Quinton de Kock

KKR vs LSG, IPL 2022: Quinton de Kock KL Rahul put on a record-breaking 210-run first-wicket stand for Lucknow Super Giants against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR vs LSG) at the DY Patil Stadium on Wednesday.

Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul of the Lucknow Super Giants put up the best first-wicket stand in the Indian Premier League’s history. This is the first time in the IPL where a team batted first and finished 20 overs with an unbroken opening partnership.

On Wednesday against Kolkata Knight Riders, Quinton de Kock hit an unbeaten 140 off 70 balls while KL Rahul smashed 68 not out to set a new IPL record with their 210-run stand in 20 overs.

KKR vs LSG in the IPL 2022

This is the IPL’s second-highest undefeated partnership, and the third-highest for any wicket.

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner set the record for best opening partnership in the Indian Premier League with 185 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019.

For Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujarat Lions in 2017, Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn scored 183 for the first wicket.

Points Table for IPL 2022

KL Rahul contributed 183 with Mayank Agarwal for Punjab Kings against Rajasthan Royals in 2020, which is now the fourth highest opening partnership in the world.

On Wednesday, the de Kock-Rahul partnership was a statistician’s dream. Behind Chris Gayle and Brendon McCullum, who witnessed the carnage at the KKR camp, de Kock had the third highest individual score in the IPL.

Meanwhile, KL Rahul joined Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan as the third Indian to score 500 runs in the Indian Premier League in different seasons. Unlike Kohli and Dhawan, though, Rahul did so in five consecutive years.


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