KKR vs RCB: Shardul Thakur breaks record with the bat at Eden Gardens

KKR vs RCB: Shardul Thakur scored the second-highest runs in a match of IPL after coming down to bat between seventh to eleventh position

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KKR vs RCB: Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur has become the fastest Indian to score an IPL fifty in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League. The Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder played a blinder & pulled KKR out of the mud. Shardul Thakur came into bat when KKR were at 89/5, but then played an inning to remember. The Indian all-rounder showed impeccable skills of batting and cleared the fence with ease with his shots. He also broke another record. Shardul Thakur scored the second-highest runs in IPL after coming down to bat between seventh to eleventh position. He came down to bat as a seventh batter in the KKR vs RCB match.

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KKR vs RCB:

Shardul Thakur got to his fifty in just 20 balls, becoming the fastest Indian player to get to a half-century in this edition of the Indian Premier League. He demonstrated a display of batting the top-order KKR batters failed to do and took on the RCB bowlers in a devastating fashion. This is also Shardul's 1st fifty in IPL. He ended up scoring 68 runs off just 29 balls. Thakur was outstanding for the two-time IPL champions, constructing his inning with 9 fours and 3 sixes. KKR, at one stage, were loosing hope but ended up scoring 204/7 at the end of their 20 overs.

Highest IPL Scores by batters batting at no 7-11 position:

Batsman Score Position of Batting
Andre Russell (KKR) 88*(36) 7
Shardul Thakur (KKR) 68(29) 7
Dj Bravo (CSK) 68(30) 7
Pat Cummins (KKR) 66*(34) 8
Dinesh Karthik (RCB) 66*(34) 7
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