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IPL 2018: Top 5 spells of week 1 (April 7-13) of IPL XI

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899   //    15 Apr 2018, 16:25 IST

Over the past decade, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has managed to unearth some great Indian talents who have been hiding somewhere in the unexplored mines. This year as well, a supremely talented spinner has been found who can do wonders for India in the past.

Besides the Bathinda-born spinner Mayank Markande, the other renowned spinners have also managed to recreate their magic, which is highlighted by 3 spinners in this list. Let us have a look at the top 5 spells of week 1 of IPL 11:

#5 Mustafizur Rahman 3/24 v Sunrisers Hyderabad

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"Mustafizur Rahman has lost his sheen," said many. But on the closely contested match against Sunrisers Hyderabad which went down to the wire, 'Fizz' showed that he still has got some tricks up his sleeve. Hyderabad needed just 12 runs from as many balls when Rahman got the ball in his hand. Prior to this over, Rahman had conceded 23 runs in 3 overs and the match was well in Hyderabad's pocket.

But the next 6 balls mesmerized every cricket lover and baffled Hyderabad fans. In the penultimate over the game, Rahman conceded just one run and took 2 wickets, to put MI in the driver's seat. But just like the final of Hero Nidahas Trophy 2018, he got unlucky as Ben Cutting conceded 14 runs in the last over. However, his spell of 24/3 is highly praiseworthy.

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