Rishabh Pant rewrote the history books after his sensational 128 for the Delhi Daredevils became the highest score by an Indian batsman in T20 cricket.
Pant scored 68.4% of his side’s runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, which is the second-highest % ever in an IPL innings. Brendon McCullum holds the record for the highest after he scored 158 (71.17% of his side’s runs) for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008 in their total of 222/3 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first ever IPL match.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for 43 runs off the 11 balls he bowled to Pant, which was the most the bowler has ever conceded to a single batsman in a T20 game, as well as the highest by a batsman against any bowler in a match in the 2018 season.
Pant went past 400 runs (and 500 runs!) in the IPL during this innings, taking him to the top of the run charts for 2018. He has now scored 521 runs at 52.10 per innings, and at a strike rate of 179.65, putting him in fourth spot in the IPL strike rate stakes behind Krishnappa Gowtham (S/R 202.32), Andre Russell (S/R 187.93) and Ben Cutting (S/R 187.50).
Rishabh Pant against the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers
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