The second IPL 2020 double header of the week confirmed the unpredictable nature of the match. Whereas Rajasthan Royals (RR) ended their shedding streak by pulling off an unlikely victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) within the first match of the day, Mumbai Indians (MI) snapped Delhi Capitals’ (DC) latest win streak with an emphatic victory within the day’s second recreation. (IPL 2020 FULL COVERAGE|IPL 2020 SCHEDULE|IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE)
Defending champions MI have now leapfrogged DC on the prime of the desk whereas RR presently sit sixth, behind SRH who’re at fifth though the Steve Smith-led aspect nonetheless stay in competition for a spot within the play-offs.
Listed here are the key speaking factors from the 2 matches.
RR’s Religion in Riyan Parag Pays Off
Riyan Parag was somebody so extremely rated throughout his debut season within the earlier IPL that even skipper Steve Smith – the most effective cricketers of the trendy period – sang his praises. The teenager from Assam has discovered life powerful throughout the ongoing version of the IPL although, and was even dropped for a bit.
Nevertheless, the franchise by no means misplaced religion within the teenager and their belief in his potential was vindicated because the 19-year previous starred in what was an unlikely win over SRH, scoring 42 of 26 balls and placing collectively an unbeaten 85-run stand with Rahul Tewatia. Oh, and talking of him…
Tewatia Proves He is No One-hit Surprise
‘Doing a Tewatia’ turned a phrase utilized by cricket followers throughout social media after the batsman turned what was a below-par innings towards Kings XI Punjab right into a match-winning one because of some lusty hitting. Nevertheless, there have been situations of gamers fading into oblivion after efficiency or two.
However Tewatia not solely supplied the massive hits towards SRH – he smashed Rashid Khan of all folks for 3 consecutive boundaries within the 18th over – he additionally did properly to information younger Parag throughout what was a tough run-chase. RR have lacked firepower within the decrease order in latest instances and Tewatia enjoying this manner bodes properly for them.
Suryakumar Stays MI’s Center-order Lynchpin
The flexibility of Suryakumar Yadav has by no means been doubtful however he has taken his consistency up a number of notches throughout the previous two IPL seasons. His big-hitting potential within the middle-order was evident as soon as once more towards DC as he helped negate Rohit Sharma’s early dismissal by placing collectively a quickfire 46-run stand with Quinton de Kock.
By the point Yadav was dismissed, MI wanted solely 33 runs in 30 balls. They did not make the run-chase simple on themselves by shedding three fast wickets after that however the Mumbai lad had finished sufficient to all however assure the win that may take the aspect to the highest of the desk.
DC’s Fielding Explanation for Concern
A recreation between in-form sides is commonly determined by the smallest of margins and so it proved for DC, who got here in to their match towards MI in high quality type. Nevertheless, they slumped to a five-wicket loss and in addition slipped to second within the present standings.
Prithvi Shaw’s indecision probably price the aspect a run-out of Kieron Pollard however there have been different situations of them not pulling their weight on the sector. Skipper Shreyas Iyer mentioned as a lot after the match and DC might want to kind this subject out quickly, because it has brought about them points via the match.