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IPL 2020 | Yuzvendra Chahal: The man with a plan that changed RCB’s fate in SRH tie

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Yuzvendra Chahal



The pair of Jonny Bairstow and Manish Pandey had revived Sunrisers Hyderabad after an early and unlucky dismissal of captain David Warner negating the strain comfortably from the RCB assault whereas conserving run rate underneath examine. But with the center overs getting into, all they required was to see of Yuzvendra Chahal. 

The two managed to maintain him quiet in his first two overs with the plan to exploit runs from the opposite finish. But with the required rate hovering a tad over 9, Manish sought to assault the leg spinner. Against a large leg-break positioned properly outdoors off in the penultimate supply of the twelfth over, Manish rocked again to flay it off aspect, however survived a caught-behind enchantment on an RCB overview. Chahal maintained the road and size and lured Manish to bought for the massive one over covers off the very subsequent ball. Manish didn’t center the ball because the ball skewed off the underside finish to the fielder at lengthy off. 

With Chahal now anticipated in the dying overs SRH rested hope on Bairstow, who with two boundaries off Umesh Yadav notched up yet one more and a much-needed half-century. Despite an inexperienced middle-order to observe, SRH comfortably cruised to 121 for 2 after 15 overs in their chase to 164. Bairstow was set on 61 and the required rate was lower than 9. And that is when Virat Kohli introduced in Chahal for his ultimate over. 

The leggie lured the batsman with a flighted supply for a large shot however Bairstow didn’t get underneath it and the leg stump was shattered. And then in the very subsequent ball, Chahal bowled a googly to deceive Vijay Shankar, sending again the all-rounder for a golden duck. 

And all in a blink of an eye fixed, SRH have been 121 for 4 in 15.3 overs. Chahal’s three-wicket burst had revived RCB with an immature center order to be eliminated. 

When I bowled to Pandey I had the duvet fielder again, so perhaps he thought I’ll bowl outdoors offstump.” Chahal explained. “But that ball, I bowled on the stumps.

“For Bairstow, I knew that we need his wicket that over to come back into the game, even if I go for runs. That’s why I bowled it a bit fuller, but a bit on the legside, because it is very hard to hit from there since the ball is turning. And when Vijay (Shankar) came, Virat bhaiyya and AB (de Villiers) sir, we had decided that the first ball I will bowl a googly.”

Captain Kohli later advised the host broadcaster that the aspect ever gave up even when the momentun was in favour of the opposition, and that is what helped RCB to script that comeback.

“In the past if we had 43 off five, you would probably see shoulders dropping. The fact that we didn’t let the negativity seep into the bowling group even when there was dew and it was difficult to bowl, the guys kept believing and kept bowling attacking areas. Someone like Shivam (Dube) coming in and bowling three proper overs was an outstanding sign for us… a part-timer coming and doing the job means the guys want the opportunity, they want to be in pressure situations. And that’s the kind of mindset we want to be in.

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