Marcus Stoinis’ ton overshadows Ruturaj Gaikwad’s effort, IPL witnesses rare feat

Marcus Stoinis’ ton overshadows Ruturaj Gaikwad’s effort, IPL witnesses rare feat

Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants were involved in a high-scoring thriller. While Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a wonderful century in the first innings, LSG maestro Marcus Stoinis nullified the CSK skipper's innings with a match-winning 124*

Marcus Stoinis produced a batting masterclass to propel the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) to a stunning six-wicket victory over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL 2024 on Tuesday. Chasing a mammoth 211 set by CSK, Stoinis single-handedly steered LSG home with an unbeaten knock of 124 runs.

Earlier, Ruturaj Gaikwad laid the foundation for CSK with a brilliant century of his own. He anchored the innings with a well-paced 100, guiding his team to a seemingly defendable total of 210 runs.

However, Stoinis had other plans. Stepping onto the field in the very first over, the Australian all-rounder displayed phenomenal power-hitting. He smashed 13 fours and a staggering six sixes, finishing the chase with an unbeaten 124 off just 63 balls. His strike rate of nearly 200 left the CSK bowlers with no answers.

How often two batsmen have scored two centuries in an IPL match?

The recently concluded CSK vs LSG match witnessed a rate feat. While the cash-rich tournament has seen as many as 1,064 matches, Tuesday’ clash between the two sides was only the seventh instance of multiple centurions in a single IPL game. While Gaikwad first showcased his brilliance as he scored 108*, Stoinis outmuscled him with his 124*.

List of instances where multiple batsman scored centuries in a single IPL match

  • Virat Kohli (109) and AB de Villiers (129) for RCB vs Gujarat Lions in 2016
  • David Warner (100) and Jonny Bairstow (114) for SRH vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019
  • Heinrich Klaasen (104) for SRH and Virat Kohli (100) for RCB in 2023
  • Virat Kohli (101) for RCB and Shubman Gill (104) for GT in 2023
  • Virat Kohli (113) for RCB and Jos Buttler (100) for RR in 2024
  • Sunil Narine (109) for KKR and Jos Buttler (107*) for RR in 2024
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (108*) for CSK and Marcus Stoinis (124*) for LSG in 2024

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