New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal propelled Kings XI Punjab to the highest poweplay score of the Indian Premier League 2020 during match against Rajasthan Royals at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Agarwal went on to smash his maiden century in the IPL off just 45 balls, before being dismissed on 106 by Tom Curran in the 17th over of the match. During the innings, Rahul and Mayank broke record for the highest opening partnership for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL history. 

Rajasthan Royals had won the toss and invite Punjab to bat first.  Punjab had went into the match with unchanged squad, meaning that Chris Gayle missed out in the playing XI for the third consecutive match. The Jamaican cricker is yet to play a match in the IPL 2020.

A phenomenal 183-run stand between Mayank and Rahul helped the team register a mammoth total of 224 runs. Chasing the total, Rajasthan Royals lost its opener Jos Buttler early. However skipper Steve Smith and Sanju Samson then carried the innings forward and guided his team to a record run chase in the Indian Premier League history.

Rahul Tewatia was another star for Rajasthan as he scored a phenomenal 53 off just 31 balls to help Rajasthan chase the target. Tewatia was struggling initially but in the 19th over, he smashed Sheldon Cottrell for five sixes in an over to help Rajasthan get back in the chase. Tewatia's five sixes to Cottress change the whole game and helped Rajasthan chase a record 224 against Punjab in Sharjah.

Posted By: Lakshay Raja