Royal Challengers Banglore star opener batsman Devdutt Padikkal became the 3rd uncapped batsman to score a century in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
Royal Challengers Bangalore opener Devdutt Padikkal made history by playing an unbeaten inning of 101 runs (52 balls) against Rajasthan Royals in Wankhede, Mumbai. In fact, he has now become the third uncapped player to score a century in the IPL. Paul Valthaty and Manish Pandey have done this feat before him.
Manish Pandey played 114* against Deccan Chargers Hyderabad while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2009. He is also the first Indian batsman to score a century in the IPL.
At the same time, Paul Valthaty played 120* runs against Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2011 while playing for Kings XI Punjab. Interestingly, all three batsmen scored an unbeaten century.
Padikkal and Virat have a record opening partnership
Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli shared a record 181-run opening partnership for RCB to chase down the target of 178 runs from Rajasthan Royals. For RCB, this is the biggest partnership for the first wicket.
Padikkal scored an unbeaten 101 off 52 balls. During this time, 11 fours and six sixes came out of his bat. This is the first century of Padikkal in the IPL.
At the same time, Virat Kohli played an innings of 72 runs in 47 balls. During this innings, he hit six fours and three sixes. During this, Kohli also completed his 6000 runs in IPL. He has become the first batsman to do so in the IPL.
Rajasthan had scored 177 for 9 wickets in 20 overs in the first play. In response, Royal Challengers Bangalore easily chased down the target without losing any wickets in just 16.3 overs.