Raghuvanshi becomes the youngest batsman to score a half-century in debut IPL innings

Raghuvanshi becomes the youngest batsman to score a half-century in debut IPL innings

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Visakhapatnam. Angkrish Raghuvanshi of Kolkata Knight Riders has become the youngest batsman to score a half-century in his debut IPL innings. He achieved this feat against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.

Angkrish Raghuvanshi’s age at the time of coming into the match was 18 years, 303 days. Raghuvanshi is the youngest among the 23 batsmen who have scored 50+ in their debut IPL innings. Before this, Srivatsa Goswami was the youngest who had scored 52 runs on debut the very next day after completing 19 years.

Raghuvanshi completed his half-century in 25 balls. This is the second fastest half-century scored in the first IPL innings. On his debut in 2008, James Hopes scored a half-century in 24 balls.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ score of 272/2 in Visakhapatnam is the second highest score in the IPL. The highest score was made by Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians last week.

Kolkata batsmen hit 18 sixes against Delhi Capitals, which is the highest number of sixes hit by them in an innings. Earlier, he had hit 17 sixes against Chennai Super Kings in 2018 and Punjab Kings in 2019.

Kolkata’s Sunil Narayan has scored a half-century in the powerplay for the third time in IPL. Only David Warner (6) has scored more half-centuries than him in the powerplay in IPL. The score of 88 scored by Kolkata in the powerplay has become their second highest powerplay score. In 2017, against RCB he scored 105 runs in the first six overs.

Kolkata’s score after the first 10 overs was 135. This is the third highest score made by a team in the first 10 overs in IPL. Sunrisers Hyderabad had scored 148 runs and Mumbai had scored 141 runs only last week. Narine’s score of 85 against Capitals has become the highest individual score in 501 T20 matches. Earlier, his highest score in T20 was 79, which he made against Barbados Tridents.

–IANS

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