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IPL 2024 : Travis Head's Stormy Century | leader


Bangalore, News Agency : Sunrisers Hyderabad (IPL 2024) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 25 runs in a high-scoring match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Monday. This match became the highest run scorer in T20. Both teams scored 549 runs in this match. Royal Challengers Bangalore got tired while chasing this record score. In reply to Sunrisers Hyderabad's 287, RCB started with a bang; But once again Virat Kohli's wicket fell and the train rumbled. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Pat Cummins turned the match around with 3 important wickets bringing his experience. Dinesh Karthik stood up for RCB when it seemed that RCB's game would be over within 150. He struggled on the field; But he missed the historic victory.

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis gave RCB the expected start. Both of them put 80 runs on the board in 6.2 overs. Mayank Markande gave Bengaluru a big blow. Virat got a hat-trick of 42 runs in 20 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes. Will Jacks (7) was run out, while Markande dismissed Rajat Patidar (9) for his second wicket of the innings. Faf du Plessis was the only obstacle and was removed by Pat Cummins in the 10th over. Faf du Plessis was caught for 62 off 28 balls with 7 fours and 4 sixes. Cummins dismissed Sourav Chauhan in the same over to take RCB from 80 not out to 122 for 5. (IPL 2024)

Mahipal Lomror and Dinesh Karthik kept RCB's hopes alive with a 25-ball 59-run partnership; But Cummins broke the partnership. A little slow; But he bowled a triple off Mahipal (19) on the akhud ball. Karthik was battling and took on the impossible challenge of taking the team to 72 off 18 balls; But Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled the 18th over well and conceded only 14 runs. RCB wanted 58 runs in 12 balls. Karthik's strong knock in the 19th over. Natarajan broke. Karthik scored 83 runs in 35 balls with 5 fours and 7 sixes. RCB reached 262 for 7.

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore's bowlers were once again unscathed. After Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma had put centuries on the board in 7.1 overs, Head brought up his century in 39 balls. Then Henrik Klaassen showed up. In the same season against Mumbai Indians, Hyderabad broke the record of highest score in IPL history by scoring 277 runs. He broke that record on Monday. (IPL 2024)

Head scored his half-century in 20 balls. He got strong support from Abhishek. In the ninth over, Abhishek flicked the ball towards square leg and was caught by Ferguson. Abhishek was bowled by Rise Topley for 34 off 22 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. Both of them added 108 runs in 49 balls. Hyderabad's flow of fours and sixes did not stop. They sent Henrik Klaasen to bat at number three while promoting him.

Travis Head's power play continued and he took the team to 128 runs in 10 overs. Head completed his century in 39 balls and became the fourth fastest century in IPL history. Lockie Ferguson sends him back. Head was dismissed for 102 off 41 balls with 9 fours and 8 sixes. His and Klaassen's partnership of 57 (26 balls) ended. After the wicket of Head, Klaasen kept the run rate going with his hands free. He completed his half century in 23 balls and took Hyderabad to 205 runs in 15 overs.

Klaasen's effort was stopped by Ferguson with a slower ball in the 17th over. Klaasen was dismissed for 67 off 31 balls with 2 fours and 7 sixes. Aiden Markram was caught on a full toss by Yash Dayal; But that ball was a no ball. Abdul Samad scored 4, 4, 6, 6, 4 in the 19th over to take the team to 266 runs. Markram then went on to cross the mark of 277 runs and again became the highest score in IPL history. Bengaluru's Lockie Ferguson (52), Rise Topli (68), Yash Dayal (51) scored more than fifty runs in 4 overs. Hyderabad became the first team to score 2500 runs twice in the same season. Hyderabad scored 287 for 3 in 20 overs.

* RCB captain Faf du Plessis must have regretted winning the toss and opting to bowl first. Sunrisers Hyderabad broke their own record for the highest total in IPL history today. Along with this he broke 6 major records.

* Sunrisers Hyderabad broke their own record for the highest score in IPL history by scoring 287 for 3. In the same IPL, he scored 277 runs for 3 against Mumbai Indians.

* Today, Hyderabad took the record of 22 sixes in an IPL innings. He broke RCB's record of 2013 (21 sixes vs. Pune Warriors).

* Sunrisers Hyderabad became the first team to score more than 250 runs twice in an IPL season; He also scored more than 270 runs in a single season.

* 287 runs became the second highest score in T20 cricket. Nepal scored 314 runs against Mongolia in 2023. Hyderabad broke Afghanistan's (278 runs vs. Ireland, 2019) record today.

* Sunrisers tied Lucknow Super Giants (41 vs Punjab Kings, 2023) for the second most fours and sixes in an IPL innings. In 2013 Royal Challengers Vs. Bangalore had hit 42 fours and sixes in the Pune Warriors match.

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