Bangalore survived a scare and beat Mumbai in the Super Over and win their second game of the Indian T20 League season.
Here are the key talking points from the contest:
Devdutt's dream start continues
Bangalore employ and field the Indian and Australian cricket team captains Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch but it’s their rookie batsman Devdutt Padikkal who’s been stealing all the headlines in the early stages of this season. The young batsman scored a brilliant 54 off 40 and if not for a brilliant catch from Kieron Pollard, looked on course for a huge score. Paddikal became only the fifth batsman to score two half-centuries in his first three outings, joining Matthew Hayden, Kumar Sangakkara, Naman Ojha and Paul Collingwood in achieving this feat and is quickly becoming a huge player in a star-studded batting line-up.
Boom's doom form
Jasprit Bumrah is undoubtedly one of the game's best bowlers, but the 26-year-old has hit a slump that is quite uncharacteristic of him. The pacer gave away 42 runs in four overs but more surprisingly, the usually reliable pacer gave away 33 runs in his two overs at the death and also finished wicketless, a rather rare sight in white-ball cricket. In his three outings so far this season, Bumrah's figures read 12-0-117-2, an economy rate of 9.75, strike rate of 36 and an average of 58.5. A disastrous season for one of the game's premier bowlers.
A beautiful outing for Sundar
In a game that tallied total runs, all-rounder Washington Sundar was a class above the rest. Bowling against two of the game's best batsmen in Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, Sundar stifled both batsmen in the powerplay and also picked up the prized wicket of Sharma. In his four overs, Sundar conceded just 12 runs at an economy of just three runs per over. A sensational performance that was key to Bangalore's victory.
Kishan comes good
Benched for the first two matches, Mumbai drafted in Ishan Kishan in place of Saurabh Tiwary and the decision proved to be a masterstroke as the talented young batsman smashed 99 to take his team from the jaws of defeat to within an inch of a victory. Kishan smashed nine sixes in his innings but did not come out to bat in the Super Over, a decision Mumbai will ponder on till their next match.
Feature image courtesy: Twitter