Rajat Patidar scored heavily against Lucknow Super Giants in Eliminator of IPL 2022. The 28-year-old slammed a hundred on 49 balls in the most important contest of his IPL career. Despite losing Faf du Plessis, Virat Kohli, and Glenn Maxwell, he continued hitting the rival bowlers for boundaries.
He slammed 12 fours and 7 sixes in his knock to take RCB to 207/4 in 20 overs.
He hit the fastest hundred by an uncapped player in the tournament’s history.
Rajat’s three-figure mark was also the fastest in the IPL playoffs.
Fastest Century in IPL Playoffs
49b – Rajat Patidar*
49b – Wriddhiman Saha
50b – Virender Sehwag
51b – Murali Vijay
51b – Shane Watson
He is also the first RCB batter to score a century in the knockout stages of the league.
Patidar became the fifth player to score a ton in the IPL playoffs.
Centuries in IPL Playoffs
Murali Vijay vs. DD (2012)
Wriddhiman Saha vs. KKR (2014)
Virender Sehwag vs CSK (2014)
Shane Watson vs. SRH (2018)
Rajat Patidar vs. LSG (2022)*
The Mandya Pradesh-based player becomes the first batsman in IPL history to score a century in the Eliminator.
His unbeaten 112 runs was the fifth-highest score in the playoff games of the tournament.
Highest Score in IPL Playoffs
122 – Sehwag vs. CSK
117* – Watson vs. SRH
115* – Saha vs. KKR
113 – Vijay vs. DD
112* – Patidar vs. LSG*