Forgettable ‘Knight Show’: Bairstow ton, Shashank pyrotechnics in historic run-chase by Punjab Kings

BB Desk
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KOLKATA: Jonny Bairstow lit the Kolkata skyline with a monstrous century as Punjab Kings owned the ‘City of Joy’ with a world record chase of 262 against a completely befuddled Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match here on Friday.

On a sultry evening in a parched Kolkata, Punjab Kings batters rained sixes — 24 of them all as a target of 262 was overhauled in 18.4 overs, courtesy Bairstow’s unbeaten 108 off 48 balls, well supported by Shashank Singh 68 not out off 28 balls and pint-sized Prabhsimran Singh’s punchy 54 off just 20 balls.