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Rohan Patil becomes the first player in Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 history to achieve a century

While England’s most-watched T20 tournament The Hundred’s 20-year-old Will Smeed recently became the first player to hit a century at Edgbaston, Karnataka’s very own 20-year-old Rohan Patil became the first to score a brilliant century in the first edition of Maharaja Trophy KSCA T20 being played at the Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground in Mysore.

On Thursday, his brilliant effort enabled his side Gulbarga Mystics to win by 9 wickets over the host team Mysore Warriors, who were captained by India batsman Karun Nair and posted a score of 160/4 in 19 overs. A calm and controlled Rohan opened the batting line-up for Gulbarga Mystics, reaching the half-century mark in only 15 deliveries and his century in 42. His undefeated 112-run knock included 11 fours and seven over the boundary line.

Only a day before, on Wednesday, Mysore Warriors captain Karun Nair had played a thrilling 91-run knock but fell short of the century mark as his team successfully pursued Hubli Tigers’ goal of 141.

There have been some massive runs in the competition thus far, and Rohan’s century might be the start of even larger innings when the Bengaluru leg of the tournament starts next week at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.