4,4,4,6,4,6 – ‘Crazy Kid From Australia’ Decimates India’s T20 WC Reserve Star, Achieves Major 1st In IPL

Delhi Capitals (DC) young batting sensation Jake Fraser McGurk continued his scorching run of form at the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), becoming the first-ever player to have three half-centuries in 20 balls or less in the history of the competition. Fraser McGurk accomplished this feat against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their IPL game at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

The Australian enthralled the audiences with his big hits once again, scoring 50 in 20 balls, with seven fours and three sixes. His runs came at a strike rate of 250.00. In one of the overs by Avesh Khan, a reserve bowler in India’s T20 World Cup squad, the Australian slammed 28 runs. The balls went like this – 4,4,4,6,4,6

Before this, Rajasthan Royals (RR) batter Yashasvi Jaiswal, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) stars Nicholas Pooran and KL Rahul, Mumbai Indians (MI) batters Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) all-rounder Sunil Narine and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Travis Head had two fifties each in 20 balls or less.

In this season itself, McGurk has smashed these quickfire 50s, with two of them coming in just 15 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI), which is the fastest half-century in the history of the franchise.

In this season, McGurk has scored 309 runs at an average of 44.14 and a strike rate of 235.87, with four half-centuries. His best score is 84. He has smashed 30 fours and 26 sixes this season.

Within the powerplay itself, McGurk has smashed 245 runs in just 96 balls at an average of 61.2 and a strike rate of 255.20, with 29 fours and 19 sixes.

Also, McGurk is the only DC batter to have scored a half-century within the powerplay in six overs, doing it twice, against SRH and MI.

Coming to the match, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opted to bowl first.

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Tristan Stubbs, Gulbadin Naib, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Donovan Ferreira, Rovman Powell, Shubham Dubey, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Avesh Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal.

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