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How SRH dodged Pollard with a smart fielding position

The crackling sound of Kieron Pollard’s bat was enough to make the fear that the ball would puncture the screen of the eyes as well. The fuller length delivery, pitching outside off-stump at Pollard’s murder range, was sweet, flat and hard-it looked like he was bound to hit a six as soon as he released the bat. But it was not to be. Somehow, Jason Roy, whose fielding was at its worst this evening, was perfectly positioned to swallow the catch. All he had to do was move a few inches to the left to keep the ball in his palms. The ball was hit so hard that it almost missed his hand, but Roy kept his cool not to add another incident that made him look like a prankster. commendable though was his catch, credit goes Manish Pandey, reinstated as captain sometime later from the team, who has cleverly placed a straight long-on, an unusual fielding station. Pollard, however, could not understand how that shot did not leave a ball-sized crack on the screen.

Patel’s slow rap

It had to be Harshal Patel Who broke the big opening partnership between Shikhar Dhawan And Prithvi Shaw And it had to be with one of his slower guys. Shikhar Dhawan, who had used the pace and worked the angles really well till then, went for a big hit but was done by a change of pace. He tried to adjust by taking his lower arm off the handle, but it only pushed the ball higher and it landed under the waiting palms at mid-off. Patel looked back and put a cheeky smile and sticks out his tongue at wicket number 30. It wasn’t the video-game mayhem seen in the second match, but the Delhi Capitals opener wasn’t too bad either, running very well to reach 88 runs in 10 overs when Patel decided to intervene.

Casual Raul… Couli

Siddharth Kaul loves football. His attempt to clear a ball—well, intercepting it a few yards from the fence—was similar to that of a defender being bowled out by a forward, making a last-gasp sliding tackle at him. , but in the end, was made to look more silly. Whether he slipped himself or not, he made a complete mess. The ball, vibrating instead of traveling under Kieron Pollard’s bat, passed through his legs. Not to forget Jason Roy who was speeding just opposite to him and almost collided with Kaul. It was chaotic defense, to put it mildly, just like their favorite football club was (chaotically) defending of late. Kaul is a staunch Manchester United supporter, while Roy has always been a Tottenham Spurs fan.

Best Divers in Pant DC

Batsmen cherish their straight drives but the same cannot be said about non-strikers. twice in a row, Shreyas Iyer Was Rishabh Pant Scramble for protection and spread on the ground. Iyer drove Yuzvendra Chahali Chahal dived straight in the 13th over. Pant did too. Chahal stops the ball for the first time and smiles at Pant. Next ball, rinse, repeat. This time Chahal did not stop and the ball hit the stumps and Pant once again came to the lunge to save himself from a possible run out. There was another smile from Chahal as Pant dusted himself off and ran after him for a single. After Pant’s fall, all that effort had probably exhausted him for a long time, sidestepping Dan Christian’s attempt to cut the ‘keeper’.

Chahal’s momentary mind faded

Virat Kohli Yuzvendra was not too impressed with Chahal. And Shimron Hetmyer wasn’t too happy with Shreyas Iyer. Hetmyer was blown off by a googly from Chahal and as the ball ran towards short third man, Iyer ran for a single. Hetmyer was late in responding and fled. The throw was on the non-striker’s end but Chahal was still busy appealing lbw. And the ball went dangerously close to the stumps and Hetmyer went out of the crease and Chahal cut his appeal far enough away from the stumps. Kohli won and pointed out that he should have run towards the stumps to take the throw to effect the run out. Meanwhile, Hetmyer was expressing his grievance to Iyer for the single to simply pass the call through rather than verbally: “Call!” Neither the batsman nor the fielding side was happy there.

Good start (with the toss) half done… almost

When Mumbai Indians were captained, there was a wave of cheer in the entire stadium. Rohit Sharma Won the toss. The night of miracles had started auspicious for them. Winning the toss, electing to bat and a brilliant total to help Sunrisers Hyderabad win by 171 runs was the only and long way to reach the play-offs. Had they lost the toss, that road would have been blocked before the game could even begin. A lot rests on the flip of the coin. Sharma breathed a sigh of relief after a second or two of panic when the coin was tossed, after which he broke into a spontaneous laugh and announced to the commentator: “No choice, we have to bat.” Then smiling, he bluntly admitted: “The numbers are scary, but we’re going to give it our all.” Then he got excited: “This is a great opportunity for us to do something that’s never been done before.” But as soon as he went back, the smile was replaced by a frown.

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