IPL 2021; Devdutt Padikkal Scores His Maiden IPL Century As RCB Thrash RR by Ten Wickets

Devdutt Padikkal RCB
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Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) opener Devdutt Padikkal scored his maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) century to help chase down 177 with more than three overs to go against Rajasthan Royals (RR). Dev Padikkal played an excellent knock, scoring 101 off fifty-two deliveries Fourth Karnataka batsman to attain a century in the IPL takes a bow, young man, maiden century in IPL for Gayle and young gun Padikkal on a constant day with Kohli on another end.

Rajasthan Royals crumbled under pressure in the opening overs and was reduced to 43/4. In middle overs somehow Shivam Dube’s 46 and Rahul Tewatia’s 40, the men in pink managed to post a total of 177/9 at the end of their 20 overs.

And Everyone loves the way Virat Kohli has just allowed him to take center stage, taking singles and putting him back on strike. Feel for Rajasthan Royals, they fought back nicely while batting, but RCB & their faithful fans deserve a great year this was the fastest century in the IPL by an uncapped player.

Devdutt Padikkal and Virat Kohli, who remained unbeaten with a good opening partnership played a crucial role in achieving this as RCB registered a victory by 10 wickets and 21 balls to spare. Skipper King Kohli also put on a show with a gutsy 72* Runs which was his first half-century of the season. And registered the highest opening partnership in the history of the Indian Premier League 2021.

Devdutt Padikkal And Virat Kohli

The left-hander had a slow start to the tournament after missing his first game against Mumbai Indians just recovered from COVID-19. But he bounces back to form with his stunning display which saw him dominate the Rajasthan Royals bowlers.

Devdutt Padikkal

Highest Opening Partnerships in The History of IPL 2008-2021

PartnersTotal RunsTeamOpposition TeamGroundMatch Date
J Bairstow, D Warner185SRHvs RCBHyderabad31 Mar 2019
G Gambhir, CA Lynn184*KKRvs Gujarat LionsRajkot7 Apr 2017
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal183Kings XI Punjabvs Rajasthan RoyalsSharjah27 Sep 2020
SR Watson, Faf du Plessis181*CSKvs Kings XI PunjabDubai 4 Oct 2020
V Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal181*RCBvs Rajasthan RoyalsMumbai22 Apr 2021
Chris Gayle, TM Dilshan167RCBvs Pune WarriorsBengaluru23 Apr 2013
SR Tendulkar, DR Smith163*Mumbai Indiansvs Rajasthan RoyalsJaipur20 May 2012
D Warner, J Bairstow160SRHvs Kings XI PunjabDubai 8 Oct 2020
M Hussey, M Vijay159CSKvs RCBChennai28 May 2011
A Gilchrist, VVS Laxman155*DCvs Mumbai IndiansMumbai27 Apr 2008
D Warner, W Saha151*SRHvs Mumbai IndiansSharjah3 Nov 2020
Jayawardene, V Sehwag151DDvs Mumbai IndiansDelhi21 Apr 2013
Chris Gayle, V Kohli147RCBvs Kings XI PunjabBengaluru18 May 2016
D Warner, V Sehwag146DDvs Kings XI PunjabDelhi23 Apr 2011
A Rahane, S Watson144RRvs Chennai Super KingsAhmedabad19 Apr 2015
M Vijay, M Hussey139*CSKvs Kings XI PunjabMohali10 Apr 2013
D Warner, S Dhawan139SRHvs KKRHyderabad 30 Apr 2017
P Shaw, S Dhawan138DCvs Chennai Super KingsMumbai10 Apr 2021
D Warner, S Dhawan137*SRHvs Gujarat LionsRajkot21 Apr 2016
A Gilchrist, P Valthaty136Kings XI Punjabvs Deccan ChargersHyderabad 16 Apr 2011

Next Match For RCB

RCB will look to continue their unbeaten run in IPL 2021 when they face CSK on April 25, while Rajasthan Royals will hope to gain some momentum against KKR a day before at the same venue.

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