The third week of the Indian Premier League ended on Saturday with Delhi Capitals holding on to their place on the high. With 10 factors in six matches, the DC are essentially the most constant aspect within the event, adopted by Mumbai Indians at 2nd.
This week, the motion within the event offered just a little readability on how the top-Four would possibly seem like. Whereas Kings XI Punjab look out of the race with six losses in seven video games, Chennai Tremendous Kings would require a herculean effort to place themselves in contentionfor a top-Four spot.
As we see go into the third week of the event, let’s check out 5 of the highest moments from this week of the event:
By the barest of margins!
The primary match of Saturday’s double-header noticed one of the thrilling finishes within the season. With seven runs wanted off the final ball, Glenn Maxwell performed a lofted drive off Narine’s supply, and the ball fell merely inches from the boundary line as KKR received by two runs.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 10, 2020
Shattered… 😞 #gameofinches
— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) October 10, 2020
At one stage, nevertheless, KXIP appeared to have been cruising away with the victory, as their opening stand of Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul added 100+ runs for the primary wicket. Nonetheless, their middle-order got here crumbling down within the 165-run chase, because the aspect misplaced 4 wickets inside 43 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin stirred controversy within the earlier version of the event when he ran out, or ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler in the course of the group stage sport of the IPL. This time, with DC head coach Ricky Ponting voicing his criticism of the ‘Mankad’, there have been speculations on whether or not Ashwin would repeat the mode of dismissal this yr.
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) October 5, 2020
The followers did not have to attend a lot for it, nevertheless. Within the match in opposition to RCB, Ashwin determined to not ‘Mankad’ Aaron Finch who was considerably away from the crease earlier than the ball was bowled. As an alternative, the off-spinner warned the Australian captain.
The ‘Rahuls’ turning up the warmth!
Within the first week of IPL 2020, KL Rahul slammed a superb century (132*) in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore. Within the subsequent week, Rahul Tewatia stepped up with a miraculous effort in opposition to Kings XI Punjab as he slammed 30 runs in an over off Sheldon Cottrell to steer Rajsthan Royals to a document run-chase.
And this week, it was the flip of Rahul Tewatia to show up the warmth. After a 16-ball 36 cameo at quantity eight for Kolkata Knight Riders in opposition to DC final week, Tripathi was promoted as an opener within the aspect’s subsequent sport in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings.
Tripathi scored 81 off simply 51 deliveries as he held one finish for a big a part of the KKR innings, finally aiding the aspect to a aggressive whole of 167. The aspect received the match by 10 runs.
King Kohli arrives:
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli lastly introduced his return to cricket in fashion on Saturday, as he slammed an unbeaten 90 off 51 balls in opposition to CSK to steer the aspect to a cushty victory.
Kohli’s 90* adopted up on scores of 43 and 72 not out in his earlier two matches.
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) October 10, 2020
Throughout the innings, he additionally grew to become the primary participant within the historical past of the IPL to achieve 6,000 runs.
MS Dhoni turns Superman:
The Chennai Tremendous Kings could also be having a torrid time on the sphere, however MS Dhoni’s presence behind the wickets stays as constant as ever.
Did You Watch ? Watch Out: Flying MS Dhoni
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 7, 2020
Throughout the match in opposition to KKR, Dhoni took a superb diving catch of Shivam Mavi, which left the followers in awe.