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Sai Sudharsan & Shubman Gill score twin tons, script history in GT vs CSK

Sai Sudharsan & Shubman Gill score twin tons, script history in GT vs CSK

Gill and Sudharsan both got to their centuries in exactly 50 balls, became the first opening pair to hit tons, and equaled the record for the highest ever opening partnership. 

Sai Sudharsan and Shubman Gill may have singlehandedly won the Gujarat Titans the match. The GT skipper got to his hundred in just 50 balls and scored the 100th hundred of IPL. Brendon McCullum was the first player to score a ton in the IPL, and 17 years later, it’s Gill who completes the century. 

Gill & Sudharsan: Record Breakers 

The duo also became the first opening pair to score a hundred in the IPL’s history. Sudharsan also got to his hundred in 100 balls, and the duo tied the record for the highest opening partnership in the league, scoring 210 runs and equaling KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock’s 210-run stand against the Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022.

Sai Sudharsan has been criticized for his slow strike rate in IPL 2024. Despite being the Gujarat Titans (GT) highest run scorer, the southpaw couldn’t escape the scrutiny. In what has been a highly scoring season, Sudharsan, as a top-order batter, was scoring just at a strike rate of 114 in the powerplay. 

It seemed like Sudharsan heard his critics and tried to silence them against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The left-hander brought out his maiden IPL century in just 50 balls, hitting 11 boundaries (5 fours and 7 sixes) in the process. The way he paced his innings was truly incredible. 

Gill was struggling in the last few matches, but today he was batting like a man possessed. He scored 35(16) in the powerplay and 58(28) in the middle overs but slowed down as he neared his century, scoring 11(11) in the death. Nonetheless, he ended up with a strike rate of 189.09, while Sudharsan ended with a strike rate of 201.96.

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