Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paul Valthaty hit first speedy century in 2011 IPL

Paul Valthaty is the player of Kings XI Punjab who gave outstanding performance in the Indian Premier League against champions Chennai Super Kings. Paul Valthaty made 120 runs in 63 balls in 2011 IPL 4 and Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by six wickets on Wednesday, 13th April, 2011 at Mohali, and this century is his first fastest century. Valthaty is a top order batsman and also infrequently bowls medium-pace.

Paul Valthaty hit first speedy tone in 2011 IPL

27 years old, Paul Valthaty scored 120 runs with the help of 19 fours and 2 sixes in a stunning counter-attack to help Punjab overhaul an impressive 189-run target with five balls remaining for their first win in two matches. Valthaty unaccompanied made the highest successful run-chase in the Indian Premier League. Kings XI Punjab played well against CSK, Gilchrist and Valthaty made 61 runs in 6 overs and give a good start to team. He remained unbeaten in the match and maintained the required run rate.

Paul Valthaty’ score is the 3rd highest IPL score ever, before it, Brendon McCullum scored 158* and Murali Vijay scored 127. Valthaty scored 88 runs in just 21 balls and even made century in 50 balls as well as placed back the breezy innings of Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (43 off 20 balls) and Murali Vijay (74 off 44 balls). Cricket from Paul Valthaty was the turning point of the match. He became the super hero for Kings XI Punjab by making a fire century.

Valthaty made his way in cricket in Mumbai during the late 1990s but he could not make the step forward into senior cricket for years. In 2006, he got just one chance for Mumbai a one-dayer. Rajasthan Royals selected him in the 2009 season and he played a couple of matches. After that he was chosen for Mumbai’s Twenty20 side and he played a few powerful performances for them. Kings XI Punjab selected him in 2011 Indian Premier League 4.

Video about Paul Valthaty 120* Of 63 Balls from youtube:

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