The second game of the first double-header of IPL 2019 saw Mumbai Indians taking on Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium. After being sent in to bat first, Delhi had a disastrous start as they lost their first 2 wickets for just 29 runs.
However, newly traded star Shikhar Dhawan combined with Colin Ingram to take the score to 112, which gave a platform for a player like Rishabh Pant to unleash himself. The youngster smashes 78 runs in only 27 balls, which helped Delhi cross the 200-run mark. The target proved too hot to handle for the home side, as they lost the clash by 37 runs.
As many as 3 uncapped players took the field during the game and here is a recap of their performance.
The third player from Kashmir and the youngest IPL player to make his debut, Salam had a match to forget as he conceded 42 runs in his 4 overs, including 2 no-balls and a wide. However, despite being on the expensive side, he did show glimpses of his skills – like when he troubled Dhawan with his pacy away dipper that whizzed past the player’s bat.
Salam started off proceedings with a no-ball and ended in an agonizing manner as well, conceding two sixes, a wide and a four in his last four deliveries that he bowled in the game. However, to be fair to the youngster, Pant was on song, wherein he spared no one, and here’s hoping that Mumbai Indians gives him yet another chance at redemption.
Tewatia came in to bat at number 8 when Pant had rescued Delhi and the side was well en route to a competitive target. Tewatia faced only four balls but the moment that he would remember for a while is when he went down on his knees and sent a Jasprit Bumrah delivery dancing over deep mid-wicket for a huge six. He got a chance to bowl as well, get smashed by Keiron Pollard for a four and a six in his very first over. However, Tewatia returned to scalp the wicket of Mitchell McClenaghan, who was stumped after some sharp work behind the wickets from Pant. The uncapped player was also in the mix on the field as he latched on to four catches.
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Chosen over Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav had a chance to seal his spot in the XI but was unable to as he was troubled by Rabada and Ishant Sharma in his short stay at the crease. He faced a searing 147.8kmph delivery from the South African, which was sent away down to mid-on for a single and he was eventually run-out trying to take a tight single.