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IPL 2020, KXIP Vs RCB: KL Rahul Hits Season's First Century, Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record

Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul, who scored a majestic century against Royal Challengers Bangalore, broke batting great Sachin Tendulkar's eight-year-old Indian Premier League (IPL) record

IPL 2020, KXIP Vs RCB: KL Rahul Hits Season's First Century, Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record
KL Rahul sweeps one against RCB | Courtesy: BCCI
IPL 2020, KXIP Vs RCB: KL Rahul Hits Season's First Century, Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's Record
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2020-09-24T21:29:51+05:30

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul on Thursday became the fastest Indian to score 2000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and broke batting great Sachin Tendulkar's eight-year-old record.

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Rahul achieved the feat during KXIP's second IPL 2020 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Dubai, UAE. He took 60 innings to breach the 2k mark. Tendulkar took 63 innings to reach the mark.

Rahul's team-mate Chris Gayle holds the record for the fastest 2000 runs in the IPL, in just 48 innings. Another former KXIP cricketer, Shaun Marsh, is second, in 52 innings.

Virat Kohli won the toss and asked KXIP to bat first in Dubai.

But Rahul made the best use of chances, read dropped catches, and become the first batsman to hit a century this season. He reached the ton in 62 balls with a four, off Dale Steyn in the penultimate over.

And that's not all. The KXIP skipper set a new standard. His unbeaten 132 off 69 is now the highest score by an Indian the IPL.

KXIP lost their season opener to Delhi Capitals in Super Over, in a match marred by umpiring controversy.

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