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KKR’s best batsman, Sunil Narine, slams first ever IPL ton & continues his golden run in IPL 2024

KKR’s best batsman, Sunil Narine, slams first ever IPL ton & continues his golden run in IPL 2024

Prior to this scintillating century, the opener's highest ever T20 score was 85. 

Sunil Narine has done the unthinkable. The Kolkata Knight Riders spinner has become their first centurion for the franchise in the IPL 2024 season. The southpaw opener smashed a maiden IPL century in just 49 balls, which happens to be the joint fastest century by a KKR batter.

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IPL 2024: Highest run-scorer for KKR

After his maiden IPL century, Sunil Narine is the highest run-getter for the Kolkata Knight Riders this season. The all-rounder is also the third-highest run scorer this season, behind the likes of Virat Kohli and Riyan Parag.

PlayerInnsRunsHSAvgSR10050
Sunil Narine6276100*46190.7111
Phil Salt620189*40.2151.1202
Shreyas Iyer614039*35122.800
Andre Russell412864*64203.1701
Angkrish Raghuvanshi41155428.75166.6601

Sunil Narine: 3rd centurion for KKR

Interestingly, Sunil Narine is just the third player from the Kolkata Knight Riders to score a hundred in the IPL. The first was Brendon McCullum, who scored KKR and the IPL’s first-ever hundred in 2008 against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. The last season saw Venkatesh Iyer score their second-ever ton, and now Narine has joined the short and illustrious list.

Brendon McCullum vs RCB: April 18, 2008
Venkatesh Iyer vs MI: April 16, 2023
Sunil Narine vs RR: April 16, 2024

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