SRH vs RCB: Watch – Shahbaz Ahmed Rattles Aiden Markram’s Stumps As He Misses Reverse-sweep


Last Update on: May 18th, 2023 at 09:12 pm

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss & opted to bowl first against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). The openers Abhishek Sharma & Rahul Tripathi were dismissed cheaply in the powerplay overs. Aiden Markram along with Heinrich Klaasen started rebuilding the innings. SRH skipper Aiden Markram was seen struggling to clear the fence.

Heinrich Klaasen was seen taking calculative risks and he along with Aiden Markram made sure that they rotated the strike on a consistent basis. It won’t be wrong to say that RCB were missing the services of the shrewd spinner Wanindu Hasaranga.

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SRH would be keen to spoil the party of RCB as the hosts are already out of the playoffs. SRH have had a topsy-turvy season and all eyes would be on Heinrich Klaasen who has been one of the biggest positive for the side.

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Watch- Shahbaz Ahmed deceives Aiden Markram

At the end of 12 overs, SRH’s score was 101-2. Shahbaz Ahmed was bowling the 13th over, on the 5th delivery Markram tried to play a premeditated reverse sweep shot but he missed it completely and his stumps were rattled.

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Shahbaz Ahmed used a lot of variations and bowled impeccable lines & lengths. Aiden Markram was dismissed on 18 runs in 20 balls and astonishingly didn’t struck a boundary. SRH’s score at 12.5 over was 104-3.

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Fascinating Action on Cards

It won’t be wrong to say that the dismissal of Aiden Markram would be a blessing in disguise for the hosts. The rising batter Harry Brook could be dangerous in this phase as RCB’s spinners haven’t been able to extract turn from the surface.

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RCB skipper Faf du Plessis would be considering bringing back Mohammed Siraj for an over as Klaasen has looked threatening. There are chances that dew might come into action but the visitors would be aware of the fact that RCB’s middle order is quite fragile as chasing a score of around 200 would be tough.

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