Basil Thampi bowls the most expensive 4 overs in IPL history

first_imgBasil Thampi bowled the most expensive four overs in the history of the Indian Premier League as Sunrisers Hyderabad went down by 14 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy in Benglauru.His horrendous bowling, along with some sloppy fielding helped RCB post 218/6 from their 20 overs in their do-or-die game. Ultimately, SRH slumped to their second straight defeat despite fifties from Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey.The Kerala pacer, who replaced Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this match, was hammered all over the park and returned with figures of 4/70 from his four overs. He bowled the 19th, 16th 13th and 8th over of the RCB innings and they went for 19, 14, 18 and 19 respectively.He gave away six maximums and five boundaries in his 24 balls on Thursday.Also read – IPL 2018, RCB Vs SRH: de Villiers, Moeen keep RCB play-offs hope aliveThe second most costliest four overs in an IPL match was bowled by Ishant Sharma, when he gave away 66 runs versus Chennai Super Kings in 2013. Umesh Yadav (65 vs RCB in 2013) and Sandeep Sharma (65 vs SRH in 2014) are just behind him.His was also the most expensive by an Indian bowler ever. Earlier, Sreenath Aravind conceded 69 for RCB in 2011. B Akhil conceded 67 for Karnataka in 2010 and Ishant had given away 66 versus CSK in 2013.Also read – Normal human beings don’t do that: Kohli on de Villiers catchHis forgetful bowling figures could be credited to some fearsome and powerful batting from AB de Villiers, Moeen Ali and then Colin de Grandhomme.De Villiers, who came out to bat at No. 3 on Thursday, hit the ground running from the word go.advertisementHe took on the bowlers and attacked everyone, who was thrown at him. His attacking innings allowed Virat Kohli to settle in but unfortunately the captain couldn’t carry on. But, that was not going to stop the South African in RCB’s penultimate league game of IPL 2018. De Villiers continued his attacking style of play and hit his 50 off 32 balls, with a boundary off Siddharth Kaul in the 12th over.Also read – Watch AB de Villiers fly like Superman to pull off a blinder vs SRHThe 34-year-old was joined by Moeen Ali, who after his initial struggles, started finding the middle of the bat with ease. Ali also brought up his maiden IPL fifty in the 13th over of Basil Thampi with a boundary through covers. But, that was not it. There was more to come. After the Englishman reached his fifty, he also joined in the bandwagon and started hammering the bowlers. But, his fireworks were constantly being overshadowed by ABD. His display of power and timing gave RCB hope that they can go past the 250-run mark at one point but he fell for a 39-ball 69 before falling to Rashid Khan in the 15th over. Thus, ended the exciting 107-run stand for the third wicket.Also read – AB de Villiers on Superman catch: Made it look better than it wasHe hit 12 fours and one six in his 39-ball innings. The Afghani struck again on the fourth ball off the over to send Moeen (65) back this time and RCB’s innings came to a stand-still. From 145/2, RCB were all of a sudden 149/4 in no time. But, Colin de Grandhomme (40) and Sarfaraz Khan (22) salvaged it and took RCB to 218/6 from their 20 overs.Chasing 219 to win, SRH started off positively and looked on course. Shikhar Dhawan and Alex Hales gave SRH a good start. Williamson (81) and Pandey (62*) followed suit but their efforts were not enough as SRH lost their fourth match in this year’s IPL.Also read – Teams don’t want RCB to win, we cherish that: Virat KohliSRH, who had already qualified for the play-offs prior to this game, will next face Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad on Saturday.last_img

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