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IPL records broken in the first week of 11th edition

17 Apr 2018 | By Rodney Dsouza
IPL 2018: Records broken so far

T20 cricket is the most exciting and thrilling format of the sport and the IPL is the most dramatic and glamorous ambassador of the shortest format.

With the brightest talent from across the world competing in the tournament every year, several records are set while others are broken.

Here are the records that were broken in the opening week of IPL 2018.

In context: IPL 2018: Records broken so far

17 Apr 2018IPL records broken in the first week of 11th edition

CSK vs KKRMost sixes in a single match

The high octane encounter between CSK and KKR at the Chepauk set the record for the most sixes in an IPL match.

31 sixes were smashed by both the teams.

KKR hit 17 sixes with Andre Russell smacking 11 while CSK hit 14 sixes with 5 of them coming from England's Sam Billings.

KKR lost the game despite those 17 sixes.

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Mujeeb Ur RahmanYoungest player in the IPL history

Afghanistan latest spin sensation Mujeeb Ur Rahman became the youngest cricketer to take the field in an IPL match when he represented Kings XI Punjab against the Delhi Daredevils.

At 17-years and 11 days, Rahman broke the earlier record held by Royal Challenger's Sarfaraz Khan who was 17 years and 177 days when he had made his debut for RCB.

KL RahulFastest fifty in the IPL

Kings XI Punjab's big signing and the second most expensive Indian player KL Rahul stunned the world with the fastest fifty in the IPL.

The Indian cricketer took just 14 balls to reach his half-century surpassing the previous record held by Yusuf Pathan and Sunil Narine who needed 15 balls to achieve the feat.

Rahul's inning included 6 fours and 4 sixes.

Aaron FinchFirst cricketer to play for 7 different IPL teams

Australia's T20 specialist Aaron Finch became the first cricketer to represent 7 IPL franchises when he took the field for Kings XI Punjab against RCB.

Finch made his debut for Royals in 2010 and since then he has played for Delhi Daredevils, Pune Warriors, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions and the Kings XI.