Abhishek Sharma proved to be the most expensive bowler (PC: AFP)
New Delhi. Yash Dayal and Arjun Tendulkar are the bowlers who have conceded 31 runs in an over in IPL 2023. Now another name was added to his list on Saturday. Abhishek Sharma of Sunrisers Hyderabad also gave away 31 runs in one over. Lucknow Super Giants came on the field chasing the target of 183 runs. For 15 overs, the match was in the hands of Hyderabad.
Lucknow needed 69 runs in 30 balls to win. Abhishek Sharma came on the attack in the 16th over. Marcus Stoinis and Prerak Mankad were standing on strike. Firstly, in the first 2 balls, Stoinis hit 2 consecutive sixes. One ball was wide. That is, 13 runs were added to Lucknow’s account in just 2 balls.
Puran hit 3 consecutive sixes
Stoinis was dismissed on the third ball and then Nicholas Pooran came on strike, he hit 3 consecutive sixes in the remaining 3 balls of Abhishek’s over. Abhishek gave a total of 31 runs in this over. After this over, Lucknow had to score just 38 runs in 24 balls to win, which it scored in 19.4 overs.
,@SunRisers Abhi Shaken by Pooran Power 🙌 #SRHvLSG #TATAIPL #IPLonJioCinema #IPL2023 #EveryGameMatters , @LucknowIPL pic.twitter.com/wwAAqnGKVQ
— JioCinema (@JioCinema) May 13, 2023
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Second bowler to hit 5 sixes
Abhishek became the second bowler this season to hit 5 sixes in his one over. Earlier, Rinku Singh of Kolkata Knight Riders hit 5 sixes in one over of Yash Dayal of Gujarat Titans.
Bowling a part timer the 16th over was not a mistake. It was a blunder.. #SRHvsLSG
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 13, 2023
The only difference between the two is that in one over of Abhishek, 2 batsmen hit 5 sixes together, while in Yash’s over only one batsman hit 5 sixes. Irfan Pathan called Hyderabad’s blunder to get Abhishek done in the 16th over. He said that getting the 16th over done by the part-timer was not a mistake but a blunder.
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