PBKS vs DC in IPL 2021: KL Rahul – Mayank Agarwal share second-highest opening partnership of IPL 2021- Punjab Kings opening batsmen Mayank Agarwal and skipper KL Rahul played superb innings against Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The duo shared a partnership of 122 runs for the opening wicket. While Mayank Agarwal smashed 69 runs, KL Rahul contributed 61 runs off 51 deliveries. In his 36-ball innings, Mayank Agarwal slammed 7 fours and 4 massive sixes to come back to form in style. On the other hand, KL Rahul reached his fifty off 45 balls with the help of 6 fours and a six. The duo had reached 59/0 in the powerplay and then there was stopping the IPL 2020 stars for Punjab Kings. The duo took on every DC bowler including pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada and Chris Woakes.
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The highest opening score record in IPL 2021 is held by DC’s Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw. The duo had shared a 138 runs partnership against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their opening match of IPL 2021.
PBKS vs DC in IPL 2021: KL Rahul – Mayank Agarwal share second-highest opening partnership
|PP Shaw, S Dhawan||138||1st||Capitals||v Super Kings||Mumbai||10 Apr 2021||T20|
|KL Rahul, MA Agarwal||122||1st||Punjab Kings||v Capitals||Mumbai||18 Apr 2021||T20|
With the top knock, KL Rahul has also jumped to top 2 in Orange Cap leaderboard
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In the match, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant on Sunday won the toss and elected to bowl against Punjab Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here at the Wankhede Stadium.
At the time of Toss, KL Rahul said: “Hopefully we can learn from the last game. The first six overs are key if we can bat normally. We need wickets in hand. You quickly reflect on those kinds of innings. It happens with every team, so you need to forget about it. Hopefully, we’ll be able to make runs on this wicket. It’s a good pitch to bat on so we need to make the most out of it. Ashwin misses and Jalaj Saxena comes in.”