Twitter erupts as Sunil Narine hits maiden T20 century in KKR vs RR clash at IPL 2024


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)’s veteran bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine delivered a sensational performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Narine achieved a significant milestone by scoring his maiden IPL century, thrilling fans with a dazzling display of batting.

Sunil Narine’s brilliant century

Narine opened the batting for KKR and took his time to settle in. Once he found his rhythm, the West Indies star unleashed a barrage of powerful shots, dominating the Royals’ bowling attack. Narine reached his hundred in just 49 balls, propelling the Knight Riders to a massive total. His innings was studded with 12 fours and 6 sixes.

A historic achievement

Narine’s century marked a historic moment in IPL history as he became the first player to achieve the double milestone of scoring a hundred runs and taking 100 wickets in the league. Over his illustrious IPL career, spanning 168 matches, Narine’s versatility as a player has made him a valuable asset to KKR.

KKR’s strong batting performance

KKR’s total reached an imposing 223 runs in 20 overs, with Narine’s innings serving as the foundation. In addition to Narine’s century, Angkrish Raghuvanshi contributed a quick 30, while Rinku Singh added an unbeaten 20* to the tally. The collective batting effort set a challenging target for the Rajasthan Royals.

Bowling efforts by the Royals

For the Royals, the bowling unit faced a tough challenge against KKR’s powerful batting lineup. Avesh Khan and Kuldeep Sen managed to take two wickets each, while Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult each claimed one wicket. However, their efforts were not enough to contain the aggressive batting display led by Narine.

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