SRH vs RCB: Watch - Rajat Patidar destroys Mayank Markande with four sixes in a row as he scores 19-ball fifty

Published - 25 Apr 2024, 08:58 PM | Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 08:59 PM

Rajat Patidar, Mayank Markande
Rajat Patidar, Mayank Markande

For the second game in a row, Rajat Patidar scored a whirlwind fifty in IPL 2024 as his brilliant knock gave Royal Challengers Bengaluru's innings the much-needed impetus in the ongoing game against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Batting first, RCB were off to a quick start with Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis adding 48 runs in less than four overs. T Natarajan broke the stand by dismissing du Plessis for 25. The RCB skipper's dismissal slowed down the run-rate as RCB finished the powerplay on 61 for 1.

SRH further strengthened their grip on the game when Mayank Markande dismissed Will Jacks in the seventh over to reduce RCB to 66 for 2. RCB were in desperate need of a quickfire knock from one of their batters and Rajat Patidar rose to the occasion.

The right-handed batsman fired on all cylinders right from the start and completed his fifty in just 19 balls. The highlight of the knock was the way he took Mayank Markande to the cleaners and hit him for four sixes in a row. In the 11th over, the right-handed batsman went all out against the leg-spinner. After Virat Kohli took a single to give Rajat Patidar the strike, the RCB batter hit Markande for four sixes in a row. 

Fastest 50s for RCB in IPL by balls faced
17 C Gayle vs PWI Bengaluru 2013
19 R Uthappa vs PK Bengaluru 2010
19 R Patidar vs SRH Hyderabad 2024 *
21 AB de Villiers vs RR Jaipur 2012
21 R Patidar vs KKR Kolkata 2024

Watch: Rajat Patidar hits Mayank Markande for four sixes in a row:

Rajat Patidar had to depart on the very next delivery after completing his fifty. He was dismissed by Jaydev Unadkat in the 13th over. Patidar scored 50 runs off 20 balls with the help of two fours and five sixes.

He had played a similar knock in the last game against Kolkata Knight Riders as well. Patidar had scored a 21-ball fifty against the two-time IPL champions although RCB ended up losing the game by one run while chasing 223.

Talking about the ongoing game, RCB were on 166 for 5 in the 17th over while writing this report. Cameron Green and Dinesh Karthik were batting in the middle for RCB.



Rajat Patidar Mayank Markande Royal Challengers Bengaluru Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024