In this article, I will tell you about Harry Brook scores the first IPL Century. Laced with 12 fours and three maximums, the England batter remained unbeaten for 100 off 55 deliveries as SRH finished with 228/4 in their quota of 20 overs, the highest total of the season so far.
Sunrisers Hyderabad opted for England’s Harry Brook as their opener in the new season and their faith was rewarded by the 24-year-old as he amassed the first century of the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday at the Eden Gardens.
Laced with 12 fours and three maximums, the England batter remained unbeaten for 100 off 55 deliveries as SRH finished with 228/4 in their quota of 20 overs, the highest total of the season so far.
“I’ve had a bit of trouble with spin, but I wanted to use the powerplay to my advantage,” Brook said in the mid-innings break. “So middle overs wanted to rotate the strike and let the other boys do the hitting. It is a belter of a pitch, we need to bowl our lengths rightly and take wickets. We still got a job to do. My girlfriend is here but the rest of my family have just left, I’m sure they’ll all be very happy for me.”
Hyderabad skipper Aiden Markaram combined alongside Brook to score a fifty of his own as the host side’s bowlers looked clueless against a clinical onslaught from the visiting batters.
For KKR, Andre Russell was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets off his 2.1 overs, before he was pulled off the ground in some discomfort following what seemed like a pulled muscle on a hot evening.
SRH came into the game on the back of their first win against Punjab Kings after back-to-back defeats. KKR on the other hand, had registered consecutive wins against Bangalore and Gujarat after a first-match defeat against Punjab.