NEW DELHI: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) spinner Shahbaz Ahmed, who bowled the match-winning seventeenth over in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad, mentioned that he was launched late within the assault as a result of David Warner stayed lengthy on the crease.
The left-handed SRH skipper departed after enjoying a knock of 54 runs within the 14th over of the conflict. Kyle Jamieson despatched him packing and handed SRH a second blow. In the subsequent over, skipper Virat Kohli launched left-arm spinner Ahmed as Manish Pandey and Jonny Bairstow, each right-handers, had been on the crease. Ahmed gave six runs in that over and returned again for the seventeenth over.
SRH had been 115/2 earlier than the beginning of the seventeenth over. But Ahmed scalped three wickets in that over and turned the tide in favour of RCB. He bagged Jonny Bairstow (12), Manish Pandey (38) and Abdul Samad (0).
After the seventeenth over, SRH’s rating learn 116/5 and the facet managed to succeed in 143/9 of their allotted 20 overs however did not cross the road.
In pics, game-changer: ‘Super’ Shahbaz sinks SRH ship
Shahbaz Ahmed was the massive recreation changer in Wednesday’s IPL match. He claimed three wickets to assist RCB defend 149 vs SRH and register their second consecutive win of IPL 2021. Virat Kohli’s workforce gained the match by six runs. (Photo credit score: RCB/IPL/BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad had been 115/2 after the sixteenth over, however Shahbaz claimed three wickets within the seventeenth over and turned the tide in RCB’s favour. (PTI/BCCI/IPL Photo)
The 26-year-old Shahbaz dismissed Jonny Bairstow (12), Manish Pandey (38), and Abdul Samad (0) within the seventeenth over. (ANI/BCCI/IPL Photo)
Shahbaz, who’s from Mewat in Haryana however performs for Bengal in home cricket, returned figures of 3-7 in his two overs. (BCCI/IPL Photo)
“It was a tricky scenario (bowling the seventeenth over), however I’m glad that the captain trusted my skill,” Shahbaz, who was purchased by RCB at a base worth of Rs. 20 lakh within the IPL 2021 public sale, mentioned after the match. (IPL/BCCI Photo)
Shahbaz returned with the figures of 3-7 in his two overs whereas pacer Mohammed Siraj and Harshal Patel bagged two scalps every.
“It was a nervous scenario, Warner performed so lengthy that is why I obtained the seventeenth over however the wicket was serving to because it was providing grip and the captain knew that. Those two overs modified the sport for us. I’m glad to contribute to my workforce’s victory,” Ahmed mentioned in a video posted by RCB’s official Twitter deal with.
.@myntra Stylish Player of #SRHvRCB: Shahbaz AhmedSport altering seventeenth over, and a chance to bat at No.3 earl… https://t.co/hTpK77M9RM
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Opening recreation hero and Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel additionally shared his expertise and mentioned, “I used to be very clear about my plans. I knew what I needed to do. I used to be assured that I can execute it. It was simply a kind of errors that occurred and by chance we obtained out of the opposite facet of the sport.
“Every time you bag these two factors you get the satisfaction. We have made some errors on this recreation as effectively but it surely’s all about getting higher and specializing in the subsequent conflict now,” he added.
Director of Cricket Mike Hesson mentioned Harshal’s first over gave them the concept that which lengths are going to work on the wicket.
“Harshal’s first over went for 4 and it simply confirmed that in case you take the tempo off the ball, you hit these good lengths that we’re nonetheless within the recreation. We wanted an over like that simply to know we might crunch it down after which we simply began to squeeze, squeeze and squeeze,” Hesson mentioned.
RCB will subsequent lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders on the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.