IPL 2023: KKR batsman Venkatesh Iyer played a century against Mumbai and this was the first century of his IPL cricket career.
Venkatesh Iyer first century in IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Venkatesh Iyer scored a century in the 22nd league match of IPL 2023 against Mumbai Indians and this was the first century of his IPL cricket career. Apart from this, he became the second batsman to score a century in this season. Before Iyer, Harry Brook did this amazing thing this season. At the same time, from KKR, he became the second batsman to score a century in this league. Earlier, Brendon McCullum did this feat for KKR in the year 2008.
Venkatesh Iyer scored a century in 49 balls.
Venkatesh Iyer completed the first century of his IPL cricket career in 49 balls. Earlier in this match, he had completed his half-century in just 23 balls. This was also the best score of his IPL career and before that his best score in this league was 83 runs. Venkatesh Iyer has been in very good form this season and finally got a century off his bat. Not only this, he became the first Indian player to score a century in this season. The first century of this season was scored by Harry Brooke and after that Venkatesh Iyer did this feat.
Iyer played the second best innings for KKR
Venkatesh Iyer completed his century in 49 balls and during this he hit 9 sixes and 5 fours and his strike rate was 204.08. Venkatesh Iyer scored 104 runs in 51 balls with the help of 9 sixes and 6 fours in this match. After his innings, Iyer also became the batsman who played the second best innings in this league for KKR.
Five best batsmen who played best innings in IPL for KKR
158* (73) – Brendon McCullum vs RCB, Bengaluru, 2008
104(51) – Venkatesh Iyer v. Mumbai, Mumbai, 2023
97(50) – Dinesh Karthik vs RR, Kolkata, 2019
94(50) – Manish Pandey Vs PBKS, Bengaluru, 2014
93(41) – Chris Lynn vs GL, Rajkot, 2017