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IPL 2021: RCB all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed changes game with 3 wickets in an over against SRH – WATCH


Left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) picked up three wickets in one over to assist his group script a sensational six-run win over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an Indian Premier League match on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium right here on Wednesday.

Shahbaz derailed SRH’s chase by dismissing their star gamers Jonny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, and Abdul Samad in the seventeenth over. Moreover, the bowler gave off only a run in the over.

Here’s the video of Shahbaz’s heroics:

Talking in regards to the match, chasing a modest goal of 149 set by the RCB, SRH have been cruising until Ahmed got here to bowl his second over, the seventeenth of the innings. Before that, SRH had acquired off to a rousing begin with skipper David Warner (54 off 37 balls) and Manish Pandey (38 off 39 balls) including 83 runs for the second wicket.

Even after the departure of Warner, they have been in the game needing 35 runs off 24 balls with eight wickets in hand when Ahmed, who represnts Bengal in the home circuit, got here to bowl the seventeenth over and adjusted the destiny of the match in an area of six deliveries.

Ahmed dismissed Bairstow, Pandey and Samad of the primary, second and sixth deliveries, all caught whereas making an attempt to play against the spin, to show the tide in his group’s favour.

Bairstow was caught at quick mid-wicket by wicketkeeper Ab de Villiers, Pandey was caught at quick third man by Harshal Patel whereas Samad was caught and bowled with Ahmed taking a skier. He conceded only one run in that over because the equation instantly modified to 34 off 18 deliveries.

Pressure set in and Vijay Shankar was caught in the deep off Patel whereas Jason Holder adopted quickly, holing out in the deep off the bowling of Mohammed Siraj.

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan tried to win it for SRH with a number of lusty blows, bringing the equation all the way down to eight runs off 4 balls, however he ran out of steam and was run out two balls later. For RCB, Siraj and Harshal Patel chipped in with an identical figures of two/25 from 4 overs.

Earlier, SRH bowlers, led by Jason Holder (3/30) and Rashid (2/18), had restricted RCB to 149/8 after it checked out one level of time that RCB would cruise to a giant rating.

At 91/2 after 12 overs, it seemed just like the RCB trio of Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers would take the SRH bowlers to the cleaners.

However, led by the Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid, SRH conceded simply 18 runs in the following 5 overs whereas selecting up 4 wickets. Rashid took two wickets for seven runs in his two overs in that part.

Some power-hitting by Maxwell (59 off 41 balls) and a 9-ball 12 by Kyle Jamieson took RCB to their eventual rating of 149/8.

Maxwell, who was the top-scorer for his team, was dismissed off the last ball of the innings. He hit three sixes and 5 fours after having walked in to bat at No. 4.

For SRH, West Indian Holder, who acquired the prized scalps of Kohli and Maxwell, was probably the most profitable bowler, returning figures of 3/30 in 4 overs.

Rashid, who dismissed the RCB trumpcard AB de Villiers (1 off 5 balls), completed with 2/18 from his 4 overs.

Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/8 in 20 overs (G Maxwell 59, V Kohli 33, J Holder 3/30, R Khan 2/18) beat SunRisers Hyderabad 143/9 in 20 overs (D Warner 54, M Pandey 38, S Ahmed 3/7, M Siraj 2/25, H Patel 2/25) by six runs.



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