Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain hit a flat six over midwicket off Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer Tim Southee to bring up his first fifty of the UAE leg of IPL 2021. Rahul, who has toppled Shikhar Dhawan to become new Orange Cap holder, stitched an important 70-run partnership with Mayank Agarwal.
Chasing a target of 166, KL Rahul laid a strong foundation with Agarwal, who scored 40 off 27. Earlier, after being asked to bat first, Kolkata opener Venkatesh Iyer stood tall after the dismissal of his opening partner Shubman Gill and scored his second IPL fifty. Rahul Tripathi (34) and Nitish Rana (31) were the other two major contributors from Eoin Morgan's side which collapsed from 90 for 1 in 11.2 overs to 165 for 7 in 20 overs.
What a beauty!
In a style!😍
KL Rahul brings up his half-century with a SIX 😍— avniii (@kafibohemian) October 1, 2021
That's one hell outta rocket!
Captain innings from KL!
Captain innings from @klrahul11 , 50 with that Six 😎— YATHI®️ (@ursyathi) October 1, 2021
Wait, how did that go for a SIX? Superb knock by KL Rahul. 👏#KKRvPBKS— Aditya Saha (@adityakumar4800) October 1, 2021
Powerful people come from powerful places!
Man in form!
Class from captain!
50 for KL rahul🔥🔥#PBKS should back them to win, till he is there— Arnav Verma (@cricketArnav) October 1, 2021