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IPL 2019: Top 5 game-changing moments from Week 1

Sunil Joseph
ANALYST
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 22:25 IST

#4 Rishabh Pant’s knock (DC vs MI)


Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant

Delhi Capitals are always known for getting off to poor starts every year. They always seem to get off to poor starts during a match resulting in a low total that their bowling lineup is unable to defend.

This time, Delhi Capitals rebranded themselves and were all set to take on the Mumbai Indians. After the losing the toss and being to put in to bat first, Delhi Capitals got off to a decent start. The match was looking even until the third wicket fell. Once Rishabh Pant walked out to bat at number 5, the entire game changed in Delhi Capitals’ favor.

Pant was an absolute delight to watch and showed why he is one of India’s most destructive middle order batsmen. He took apart a very good bowling unit and dispatched them for multiple sixes all over the ground. He even made Jasprit Bumrah look like an amateur bowler.

In the end, he remained unbeaten on 78 runs from just 27 balls and helped Delhi post a mammoth total of 213/6 in their 20 overs.

In return, Mumbai Indians were bowled out for 176 runs falling 37 runs short of their target. 

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Published 02 Apr 2019, 10:49 IST
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