“Mighty spell”-Twitter reacts to Rajasthan crushing Bangalore with bowlers Prasidh Krishna and Obed McCoy

RR's bowling, especially Prasidh Krishna 'd death over bowling was criticised in their previous Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Titans. But he made a comeback and along with Obed McCoy, he took three wickets.

Prasish Krishna
Prasish Krishna and Obed McCoy

In Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022, an interesting bowling spell from Rajasthan Royals was seen when they showed how much this game meant for the team. A good start from Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings couldn’t end with satisfaction because RR made sure to crush them in the later overs. The match was played at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday, May 27.

RCB lost the wicket of Virat Kohli early on but that didn’t stop them to go for big scores as slow innings were played but still runs were added to the scoreboard. This only happened when RCB’s hero in the Eliminator, Rajat Patidar, was taking his good form in this match too. With a calm and composed half-century, Patidar couldn’t go for another huge score; being an impressive spin player, he couldn’t go for more after he fell prey to Ravichandran Ashwin’s spell in the 16th over.

And so it was followed by RCB’s quick fall of wickets. They could just add 34 runs between 16-20 overs and lost five wickets. Prasidh Krishna first stunned Virat Kohli, then dismissed the dangerous Dinesh Karthik to relieve RR. A deadly yorker from Krishna knocked Wanindu Hasaranga out. Krishna was heavily criticised because of his last game against Gujarat Titans where in the death overs, David Miller smashed three back to back sixes off his ball. He conceded 22 runs in his four overs with an economy of 5.50.

Obed McCoy also bagged the wickets first starting with RCB’s big fish in the form of Faf du Plessis, then Mahipal Lomror and Harshal Patel. He had conceded 23 runs in his three four overs with an economy of 5.75.

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Mohammad Siraj’s unwanted record

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Mohammad Siraj

In the battle of Royals, Rajasthan Royals were ahead of the Challengers in every department. In batting, Jos Buttler smashed yet another century, in fielding, Obed McCoy dismissed Glenn Maxwell with a low catch and in bowling.

It wasn’t the case with RCB because only Prasidh Krishna’s bat was speaking with which RCB were able to post 158 runs. But another thing must be noted down which is an unwanted record by RCB’s Mohammad Siraj.

Siraj was hammered for three sixes in his first two overs by Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal. This took his tally of sixes to 30, which is also the most conceded by a bowler in a single edition of IPL. Dwayne Bravo of Chennai Super Kings held that record with 29 sixes in 2018 and Yuzvendra Chahal had conceded 28 sixes.

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