Punjab Kings created history in the 42nd match of IPL 2024 on Friday. In this match played at Eden Garden Stadium, Kolkata, Punjab Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders, who came to bat first after losing the toss, scored 261 runs losing 6 wickets in 20 overs. Phil Salt (75) and Sunil Narine (71) scored half-centuries. In reply, Punjab scored 262 runs in 18.4 overs. This is the biggest chase in IPL and T20 cricket. Many records were made during the match. Apart from this, these 3 players were the heroes of Punjab’s victory.

Highest target chase in IPL

262 runs: Punjab Kings vs KKR (2024)*
224 runs: Rajasthan Royals vs KKR (2024)
224 runs: Rajasthan Royals vs PBKS (2020)
219 runs: Mumbai Indians vs CSK (2021)
215 runs: Rajasthan Royals vs DEC (2008)
215 runs: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs RR (2023)
215 runs: Mumbai Indians vs PBKS (2023)

Most number of 200 run chases in IPL

7 – Punjab Kings
5 – Mumbai Indians
3 – Rajasthan Royals
3 – Chennai Super Kings
3 – Kolkata Knight Riders
3 – Lucknow Super Giants

Most sixes in men’s T20 match

42 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs PBKS, Kolkata, IPL 2024
38 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs MI, Hyderabad, IPL 2024
38 – Royal Challengers vs SRH, Bengaluru, IPL 2024

Most sixes in an IPL inning

24 – Punjab Kings vs KKR, Kolkata, 2024
22 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2024
22 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs DC, Delhi, 2024
21 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs PWI, Bengaluru, 2013

This has happened for the first time in IPL.
The opening batsmen of both the teams scored half-centuries in the match. This is the first time in the history of IPL that the opening batsmen of both the teams have scored half-centuries. Kolkata Knight Riders openers Phil Salt (75) and Sunil Narine (71), Punjab Kings’ Prabhsimran Singh scored 54 and Jonny Bairstow scored 108 runs.

Prabhsimran Singh
Chasing the target of 262 runs, Prabhasimran Singh gave a good start to Punjab Kings. He scored 54 runs in 20 balls at a strike rate of 270. During this, 4 fours and 5 sixes came from his bat. However, unfortunately Prabhasimran was run out. There was a partnership of 93 runs for the first wicket between him and Jonny Bairstow.

jonny bairstow
Jonny Bairstow, who was struggling with form, scored a century against Kolkata. He scored unbeaten 108 runs on 48 balls. In this innings he hit 8 fours and 9 sixes. He added 85 runs for the second wicket with Riley Rousseau. There was also a partnership of 84 runs between him and Shashank Singh.

Shashank Singh
Shashank, who proved his batting skills in IPL 2024, also played in this match. He played an unbeaten inning of 68 runs in 28 balls. During this, 2 fours and 8 sixes came from his bat.