WATCH: IPL 2021 – Saurabh Tiwary hit in the middle of legs by wild throw off Arshdeep Singh; batter down with pain

Saurabh Tiwary was selected in MI's playing XI against Punjab Kings as a replacement for an out-of-form Ishan Kishan.

Saurabh Tiwary and Arshdeep Singh
Saurabh Tiwary and Arshdeep Singh

Saurabh Tiwary played a crucial knock to lay the foundation of Mumbai Indians (MI) win over Punjab Kings (PBKS) in match 42 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. However, the left-hander was involved in an unfortunate incident during the 12th over of the second innings as he was hit on the box by Arshdeep Singh‘s throw.

The incident took place when Saurabh Tiwary drove the ball straight back to Arshdeep Singh on the fourth ball of his over. The bowler threw the ball right back at the batter, which hit him straight on the box. Meanwhile, MI’s physio had to rush out to have a check on the left-hander, as he appeared to be in some serious pain.

Singh was quick to apologize and went to check on the Ranchi-born cricketer. On the next delivery, Tiwary responded with an elegant boundary towards the gap between mid-off and extra cover to have the last laugh.

Here’s the full video of the occurrence in Abu Dhabi:

Dominating victory for Mumbai Indians; Pollard-Pandya back to destruction

Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya
Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya have won plenty of games for Mumbai Indians in the IPL

Coming to the result of the game, the Rohit Sharma-led side clinched a crunching triumph by six wickets in the penultimate over of the game. However, they had lost quick wickets during the early overs before Saurabh Tiwary anchored the innings with his steady knock of 45 runs in 37 deliveries.

In the end, Hardik Pandya (40*) and Kieron Pollard (15*) stayed at the crease to take their side home. The latter also won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for his brilliant all-round performance. 

With this win, the MI Paltan displaced PBKS to occupy the fifth spot in the Points Table and continue in the race for the playoffs. 

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