Scoring a century in a T20 game is an uphill task for batters, considering the limited resources they have at their disposal. But, with the game favouring the batters more, they have made the most of it, scoring centuries at a rapid pace. 

Thus, we are witnessing a rise in hundreds being scored. But have you seen 2 batters notching up the triple-digit figure in a single game?

Well, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has witnessed a few notable instances of 2 batters scoring tons in a match. Here are the instances of 2 centuries scored in an IPL match. 

2 Centuries in an IPL Match

Batter 1Batter 2MatchVenueYear
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 109AB de Villiers (RCB) – 129*RCB vs GLBengaluru2016
Jonny Bairstow (SRH) – 114David Warner (SRH) – 100*SRH vs RCBHyderabad2019
Heinrich Klaasen (SRH) – 104Virat Kohli (RCB) – 100SRH vs RCBHyderabad2023
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 101*Shubman Gill (GT) – 104*RCB vs GTBengaluru2023
Virat Kohli (RCB) – 113*Jos Buttler (RR) – 100*RR vs RCBJaipur2024
Sunil Narine (KKR) – 109Jos Buttler (RR) – 107*KKR vs RRKolkata2024
Ruturaj Gaikwad (CSK) – 108*Marcus Stoinis (LSG) – 124*CSK vs LSGChennai2024
Shubman Gill (GT) – 104Sai Sudharsan (GT) – 103GT vs CSKAhmedabad2024

Key Insights

1: Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers made history by scoring their respective centuries in a single IPL match. They achieved this extraordinary feat against the Gujarat Lions in 2016 while playing for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (now Bengaluru).

This was also the first instance of 2 batters from the same team bringing up their hundreds in the same IPL match. Kohli scored 109 runs off 55 — his 3rd century of the 4 he scored in 2016 — while ABD remained unbeaten on 129 runs off 52 balls.

During their stay on the crease, Kohli and de Villiers built the highest-ever partnership for any wicket in the IPL. Both batters put together 229 runs for the second wicket.

RCB is involved in 5 of the above IPL matches, with Virat Kohli having a hundred in 4 of them. However, 2 of those centuries — 101* vs Gujarat Titans and 113* vs Rajasthan Royals — came in a losing cause.

Also Read | List: Virat Kohli Centuries in IPL

Jonny Bairstow-David Warner is the only opening pair to hammer hundreds in a match in the IPL. Both scored centuries against RCB in Hyderabad in 2019. The duo also stitched together a 185-run partnership for the first wicket, which was the highest for the opening wicket at that time.

2: Except for Heinrich Klassen and AB de Villiers, all the other players opened the innings for their teams. Klaasen batted in the No. 4 position, while de Villiers came to bat in the No. 3 position.

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3: Sunil Narine became the third Kolkata Knight Riders batter to score an IPL century. The bowling all-rounder notched up his maiden IPL and T20 hundred against RR on April 16, 2024.

100: Narine is the only player to have taken 100+ wickets and scored a hundred in the IPL.

Jos Buttler’s 2 centuries on this list came during successful run chases. His unbeaten 107 helped RR chase down the joint-highest target in IPL history (224 set by KKR).

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