RCB became the 3rd team to qualify for the play offs in IPL 2021 with a close win over Punjab Kings by just 6 runs. For Punjab Kings, it was a similar story to narrate of openers doing very well in the chase to put up 91 for none after 10 overs, but after that, no support from the other batsmen were forthcoming & they faltered in the balance 10 overs. Legspinner Yuvzendra Chahal produced the ball of IPL 2021 with an absolute ripper with a ball pitched outside the leg stump turning across the face of the bat of Sarfraz Khan, who was playing his first game of this leg & went onto hit the off stump & spare a thought for this batsman, who received this ball first up & was sent packing for a golden duck. One feels for Chahal, that he is not a part of the Indian team for the t20 world cup to be played in the UAE.
KRR improved their chances of qualifying with a win over SRH by 6 wickets. Shubman Gill played that languid knock of his. Young 21 years old raw pacer, Umran Malik of Srinagar bowled the fastest ball of IPL 2021 at 150 clicks for SRH giving the openers a real tough time at the crease with raw pace. Cricketing experts in the com box were raving about this bloke.
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