Shashank Singh stars in Punjab Kings’ record chase in IPL 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 has been a rollercoaster ride, with teams battling it out for supremacy. One such thrilling encounter was between the Punjab Kings (PBKS) and the Gujarat Titans (GT), where PBKS registered the highest successful chase of the season. The architect of this historic chase was none other than Shashank Singh.

Shashank Singh: The Match Winner

Shashank Singh, a 32-year-old batter and off-spinner, emerged as the star of the match. He played a match-winning knock of an unbeaten 61 off just 29 balls, showcasing his power-hitting skills and leading PBKS to a thrilling victory. Shashank smashed six boundaries and four maximums en route to his maiden IPL fifty. His power-hitting stunned the GT and kept PBKS in the chase.

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The Auction Mystery

Interestingly, Shashank’s selection in the PBKS team was initially surrounded by confusion during the IPL auction. There was a case of mistaken identity, and the franchise was eager to offload Shashank from their list when they realized it. However, the franchise later clarified that Shashank was always on their target list.

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How did the match go?

The match was held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The Titans had set a competitive total of 199 for 4, riding on a superb knock of 89 from their skipper Shubman Gill. Despite the strong total and a formidable bowling line-up, the Titans couldn’t defend the total.

PBKS looked to struggle with the likes of Sam Curran and Sikandar Raza unable to find rhythm. However, the game changed when Shashank Singh and Ashutosh Sharma came to the crease. Ashutosh played a crucial knock of 31 off 17 balls, but it was Shashank who stole the show.

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Punjab Kings now holds the record for the most successful 200+ chases in the history of IPL.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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