Mumbai Indians batter Tilak Varma took a brilliant catch to dismiss Dwayne Bravo at the Wankhede Stadium in Match 59 of the Indian Premier League 2022 season. The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder returned back to the pavilion for 12 runs.
Dwayne Bravo walked out to the crease after the fall of Shivam Dubey’s wicket in the eighth over of the innings. He started off the innings cautiously. In the thirteenth over, Bravo slammed a six off Kumar Kartikeya over deep mid-wicket. On the very next delivery, he was sent back to the hut.
Kumar Kartikeya bowled a full toss around the off-stump which Bravo chipped to Tilak Varma at the covers. Tilak took a sharp catch, given that the ball was hit very hard by the all-rounder. Bravo managed 12 runs off 15 balls during his stay at the crease.
Watch the wicket here:
Earlier, in the match, Devon Conway was dismissed amid the DRS drama. The opener was given lbw in the first over of the innings against Daniel Sams. However, the replays clearly suggested that the ball was missing the stumps. But, as luck would have it, Conway was not able to opt for the DRS, due to a power cut at the Wankhede Stadium. The left-hander had to go back to the pavilion for a duck
The incident was repeated in the second over when Robin Uthappa wanted to review an LBW decision. The DRS system was still not available. However, the replays suggested that the ball would have crashed onto the stumps.
Unbelievable effort: Riley Meredith on Mumbai Indians bowling Chennai Super Kings out for 97 runs
The Chennai Super Kings have been bowled out for a paltry 97 runs in around 16 overs. MS Dhoni was the lone fighter with the bat, scoring 36 runs off 32 balls. The rest of the batting failed to counter the Mumbai Indians’ bowling attack. This is Chennai’s second-lowest total in the Indian Premier League.
Mumbai Indians pacer Daniel Sams was the pick of the bowlers with 3/16 in his four overs. Along with him, Riley Meredith and Kumar Kartikeya also bowled well picking two wickets each. Reflecting on the team’s performance, Meredith expressed that it was an unbelievable effort from the bowlers. He said,
“Everyone bowled well, unbelievable effort. The ball was swinging even in the 7th and 8th over, definitely not complaining. It was a loose ball to Rayudu but then I swung the ball and found the inside edge. Not a lot of pace off as it was coming through nicely and it was troubling them with pace on.”