KKR vs RR: Sunil Narine creates IPL history after smashing century

The former Windies' cricketer scored 109 off 56 balls

By Web Desk
April 16, 2024
Sunil Narine celebrates century. - BCCI

Sunil Narine scored his first T20 hundred during the IPL 2024 match between the Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens on Tuesday.

Opening the innings for KKR, Narine smashed a 49-ball century laced with eleven fours and six sixes beating his previous highest T20 score of 85.

By doing so, he became the first player in the IPL to have scored a hundred and picked a five-wicket haul.

Narine became only the third KKR batter to score a hundred after Brendon Mccullum and Venkatesh Iyer. The southpaw has hit 1313 runs in his career so far at a strike rate of 165.16, with one hundred and five fifties.

The 35-year-old offspinner has also picked up 168 wickets for KKR in 168 matches at an economy rate of 6.73 and an average of 25.82.

In his T20I career, Narine has scored only 155 runs in 51 matches at an average of 10.33.

Meanwhile, he made his way up into the top five of the leading run-scorers of the IPL 2024 season.

The table is, however, bound to see some more changes over the evening with RR’s Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag also in action.

Most runs in IPL 2024

Virat Kohli (RCB): 361

Riyan Parag (RR): 284

Sunil Narine (KKR): 276

Sanju Samson (RR): 264

Rohit Sharma (MI): 261