Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theekshana, who had taken 4 wickets when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) final confronted Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, as soon as once more proved to be a bane for the Faf du Plessis-led aspect on Wednesday as he took three wickets within the penultimate over to halt their momentum on the dying and assist prohibit them to 173/8, when a much bigger complete on the playing cards. He completed with figures of three/27 and was CSK’s greatest bowler on the night time.
With the primary supply of the nineteenth over, Theekshana had the nicely set Mahipal Lomror caught at cow nook by Ruturaj Gaikwad. Lomror was on 42 off 26 balls earlier than that supply and was key for RCB’s hopes of a robust end.
Off the very subsequent supply, his compatriot Wanindu Hasaranga tried to clear lengthy off, however he too discovered the protected arms of Ruturaj Gaikwad.
He missed out on the hat-trick, however off the ultimate supply of the over, he bamboozled Shahbaz Ahmed and the ball clattered the stumps.
Twitter was abuzz with reward for the Sri Lankan spinner after his good bowling on the dying.
Here are among the greatest reactions:
— Ankur (@AnkurTwts) May 4, 2022
Thala mark captaincy to carry Theekshana in nineteenth over ????????#CSKvRCB
— ℝ????????????????????ℝℂ???? (@im_RCult) May 4, 2022
Theekshana is a celebrity, can bowl in pp, in center overs and in dying too! ????
— πα₹α¥απ ???????? (@narayan4632) May 4, 2022
— CricBarath (@BarathTweetz) May 4, 2022
CSK captain MS Dhoni gained the toss and opted to bat.
Moeen Ali accounted for du Plessis and Kohli, whereas Maxwell was run out making an attempt to take a dangerous single.
Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror then rebuilt for RCB earlier than the previous holed out off Pretorius.
Lomror performed brilliantly till his wicket within the nineteenth over. He hit three boundaries and two sixes in his 27-ball knock.
Dinesh Karthik then supplied the flourish on the dying, hitting 16 run off the ultimate over to complete unbeaten on 26 off 17.
CSK had emerged victorious when the 2 groups met earlier this season.
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