IPL 2019: K.L. Rahul slams maiden IPL century

Rahul had missed out on an Indian Premier League hundred in this fixture last year but made it count this time with a sublime knock at Mumbai's backyard.

KL Rahul's maiden IPL 100 came days before the selectors sit down to pick the Indian squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.   -  IPL

K.L. Rahul slammed his maiden IPL century in Kings XI Punjab's match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

Rahul had missed out on a hundred in this fixture last year but made it count this time with a sublime knock at Mumbai's backyard.

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After put in to bat, Chris Gayle and Rahul started the assault, putting on a 116-run stand for the first wicket to take KXIP to 197/4 in 20 overs.

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Rahul had a slow start to this edition of the IPL with scores of 4 and 1, but turned it around with three fifties and now an unbeaten hundred off 64 balls, which included six boundaries and the same number of sixes.

Earlier in the day, he had deposed before BCCI's Ombudsman, Justice (retd.) D.K. Jain, responding to notice issued to him for his comments on a television show, earlier this year. In four days time, India's World Cup 15-member squad is to be picked and with this hundred he has made a strong case for a berth.