Rashid’s 32 unremoved 79s, which included 10 sixes, were not enough to get Gujarat past MI 218/5; and Surya’s unbeaten 103 balls from 49 balls, including 11 fours and 6 sixes, proved to be key to his side’s 27-run win.
On their way, Rashid and Surya entered the record books. Here are those statistics:
– This is the first IPL Century by an MI player since IPL 2014. The previous one was scored by Lendl Simmons against Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) in May 2014.
– It’s also the first time since 2011 that an MI player has reached a century at the franchise stage, Wankhede. The last time this happened was when legendary Sachin Tendulkar smashed a 66-ball cent against former Kochi Tuskers Kerala in April 2011.
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– Rashid’s 10 sixes are the second most by a player in a chase in IPL history. The record is held by former MI batsman Sanath Jayasuriya. He broke 11 sixes chasing against Chennai Super Kings in the 2008 season.
– Adam Gilchrist (for former Deccan Chargers against Mumbai in 2008) and Kieron Pollard (for MI against Punjab Kings in 2019) also hit 10 sixes in an IPL chase.
– Rashid’s 10 sixes are now also the highest by a GT player in a single round. That record was previously held by Shubman Gill, who broke seven sixes in his 94 steps against Lucknow Super Giants this season.
– Rashid’s 10 sixes are now also the ninth highest in a single inning by a batter in T20 cricket. The most six touchdowns in a single T20 inning came off the bat of Chris Gayle, who broke 18 sixes in his 146-step knockout for Rangpur Riders against Dhaka Dynamites in the Bangladesh Premier League.
(With contributions from the agency)