Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2020


RCB Win As Prescribed By The Masterminds.

Saleque Sufi |
Update: 2020-09-22 11:45:40
RCB Win As Prescribed By The Masterminds. Photo collected

Dream Eleven IPL 2020
3rd Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Vs Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH)
Played DSC, Dubai on 21 September 2020 
Brief Score Card:
RCB 163/5 in20 Overs (D Padikkai 56, AB de Villiers 51)beat SRH 153 All Outin 19.4 Overs ( JM Bairstow 61 , M Pandey 34, YS Chahal 3/18, S Dube 2/15,MA Saini 2/25) by 10 Runs.
Player Of The Match: Yuzvendra Chahal. 

The big match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) could be a mouth-watering contest with several cricket heavyweights assembled in both the team. Put into RCB could post 163/5 in allotted overs. Chasing 164, SRH appeared cruising at some stage 2/121 with Jonny Barstow batting superbly. 43 runs were required in 28 balls with 8 wickets at hand. In modern T20 it is considered a cakewalk. But conspicuously a dramatic batting collapse was triggered. SRH lost 8 wickets adding 32 runs. It was not difficult guessing that what is happening in IPL 2020 so far. Hope analysts can draw their own conclusions. 

The way IPL 2020 is panning out, it is getting increasingly clear that something is happening somewhere. Excitements are being created at every match and at the end dramatic collapsed is triggered in the batting of the team chasing. At some stage the team chasing appears to be cruising only to slump at the last minute. On day two Kings Eleven Punjab required 13 in the last over with Agarwal well set for taking the team home. He managed to tie the score at 157/6 by the 3rd ball of the last over. Fourth ball of Stoinis over was a dot. It required only a single run over the last two balls. A well-set batsman cannot get out the manner Agarwal did. In the last ball Jordan also lost his wicket. The match rolled on to super over which Delhi Capital won as prescribed. There is nothing much to write about the match excepting leg spin bowling of Yuzevendra Chahal. 

It goes without saying that IPL type franchise cricket is more of entertainment. It is more of an exhibition than competition. Players act as per scripts prepared elsewhere. But sometimes actors act so novice that viewers can work out what has been happening. This year CORONA restricted fanfare and gaiety as matches are played behind the door with cheer leaders missing and other entertainment kept under wrappers. 

BDST: 1133 HRS, SEP 22, 2020

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