Marcus Stoinis Enters History Books, Surpasses Ex-PBKS Star For Huge IPL Record


Australia and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) all-rounder Marcus Stoinis recorded the highest-ever individual score during a run-chase in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Tuesday. The veteran achieved the feat during his team's game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Chepauk Stadium. When wickets were falling and the run rate was rising, Stoinis kept the other end steady by playing a perfectly calculated innings. Aggression and caution to break CSK's Chepauk fortress for the first time this season.

He scored unbeaten 124 runs in 63 balls with the help of 13 fours and six sixes. His strike rate was 196.83.

Stoinis surpassed Punjab Kings batsman Paul Valthaty's record of 120* which he had set against the same opposition during their 189-run run-chase in 2011.

This innings of Stoinis is also the second highest individual score by an LSG batsman. The highest score by an LSG batsman is held by South Africa's Quinton de Kock, who scored 140* with 10 fours and 10 sixes in 70 balls while chasing the target of 209 runs against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in 2022 .

This innings of 124* is also the highest individual score against CSK in IPL history, breaking the record of Indian legend Virender Sehwag, who scored 122 for Punjab Kings during IPL 2014 Qualifier 2 in Mumbai.

In eight matches this season, Stoinis has scored 254 runs at an average of 42.33 and a strike rate of over 159 with one century and a half-century.

Talking about the match, LSG decided to bowl first. After a slow start, it was a century from captain Ruturaj Gaikwad (108 runs from 60 balls, with the help of 12 fours and three sixes) and a century from in-form Shivam Dubey (66 runs from 27 balls, with the help of three fours and seven sixes). Run) had an explosive half-century. ) which took CSK to 210/4 in their 20 overs.

Matt Henry, Mohsin Khan and Yash Thakur got one wicket each for LSG.

In the run-chase, LSG struggled to find the right pace in the first half and were 88/3 in 11 overs. But it was Stoinis, who was sent up the order, who kept his side in the hunt with his brutal hitting. Cameos from Nicholas Pooran (34 runs from 15 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes) and Deepak Hooda (17* runs from 6 balls with the help of two fours and a six) took some pressure off the shoulders of the Australian star as he Scored 17 runs within three balls. The victory was confirmed by six wickets in the last over. Stoinis remained unbeaten after scoring 124 runs in 63 balls with the help of 13 fours and six sixes.

Stoinis received the 'Player of the Match' award.

LSG are in fourth place with five wins and three losses, giving them 10 points. CSK has slipped to fifth place with four wins, four losses and a total of eight points.

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