The Royal Challengers Bangalore spinner Shahbaz Ahmed completely turned the match in the 17th over against Sunrises Hyderabad in Chennai. When the game was on a knife-edge captain Virat Kohli gave the ball to his young spinner. He had the difficult task of bowling to Johnny Bairstow and Manish Pandey who was looking for an opportunity to hit a big stroke. The left-arm spinner held his nerve and dismissed both Bairstow and Pandey in the same over.
Shahbaz Ahmed Takes A Caught And Bowled Catch Under Pressure
He made the over even better when he removed the dangerman, Abdul Samad, for a duck on the last ball. Shahbaz kept his cool and flighted the delivery against which Samad went to hit the slog sweep but ended up top-edging it.
Meanwhile, as soon as the ball went in Shahbaz called the catch ‘mine’ and settled under it. He finally grabbed a pressure catch and immediately started to celebrate and his RCB teammates joined him. It was a terrific over and one that completely tilted the match towards RCB’s favour. At the end that proved to be the match-defining over as Royal Challengers Bangalore made it 2 out of 2 wins in IPL 2021 as they defeated SRH by 6 runs.
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