3 players you might not know once scored century in IPL

So far, in the history of IPL, 66 centuries have been scored. The maximum number of hundreds were scored in IPL 2016. Once an IPL season starts, games move thick and fast and before long, fans could forget the knocks or spells of a few cricketers. In line with this, many batters who have scored a century in IPL are not remembered for their knocks, although its a stunning achievement to hit a hundred in T20 cricket. On that note, In this article, we take a look at the list of three players you might not know once scored century in IPL.

1) Andrew Symonds (Deccan Chargers)

Score: 117(53)* || Opposition: Rajasthan Royals || Venue: Hyderabad || Year: 2008

Andrew Symonds was the costliest purchase for Deccan Chargers at IPL 2008 Auctions. Considering he contributed in all three departments of the game, the Australian was chased by many at the bidding event.

Although Symonds produced many cameos, in the first edition, he also got a big score. After a dismal start that left them at 32-2, Deccan Chargers needed a strong revival. Symonds helped the team do that, scoring 117 runs, a knock that included eleven boundaries and seven sixes. DC could make a score of above 200 and hence, they won that game easily.

2) Wriddhiman Saha (Kings XI Punjab)

Score: 115(55)* || Opposition: Kolkata Knight Riders || Venue: Bengaluru || Year: 2014

Wriddhiman Saha is one of the players you might not know once scored century in IPL. The West Bengal keeper accomplished the feat at the highest level possible – the IPL final.

KXIP were 30-2 and they already lost Virender Sehwag and George Bailey. Saha came in at No.4 and surprised KKR with his hitting abilities. He took on most of the bowlers and his knock consisted of ten boundaries and eight huge hits out of the park. Despite Saha’s knock, Punjab could not win that game. Manish Pandey produced a top knock for KKR to take his team to second IPL championship.

3) Lendl Simmons (Mumbai Indians)

Score: 100(61)* || Opposition: Kings XI Punjab || Venue: Mohali || Year: 2014

It was one of the final games of IPL 2014 and Mumbai Indians had Lendl Simmons and Michael Hussey at the top of the order. Chasing a score of 157, Mumbai was always in the game.

West Indian all-rounder Lendl Simmons had a good day as he scored a 100 in that game and helped Mumbai win the game. He scored 14 boundaries and 2 sixes to get to the three-figure mark. Barring that game, Simmons has not had many memorable outings in IPL.

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