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IPL 2020 weekly round-up: From KKR’s role reversal to Dhoni’s outburst and KXIP’s final ball destiny

By: Sports activities Desk |

October 17, 2020 6:17:05 pm

Key developments from the previous week at IPL 2020.

The Indian Premier League has now entered its second half, with groups like defending champions Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals going robust. Over the past week, followers have witnessed some intriguing battles, a few of which have seen crew’s fortunes change proper on the remaining supply of the match.

On this version, we check out the moments that caught eyeballs on social media, the nail-biting finishes Kings XI Punjab appear to be rising a penchant for and the ‘role-reversal’ within the Kolkata Knight Riders camp.

Kings XI Punjab’s final ball destiny

In KXIP’s contest in opposition to the Knight Riders, Glenn Maxwell got here inside tantalising attain of hitting a six off the final ball to take the match to a Tremendous Over, and the gamers waited anxiously after the final ball, until replays zoomed in to indicate that the ball had landed simply inside the boundary.

With 7 runs to win off the final ball, Maxwell swung over covers as Sunil Narine bowled the 20th. Because the ball landed, there was preliminary confusion. The on-air commentator thought it was a six. Umpire Chris Gaffaney signalled 4. Narine was fast to shake Maxwell’s fingers, however the gamers then waited for the replay. Which quickly confirmed that the umpire’s name had been appropriate — by inches.

Here’s a video of the incident:

Of their match in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore, one thing related occurred once more. Regardless of Punjab being in management off the match proper from the phrase go, it felt like RCB would shut the sport within the remaining ball. They wanted simply two and practically choked in opposition to Yuzvendra Chahal however Nicholas Pooran held his nerve to launch the final ball for a six to safe solely their second win of the event.

The Bihu buzz in UAE

Assam’s well-known bihu dance has caught on within the Rajasthan Royals camp, with gamers not letting any likelihood go to flaunt their strikes. It began with Guwahati boy Riyan Parag main the celebrations after his match-winning efficiency in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad.


The dance was then carried out by Jofra Archer in Rajasthan’s following conflict in opposition to Delhi Capitals. After dismantling the stumps of Prithvi Shaw, the England cricketer celebrated with the identical dance strikes.

Umpire modifications determination: Captain Cool loses his cool

MS Dhoni and Shardul Thakur expressed their disappointment after umpire Paul Reiffel stretched his arms to sign a large within the 19th over of the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) chase in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) on Tuesday. The umpire then appeared to have a change of thoughts and determined to not name a large.

SRH then wanted 25 to win off 11 balls whereas chasing a goal of 168 and went on to lose by 20 runs.

Change of roles in KKR camp

Dinesh Karthik together with Eoin Morgan. (Supply: IPL)

After ending the primary stage of the event with 4 wins from seven video games, the Knight Riders had a task reversal within the camp. In a serious growth, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik handed over the captaincy duty to England’s World Cup successful skipper Eoin Morgan.

Nonetheless, Morgan’s reign began off on a poor observe, as KKR had been crushed by eight wickets by Mumbai on Friday.

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