Abu Dhabi: Mumbai Indians fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is known for bowling yorkers, but on Wednesday he used searing short balls to get rid of three key Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsmen, and complete 100 wickets in his Indian Premier League (IPL) career.
The right-armer’s effort restricted Mumbai Indians total to well below 200 runs.
Bumrah, who got most of the wickets early in the tournament with a mix of deliveries, most of which were fuller or good length, has towards the back-end of the tournament found his scalps with short pitched deliveries that have caught the batsmen by surprise.
He got rid of skipper Virat Kohli, RCB top scorer Devdutt Padikkal, and all-rounder Shivam Dube with short deliveries that either cramped them for room or could not be tamed at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Kohli tried to pull a short delivery as RCB, in good position, tried to force the pace. The RCB and India skipper top-edged the shot and was taken at mid-wicket. It was Bumrah’s 100th IPL scalp.
Devdutt Padikkal, who looked good for a century fell for a 45-ball 74 as he tried to hit a short of length delivery fired into his body but was caught at long leg.
Shivam Dube couldn’t keep a bouncer down and was taken at deep mid-wicket.
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