The teenager, nevertheless, registered his highest T20 score in the IPL match against KKR.ttmum
Prithvi Shaw missed out on becoming the youngest Indian Premier League centurion by a whisker after the Delhi Capitals batsman succumbed a run short against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium on Saturday in a thrilling encounter that ended in a tie and settled by a Super Over.
Chasing 186, Delhi lost a wicket in the third over with opener Shaw joined by captain Shreyas Iyer in the middle. The duo put on 89 for the second wicket before the skipper got out for 43. From there, Shaw put on 54 runs with Rishabh Pant before departing himself in the 19th over when he top edged a pull and skied into the hands of the wicketkeeper.
The 19-year-old, however, returned to the dugout to a standing ovation for the crowd.
Shaw raised his fifty in just 30 balls and steadily upped his scoring rate thereafter highlighted by the three boundaries he slapped in the 17th over bowled by Prasidh Krishna. Around that time, he had piled 32 runs in a span of just 12 deliveries with the help of six fours.
A North Mumbai Panthers player from the inaugural T20 Mumbai league, Shaw blasted his 99 runs in just 55 balls, with 12 fours and 3 sixes, to register his highest knock in the IPL and in T20 cricket.
"I thought I missed the opportunity to finish the game," said the teenager. "Rather than scoring one run, I was looking to hit it big because I didn't want the game to get this close. But the boys finished it off really well in the super over.
"I have more matches to come and I am hoping to continue with the same intensity in the rest of them as well," he added.