The 61st match of IPL 2023 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. In this match, KKR registered an excellent win by six wickets. KKR prevented Chennai Super Kings from qualifying for the playoffs with this win. Once again, a great inning was seen from young batter Rinku Singh. With this wonderful inning, he has broken Andre Russell’s record.
Rinku Singh has come fourth in scoring the most runs while batting at number five or below in the IPL. Rinku Singh has scored 407 runs in only 13 matches. In 2019, Andre Russell scored 406 runs in 11 matches while batting in the fifth or lower order.
However, both of these players have made it to the top 5. If we talk about the top three players, they include players like Dinesh Karthik, David Miller and Kieron Pollard. Dinesh Karthik scored 472 runs in 15 innings in the 2018 IPL while batting at the 5th or lower order.
Apart from Karthik, deadly batsman, David Miller is at number 2. He scored 437 runs in 14 matches in the year 2022 IPL. At the same time, Kieron Pollard scored 419 runs in 17 matches in the 2013 IPL. He is in third place in this matter. If Rinku Singh scores 66 more runs in the next match, he will reach first place in this list.
Talking about the match, batting first, Chennai scored 144 runs losing six wickets. Shivam Dube scored the highest 48 runs in 34 balls with the help of one four and three sixes. Devon Conway played an inning of 30 runs.
In response, the Kolkata team scored 147 runs losing four wickets in 18.3 overs, and won the match. Rinku Singh played an inning of 54 runs in 43 balls. At the same time, captain Nitish Rana remained unbeaten after scoring 57 runs in 44 balls.
With this victory, Kolkata has 12 points in 13 matches, and this team remains in the playoff race. At the same time, despite the defeat, the Chennai team remains at the second position in the points table. To reach the playoffs, Chennai will have to win their last match or need the support of luck.