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IPL2022 on 08-05-2022
Virat Kohli and the golden duck seem to be the best allies this IPL. This was his 3rd one, but ‘solid’ scores from Rajat Patidar, Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Karthik steered the RCB team to a score of 192 runs. Both the openers of the SRH team, Abhishek Sharma and Kane Wiliamson were out for a ‘duck’.
Patidar and du Plessis take over after Kohli’s wicket
Kohli chipped the 1st ball of the match of J. Suchith to Williamson. The response of the RCB was to ‘bump’ up Patidar. He was knocking the ball in the gaps but was noticed when he hit Bhuvneshwar for a 6 in the 4th over. Off the 47 runs in the powerplay, Patidar was responsible for 23.
Though Malik is the enforcer for the SRH team in the ‘middle’ over’s, this time du Plessis managed to tuck into him in the very first over. He hit Malik for 2 fours and a six .
Du Plessis also managed to hit Karthik Tyagi and headed for a half-century in 34 balls. The 1st two overs of Malik along with Tyagi could produce a ‘combined’ 37 runs.
Karthik and Maxwell with their cameos
Glen Maxwell hit a 6 off Suchith and made his entry known. He also managed to hit Malik for a 4 through the covers. Maxwell walloped Bhuvneshwar for a 6 when he missed his Yorker.
In the 19th over Karthik entered. Fazalhaq Farooqi and Malik were the only options available for the SRH team. Under pressure Williamson seem to side with Farooqi. The on-pace deliveries were opted for instead of the slow balls.Tripathi miscalculated a catch and this went for the boundary. After which, Karthik managed to pound 2 more sixes and also a four in the next 3 balls. This ensured that the RCB had a total that was ‘above-par’.
The SRH team was in a bad state at the start of their chase against the 192 total. Abhishek and Williamson were both out for ‘ducks’. Williamson did not even a face a ball and was ‘run-out’. Abhishek managed to get castled from Maxwell by a slider. This ‘double’ blow left the SRH for 1 run with the loss of 2 wickets. Markram managed to make 17 runs in 19 balls. This brought 39 runs for the SRH team.
Tripathi helped Josh Hazelwood for a 4 over the ‘short’ fine leg. Shahbaz Ahmed was scooped for another 4 and Mohammed Siraj was launched for a 6. To offset the blows of Tripathi, Hasaranga managed to pick up one batter after another.
Hazelwood managed to dismiss Tripathi in the 16th over. The SRH team now needed 79 runs off 26 balls. The game was over with the SRH team making a total of 125 runs.