IPL 2021: Venkatesh Iyer made this strong record for KKR with his innings of 67 runs
Venkatesh Iyer scored 67 runs while batting very well. This proved to be the best innings of his IPL career so far. He played his innings facing 49 balls and during this, he also hit one six and 9 fours.
Kolkata Knight Riders opener Venkatesh Iyer has impressed a lot in the UAE leg of IPL 2021. He is consistently scoring runs for his team and his consistency and technique are being highly appreciated. Once again in the 45th league match of this season against Punjab Kings, he batted well for the team and played the best innings of his IPL career. Not only this, but he also scored his second half-century in the last five innings.
Impressive innings from Venkatesh Iyer
Venkatesh Iyer scored 67 runs against Punjab Kings while batting very well. This proved to be the best innings of his IPL career so far. He played his innings facing 49 balls and during this, he also hit one six and 9 fours. His strike rate was 136.73 and he also shared a half-century partnership of 78 runs with Rahul Tripathi for the second wicket.
Venkatesh Iyer has tied Jacques Kallis in terms of scoring the most runs for Kolkata Knight Riders in the first five innings of IPL. Venkatesh now has 193 runs in five innings based on his 67 runs against Punjab and he has come jointly with Kallis at number one. At the same time, Brendon McCullum is at number two with 189 runs and Chris Lynn is present at number three with 176 runs in terms of scoring the most runs in the first five innings of IPL for this team.
The top four batsmen who scored the most runs for KKR in the first five innings of IPL-
Jacques Kallis - 193 runs
Venkatesh Iyer - 193 runs
Brendon McCullum - 189 runs
Chris Lynn - 176 runs