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73 off 38 by Kyle Mayers is the fourth-highest individual score by a debutant in IPL

The Barbadian Kyle Mayers started his Indian Premier League with an explosive start. He wrecked the Delhi Capitals bowlers with massive boundaries and also lit the Ekana Stadium with a thrill.

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Opening for Lucknow Super Giants alongside captain KL Rahul, Mayers didn’t have the best start. The team struggled to make the moves. However, after a scare and a drop by Khaleel Ahmed, It was as if a beast inside prowling. Mayers went crazy on the bowlers as he whacked’em left and right.

Mayers made just 17 runs in his first 17 balls at an STR of 100. Meanwhile, He scored 56 off the next 21 balls at a pretty delicious STR of 266.6.

Kyle finished his innings with 73 runs off 38 balls, which is also the fourth-highest score by a debutant in IPL. The record belongs to Brendon McCullum who scored a blistering 158* in the very first match of IPL. McCullum’s century is a testament to IPL and is heavily talked about even after 15 years.

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The second-highest belongs to Mike Hussey who enjoyed a century in his first IPL match. He scored 116* against Kings XI Punjab in Chennai Super Kings’ first IPL game. Shaun Marsh leads the list ahead of Mayers with an 84* he registered against Deccan Chargers in 2008.

The fifth on the list is ex-South African captain Graeme Smith who made 71 against Deccan in his Indian Premier League match. The Kyle Mayers record stands out in the list as it is the only one in the Top Five not to be a 2008 record. Moreover, he became the first West Indian player to score 50+ on IPL Debut.

Thanks to the explosive batting by Mayers and a fantabulous fifer by Mark Wood, Lucknow Super Giants kicked off their maiden title campaign on a good note. However, Delhi Capitals, need to rectify a huge amount of silly errors before their next game against GT.

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Mohammed Bazim
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Mohammed Bazim S is a final-year Journalism student with a deep passion for sports reporting. At the age of 19, he is already making strides towards his dream of becoming a paddock reporter and rinkside correspondent. With a particular love for ice hockey and Formula 1, Mohammed aspires to capture the excitement of these sports through immersive reporting. His enthusiasm, coupled with his dedication to honing his skills, sets him on a path towards bringing the thrilling world of sports to life for fans worldwide.

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