Patidar Ties Uthappa’s 19-Ball Fifty; RCB Defeat SRH by 35 Runs

As Virat Kohli scored his half-century at a leisurely pace at home to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Thursday, Rajat Patidar completed his half-century with as much gusto as he did. Patidar stepped in to bat at number four, with Faf du’Plessis and Will Jacks returning to the dressing room. And he stormed the crease. Completed his half century with 19 balls. His innings consisted of five sixes and two fours.

Patidar hit Mayank Markande for four consecutive sixes in the 11th over. When Patidar was batting in such a destructive mood, it seemed that RCB might cross the 250-run mark on the day. However, after Patida’s half-century, Jaydev Unadkat sent him back to the dugout.

However, Rajat Patidar has set a precedent by completing his half-century in 19 balls. He has set the precedent of scoring the second fastest half-century for RCB along with Robin Uthappa. Uthappa scored a 19-ball half-century for Kings XI Punjab in 2010. Rajat Patidar touched this record.

Chris Gayle holds the record for fastest half-century for RCB. He scored a 17-ball fifty. After that, Patidar got a place with Uthappa. Apart from this, Rajat Patidar along with AB de Villiers has the precedent of making a half-century for RCB in 21 balls.

Kohli also scored a half-century on this day. He was dismissed for 51 off 43 balls. Besides, Faf du Plessis scored 25 runs off 12 balls. Cameron Green remained unbeaten on 37 off 20 balls. In the specified 20 overs, RCB lost 7 wickets and scored 206 runs.

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