England’s Harry Brook created historical past on Friday by changing into the primary batter in IPL 2023 to register 100. Enjoying towards Kolkata Knight Riders on the iconic Eden Gardens, the right-handed Brook slammed his maiden IPL century off 55 balls in his first season and helped his crew submit a mammoth 228 for 4 in 20 overs.
After getting out early within the earlier three matches, Brook, who opened for the second time, started effectively by taking the assault to the opposition from the phrase go. He slashed a number of fours off Umesh’s first over earlier than taking down every bowler approaching to bowl. With smaller boundaries and the dew issue coming into play, the thrilling batter Brook made essentially the most of this opportunity and scored large.
Whereas he received help from captain Aiden Markram, who additionally scored an excellent 50 off 26 balls, hitting two fours and 5 sixes, Brook did not lose his focus and stroked as cleanly as he was doing for England throughout codecs forward of IPL 2023.
The record-breaker in different codecs, and a T20 World Cup by now, Brook was all the time assured and proved his price towards a potent spin-dominant KKR bowling assault at their residence floor. Be it Shardul Thakur, Suyash Sharma and even Varun Chakaravarthy, he unleashed himself towards all of them.
Within the ultimate over, off the second-last ball, he hit straight to the long-on space and accomplished his hundred. Let’s not neglect, SRH had splurged a whopping INR 13.5 crores on him ultimately 12 months’s public sale.
Nonetheless, given what KKR had produced in its earlier match towards Gujarat Titans, SRH will pay attention to the menace within the second innings.