New Delhi. The second half of IPL 2021 is going to start from 19th September in UAE (IPL 2021 second round). If a team does not have a legendary bowler, then someone will miss the star batsman. But everyone’s eyes are on the IPL title. Although the first half of the league had to be postponed due to Corona. But there were many memorable matches and performances in it. Whether it was Rabindra Jadeja’s 37-run innings in Harshal Patel’s one over or Delhi Capitals’ opener Prithvi Shaw hit six fours in the next six balls. Let’s talk about 5 memorable moments related to 29 matches in the first half of the league.
RCB fast bowler Hershel Patel took 9 wickets in death overs at an economy rate of 5.85 in the first 4 matches of IPL 2021. Then came the match against Chennai Super Kings. This match proved to be really bad for him. In this match, Hershel bowled the 20th over of CSK’s innings. Jadeja hit 4 sixes in his first 4 balls with a no ball. Jadeja took runs in the next ball and the all-rounder hit a six and a four in the next two balls. Thus, Jadeja Harshal scored a total of 37 runs in one over. It was the second most expensive over in the history of the IPL.
Prithvi hit four fours off six balls
Jadeja batted aggressively against Harshal in the last over of the innings. But Delhi Capitals batsman Prithviraj went one step ahead and bowled fours in a row in the first over. Kolkata Knight Riders fast bowler Shivam Mavi’s over was done by Shaw. In fact, Kolkata gave Delhi a target of 155 runs in the match. Which was not big in terms of T20. But batting like Shaw in the first over, this goal proved to be a dwarf for Delhi. He added 132 for the first wicket with Shikhar Dhawan and Delhi won the match by 7 wickets off 21 balls.
When Samson refuses to take a run
Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson scored his first century in IPL 2021. He scored a century against the Punjab Kings. However, in this match, his title was more than a century for not taking 1 run. In fact, Punjab Kings gave Rajasthan a target of 222 runs. Rajasthan came very close to this target. He needed 13 runs in the last over. Rajasthan was the first ball to run. Rajasthan needed 5 runs in the last 2 balls to win.
Samson was on strike, he played the fifth ball towards the long off. Standing on the edge of non-striker was Chris Morris, the most expensive player in IPL history, whom Rajasthan bought at auction for Rs 16.25 crore. But Samson refuses to take the single. Morris then had to return to his crease.
Now Rajasthan needed only runs in the last over. Arshdeep gives the ball outside the stumps. Samson hit a big shot. But the ball went into the air and he got out. Rajasthan lost this match.
Brar Kohli dismisses Kohli, Maxwell and de Villiers
What Punjab Kings spinner Harpreet Brar did in IPL 2021 will be remembered for a long time. The bowler did not have a single wicket in his third IPL season. But in the 26th match of IPL 2021 against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the bowler decided to win the team by bowling out legendary batsmen like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers in just 7 balls.
Pollard played a memorable innings against CSK
Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieran Pollard played an innings against CSK in the first half of IPL 2021 that will be remembered for a long time. In fact, CSK gave Mumbai a target of 219 runs. When Pollard came down to bat in the tenth over, Mumbai scored 81 for 3. To win, the team had to run at the rate of 1 13 runs. Pollard then changed his gear and rained on the boundary. First he hit 3 sixes in Jadeja’s over and then 2 sixes in Lungi Ngidi’s over. Shardul Tagore is in the same situation.
Mumbai needed 1 run in the last over. Ngidi was bowling this over. Dhawal Kulkarni was at the end of the non-striker. So Pollard decided to play all the balls. The first and fourth balls did not take a single, while the middle two balls hit a four. Now the team needed runs with balls. Ngidi bowled a full toss, on which Pollard hit a six. Pollard then ran for the last ball and put the match in Mumbai’s bag. He remained unbeaten on 87 off 34 balls.
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