IPL 2019: Top 5 game-changing moments from Week 1
The Indian Premier League commenced last week, and what a week it has been. In one week alone, we have witnessed multiple 200+ scores, a couple of centuries, a controversial moment and some brilliant bowling.
This year is already shaping up to be one of the best seasons the IPL due to its unpredictability. This year, we have seen how one moment can change a game completely in a team’s favor. These game-changing moments also gave fans a reason to watch the game until the end as anything can happen at any moment.
As the saying goes: “It isn’t over till the fat lady sings.” This statement could very well be used to sum up this year so far. Despite all the thrilling finishes and game-changing moments, we’ve taken the time to highlight the top 5 game-changing moments that stood out from the 1st week of the IPL.
#5 Bumrah dismisses Kohli (MI vs RCB)
The moment that everyone was waiting for in this year’s edition of the IPL was Jasprit Bumrah vs Virat Kohli. In fact, this was the tagline used in the advertisements leading up to the tournament. Therefore, fans were watching with utmost excitement when Mumbai Indians took on the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Mumbai Indians batted first and posted a total of 187/8 thanks to a brilliant cameo from Hardik Pandya. It was now time for Royal Challengers Bangalore to chase. After losing an early wicket, Kohli walked in to bat and was immediately facing Jasprit Bumrah. It was the moment everyone was waiting for.
Bumrah bowled three balls to Kohli and was dispatched to the boundary on all three occasions. It had seemed like Kohli got the better of the Indian pacer.
All was going well for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and they were cruising along towards a win. When Jasprit Bumrah came in to bowl his second over, Kohli tried to take him on again, but this time he was caught by Hardik Pandya.
This would be a game-changing moment for RCB who would begin losing wickets consistently and eventually fell short of their target by just 6 runs. Jasprit Bumrah picked up three wickets and was named the Man of the Match.
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