Krunal Pandya walked Markram and Phillips in two consecutive balls.Image Credit source: BCCI
Hyderabad: after two consecutive losses Lucknow Super Giants Looking for a perfect win. In the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the team that came out with this intention needed a strong performance on every front. The team started with bowling and captain Krunal Pandya himself took the lead. Already in this season, spinners from different teams stunned the batsmen with amazing balls, this time it was Krunal’s turn, who bowled 2 such magical balls in a row, which spoiled SRH’s game.
The bowlers of Lucknow, playing on the home ground of Sunrisers, put up a strong performance. From the very beginning, the fast bowlers took wickets and continued to strike. Despite this, the pace of Hyderabad’s runs remained intact. Hyderabad captain Eden Markram was also contributing in this, but then the Lucknow captain took the responsibility of stopping the captain.
Krunal’s charismatic bowling
Krunal Pandya came for bowling in the 13th over and spread the magic as soon as he came. Markram dodged badly on his very first ball and his balance deteriorated. Wicketkeeper Quinton Dickock quickly stumped him out. Then Glenn Phillips came to the crease, who had hit 25 runs in 7 balls in the last match itself. In such a situation, he could prove to be dangerous.
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But this time the havoc of Phillips could not be seen as Krunal ended his game with another charismatic ball. This time Krunal pitched the ball a little further, which Phillips wanted to play on the on-side by going on the backfoot, but the ball came out tremendously and his off-stump flew away. Phillips also had a surprised expression on his face.
SRH’s strong score
Before these two wickets, Hyderabad had 115 runs in 12 overs, but this over of Krunal put some rein on the runs. Krunal was the most economical and successful bowler of Hyderabad. He spent only 24 runs in his 4 overs and took these 2 wickets. However, Heinrich Klaasen and Abdul Samad, who came after this, made a strong partnership to take the team to a worthy score of 182 runs.