Ayush Badoni, Arshad Khan forge IPL record with highest eighth-wicket partnership

Ayush Badoni, Arshad Khan forge IPL record with highest eighth-wicket partnership. Badoni and Arshad broke Brad Hodge and James Faulkner’s record of 69 runs off 41 balls against the Mumbai Indians in Ahmedabad in 2014.

On April 12, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) faced Delhi Capitals (DC) in Match 26 of the IPL 2024 at Lucknow’s Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. KL Rahul, the LSG captain, won the toss and chose to bat first at a ground known for its good batting conditions.

Rahul’s decision appeared hapless as they suffered early setbacks. Losing the wickets of Quinton de Kock and Devdutt Padikkal within the first five overs, leaving them 41/2. The LSG captain then tried to form a crucial partnership with Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis. However, Kuldeep Yadav thwarted their plans by dismissing Stoinis with a full and outside-off delivery on the third delivery of the eighth over.

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The in-form Kuldeep delivered another breakthrough for his team in the following delivery

Taking the prized scalp of big batter Nicholas Pooran. The famous Indian wrist spinner struck again in the tenth over, eliminating Rahul, who appeared settled but left after hitting 39 runs.

Following the departure of the LSG captain. The 2022 debutants found themselves in a terrible situation at 77/5, with Delhi seizing complete control. Deepak Hooda, who came in as an Impact Player, left the field with little impact on the game. Nonetheless, Ayush Badoni provided a ray of optimism for his team by coming in at No. 7.

Badoni scored a crucial half-century and shared an unbeaten 73-run stand off 42 deliveries for the eighth wicket with Arshad Khan, setting an IPL record. Notably, this partnership represented the highest eighth-wicket stand in the history of the world’s richest cricket tournament. Badoni and Arshad remained unbeaten until the end of the first innings. Scoring 55 and 20 respectively, helping Lucknow reach a respectable total of 167 runs.

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