Indian Premier League has not only been a platform for India players to stake their claim and make themselves a name but it also has provided ample opportunities to various overseas players, who over the years have produced some staggering performances to make the league even more exciting and entertaining.
2 South African players who have scored a century for Punjab Kings in IPL history
One of the prime reasons for the success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been the South African players, who over the years have produced some sensational effort and has taken their team to great heights and have In this piece, we take a look at 2 South African players who have scored a century for Punjab Kings in IPL history.
David Miller – 101
David Miller has been one among the best South African players to have played in the Indian Premier League. The southpaw from time to time has played some spectacular knocks in the league and has single-handedly taken his side home. However, his best knock, which probably is among the best knocks in the IPL, came against Royal Challengers when he smashed a century and won his side the game from the jaws of defeat. It happened in IPL 2013, when chasing the target of over 190 runs, his team was tottering at 64/4 in the 10th over. However, he played a scintillating inning as he smashed unbeaten 101 runs from just 38 balls and took his side home, which seemed impossible at one moment. He smashed 8 fours and 7 sixes in his innings and batted with a strike rate of over 265 to pull the chase.
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Chris Gayle, 2011
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Hashim Amla, 2017
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Hashim Amla – 104* & 104
Another South African great who has played his part in the IPL is Hashim Amla. The former Proteas cricketer played for Punjab Kings in the league and made sure that he make himself a name in the league. In the IPL 2017, he scripted history when he smashed two centuries in the season. His first ton in the league came against Mumbai Indians in Indore when he smashed unbeaten 104 runs in just 60 balls but his ton went in vain as his side lost the game. However, he didn’t stop there as a few games later he smashed another century. But this time it came against the now-defunct Gujarat Lions. Amla scored 104 runs in 60 balls and batted with a strike rate over 173 but to his fortunes, he yet again ended on a losing note.