Nicholas Pooran was on fireplace on Monday. With his crew Lucknow Super Giants chasing an enormous 213-run goal in opposition to the Royal Challengers Bangalore, Pooran took it upon himself to spice up his crew. He got here to bat within the eleventh over, with LSG at 99/4. Off simply the second ball he confronted, Pooran hit an enormous six off RCB spinner Karn Sharma. That was simply the beginning. He hit 5 extra sixes to achieve the 50-run mark in simply 15 balls – the joint second-fastest fifty in IPL ever. He reached 50 within the fifteenth over and in the end departed within the seventeenth over. He ended on 62 off simply 19 balls [4s-4 6s-7] and his strike-rate was an astounding 326.32. It’s the fourth-highest SR in an IPL innings (50+ runs).
Fastest 50s in IPL
1. 14 KL Rahul vs DC Mohali 2018
2. 14 Pat Cummins vs MI Pune 2022
3. 15 Yusuf Pathan vs SRH Kolkata 2014
4. 15 Sunil Narine vs RCB Bengaluru 2017
5. 15 Nicholas Pooran vs RCB Bengaluru 2023
Earlier, Captain Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell struck blistering half-centuries to energy Royal Challengers Bangalore to an imposing 212 for 2 in opposition to Lucknow Super Giants in an Indian Premier League match in Bengaluru on Monday. While Du Plessis made an unbeaten 79 off 46 balls, Kohli took the centre stage initially together with his 44-ball 61-run knock, because the duo shared 96 runs for the opening wicket after being despatched into bat.
After a sedate begin, Kohli smashed Avesh Khan for a six and 4 in consecutive deliveries within the second over to up the tempo.
Avesh was once more on the receiving finish of Kohli’s wrath as the previous India captain clobbered the bowler for 3 boundaries within the fourth over.
High on confidence, Kohli then pulled Krunal Pandya over the fence within the subsequent over.
Kohli was at his finest as he hit straight over Mark Wood‘s head for a boundary after which pulled the bowler over deep midwicket for a most.
Kohli introduced up his fifty with a single off Ravi Bishnoi within the ninth over.
RCB skipper Faf du Plessis, on the hand, performed the second fiddle and took his time. While Kohli went hammer and tongs, the South African performed sensibly, hitting the unhealthy deliveries to the fence.
Kohli lastly departed within the twelfth over when he pulled Amit Mishra to Marcus Stoinis at sq. leg.
While Du Plessis struggled to get going initially, Glenn Maxwell (59 off 29 balls) introduced his arrival on the crease with a 4 and 6 off Mishra.
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