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Srinagar: IPL 2024 is turning into a bloody toil for the bowlers as runs are being piled up in almost every match with KKR vs Punjab Kings clash on Friday also witnnessing historic run chase that shttered plenty of record.

The two sides locked horns at the Eden Gardens on Friday where the Kings emerged victorious as they chased down the 262-run target in just 18.3 overs, with nine balls to spare as Jonny Bairstow and Shashank Singh took KKR bowlers to the cleaners.

Batting first, KKR hit 18 maximums as they looked unstoppable but the Kings replied to the Knight Riders in their own way and recorded 24 sixes in the second innings, making it a total of 42 sixes in a single T20 match, which is the most.

Most sixes hit in a T20 match
42 sixes — Kolkata Knight Riders vs Punjab Kings, Kolkata, 2024

38 sixes —Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians, Hyderabad, 2024

38 sixes —Royal Challengers Bengaluru vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Bengaluru, 2024

37 sixes — Legends vs Kabul Zwanan, Sharjah, 2018

37 sixes — Patriots vs Tallawahs, Basseterre, 2019

The Kings also completed the highest chase in T20 cricket, breaking South Africa’s record of chasing 259 against West Indies in 2023.

Highest successful chase in Men’s T20 cricket:
262 — Punjab Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata, IPL 2024

259 — South Africa vs West Indies, Centurion, 2023

253 — Middlesex vs Surrey, The Oval, T20 Blast 2023

244 — Australia vs New Zealand, Auckland, 2018

243 — Bulgaria vs Serbia, Sofia, 2022

243 — Multan Sultans vs Peshawar Zalmi, Rawalpindi, PSL 2023

Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 108 off just 48 balls with the help of eight fours and nine sixes and Shashank Singh’s explosive innings down the order propelled the Kings to a remarkable win.

Singh scored 68 runs on just 28 at a massive strike rate of 242.86, courtesy of two fours and eight sixes and made sure that his side emerged winners in their 262-run target chase.

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