Rajasthan Royals will take on Kings XI Punjab on Sunday night which is billed to be a six-fest. With the Sharjah stadium boundary a little short compared to the other two venues, it is being predicted that it can rain sixes tonight.
Given the fact that both teams have looked in sublime form and coming on the back off a win, this looks like a plausible proposition.
Recently Rajasthan Royals also became joint record holders alongside CSK for hitting the most no of sixes in a single match. When Royals took on Chennai Super Kings at this venue in their opener, a total 33 sixes were hit in the match, which was the joint-highest in IPL history.
Also with Buttler joining the ranks, to go with the array of stars KXIP possess, that record could come under real threat. Let’s take a look at what our records can be under threat tonight when RR and KXIP lock horns.
Most sixes in a match (RR vs KXIP IPL 2020)
As Rajasthan Royals trumped Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in a run-fest on Tuesday, both teams equalled a six-hitting record from two years ago. A total of 33 sixes were hit in Match 4 of the IPL 2020, which is the same as the number of sixes hit during a match between CSK and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2018.
On April 25, 2018, CSK had gunned down RCB’s total of 205/8 in a blaze of sixes. CSK, chasing 206 to win, were lifted by Dhoni and Rayudu, who went on a six-hitting spree in Bengaluru. Rayudu cleared the boundary eight times in his knock of 82 off 53 balls, while Dhoni knocked seven sixes and remained unbeaten on 70 off just 34 balls. A six each was hit by Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo.
Most sixes by a team in a innings(RR vs KXIP IPL 2020)
Currently, CSK and Rajasthan Royals are the joint record holders for the most no of sixes hit by a team in one innings.
A similar sight unfolded on Tuesday night with Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson in Match 4 of the IPL 2020 knocking the stuffing out of CSK’s bowlers. Samson bludgeoned nine sixes, aided by Steve Smith’s four. Later on, in the final stages of the first innings, England all-rounder Jofra Archer went berserk scoring 27 not out off eight with four sixes as RR finished on a strong 216/7 – a combined 17 sixes in the innings.
On April 25, 2018, CSK had gunned down RCB’s total of 205/8 in a blaze of sixes. CSK, chasing 206 to win, were lifted by Dhoni and Rayudu, who went on a six-hitting spree in Bengaluru. Rayudu cleared the boundary eight times in his knock of 82 off 53 balls, while Dhoni knocked seven sixes and remained unbeaten on 70 off just 34 balls. A six each was hit by Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo
Most sixes by a batsman in a innings (RR vs KXIP IPL 2020)
The Indian Premier League has witnessed some outrageous knocks over the 12 seasons and some of them witnessed batsmen going completely berserk. These knocks by batsmen resulted in the most sixes in an innings in the IPL.
In the highest individual knock in T20 history, West Indies opener Chris Gayle slammed an epochal 175 in 66 balls studded with a mind-blowing 17 sixes. In a knock that progressed at a strike rate of 265.15, Gayle hit Pune Warriors India bowlers to all corners of the Chinnaswamy Stadium as Royal Challengers Bangalore recorded what is now the fourth-highest total in T20 history.