 centuries in the IPL so far. Universal boss Chris Gayle holds the record for highest century in the league. He has scored a total of 6 centuries in 133 matches in the IPL. Virat Kohli is second in this case. He has scored 5 centuries in 193 matches. Samson also became the first IPL player to score a century in his first match as a captain.
Ajinkya Rahane scored the most runs for RR
Samson also became the third batsman to complete 2,000 runs from the Rajasthan team. He has scored 2026 runs in 80 matches for RR so far. Ajinkya Rahane holds the record for the most runs scored for Rajasthan. He has scored 2810 runs in 100 matches. Shane Watson is second in this list with 2372 runs.
Shaun Marsh scored the most runs for Punjab
Punjab captain Rahul also completed 2 thousand runs for his team. He became the second player in the franchise to do so. Rahul has scored 2013 runs for the franchise in 43 matches at an average of 55.91. Prior to this, Shaun Marsh played from the Punjab franchise from 2008 to 2017. During this time, he scored 2477 runs in 71 matches at an average of 39.95.
Valthaty has the most runs while chasing the target
Samson’s innings, however, went in vain and Rajasthan lost. Samson reached the number two position in scoring the most runs while chasing a target in the IPL. Paul Valthaty’s record of scoring the most runs while chasing the target is in the name. He scored 120 against the Chennai Super Kings in 2011, playing for Punjab. Virender Sehwag and Samson have 119-119 runs.
Samson scored 119 runs, yet the team lost
Samson reached the number two position in scoring the highest individual run for the losing team by chasing the target. Earlier in 2018, Rishabh Pant scored 128 not out while playing for Delhi Capitals. Despite this, his team had to face defeat.
Samson is at number two with 119 runs. In 2008, Andrew Symonds scored 117 not out against Rajasthan while playing for Delhi in the IPL. But Delhi had to face defeat in this match.