LSG vs GT: KL Rahul Records The Slowest Innings By An Indian Batter In IPL History

Updated - 22 Apr 2023, 10:55 PM

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KL Rahul, the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, recorded the slowest innings by an Indian in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday. Playing against the Guwahati Tigers in Lucknow, Rahul scored 68 runs off 61 balls at a strike rate of 111.48.

Rahul’s innings broke the previous record held by Shubman Gill, who scored an unbeaten 70 off 62 balls for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Abu Dhabi in 2020.

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Interestingly, David Warner also has the same record as Gill, having scored 70* off 62 balls for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Kings XI Punjab in 2019.

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Overall, the unwanted record for the slowest IPL innings by strike rate is still held by JP Duminy, who scored 59 runs off 63 balls at a strike rate of 93.65 for the Mumbai Indians against the Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab) in Durban in 2009. Aaron Finch is next on the list, having scored 68 runs off 62 balls at a strike rate of 109.68 for the Sunrisers Hyderabad against Mumbai Indians in Hyderabad in 2014.

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KL Rahul records the slowest innings by an Indian in IPL

Slowest IPL innings by strike-rates (min. 60 balls faced):

93.65 – 59(63) – JP Duminy, MI vs PBKS, Durban, 2009
109.68 – 68(62) – Aaron Finch, SRH vs MI, Hyderabad, 2014
111.48 – 68(61) – KL Rahul, LSG vs GT, Lucknow, today
112.9 – 70*(62) – Shubman Gill, KKR vs SRH, Abu Dhabi, 2020
112.9 – 70*(62) – David Warner – SRH vs PBKS, Mohali, 2019

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With KL Rahul’s slow innings, the Lucknow Super Giants suffered to get past Gujarat’s total of 134 in their allotted 20 overs.

KL Rahul came under major fire for his innings by fans and critics who felt that the batter could have finished the innings for his side. The batter himself felt like he could have finished the job and he couldn’t understand what went wrong for his side.

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KL Rahul and Lucknow Super Giants will surely be disappointed with their loss and will have to put their best put forward in the upcoming matches of the tournament.

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