Rajasthan is going to face Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 15. Something happened during this match, which never happened in the history of IPL.
Rajasthan is going to face Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 15. Something happened during this match, which never happened in the history of IPL. For the first time in the league a player has been retired. Ravichandran Ashwin of Rajasthan Royals decided to retire against Lucknow Super Giants. This has happened for the first time in the league. After which the word retired out has started trending on social media.
West Indies’ Ian Bishop has also tweeted about this. He said in the tweet, this is a great T20 strategy. In the 21st century, the T20 format is telling us that we can think of the game and change it.
Shimron Hetmyer takes over the team
Riding on Shimron Hetmyer’s unbeaten 59 and a 68-run stand for the fifth wicket with Ravichandran Ashwin (28), Rajasthan Royals made 165 for six against Lucknow Super Giants after faltering in the middle overs. Hetmyer hit six sixes and a four in his unbeaten 36-ball knock, taking full advantage of a simple catch by Krunal Pandya off Krishnappa Gautam. Rajasthan team added 50 runs in the last three overs.
After getting the invitation to bat first, Devdutt Padikkal hit a four in the opening over against Dushmantha Chameera (22 runs without success in four overs), then Jos Buttler (13) running in the same rhythm, Jason Holder (two wickets for 48 runs) He opened his account by hitting a six and then a four. Padikkal welcomed Ravi Bishnoi for two consecutive fours in the fourth over but the team could only collect five runs in the last two overs of the power play and during this Avesh Khan (1 for 31) bowled Butler to give the first breakthrough to Lucknow. .
Captain Sanju Samson (13) hit four boundaries against Bishnoi and Avesh but in an attempt to increase the run rate, Holder’s delivery was caught leg-before in the ninth over. In the next over, Krishnappa Gautam (two wickets for 30 runs) gave a double blow to the Rajasthan team. He bowled Rasi Van der Dusen (04) after sending Padikkal, who had so far held one end, to the pavilion by catching the holder. Padikkal scored the same number of runs in 29 balls with the help of four fours. The Rajasthan team came under pressure after losing three wickets in 11 balls and seven runs.
The pair of Shimron Hetmyer and Ravichandran Ashwin scored just 25 runs in the next five overs, which included Hetmyer’s brilliant six against Krishnappa. Ashwin took the team’s score beyond 100 by hitting two sixes against Krishnappa in the first two balls of the 16th over. 16 runs were scored from this over. Hetmyer picked up a six against Holder in the 18th over, after completing a 50-run stand for the fifth wicket with Ashwin in 7.3 overs, slamming another six. After the second ball of the next over, Ashwin retired and returned to the pavilion.
Hetmyer completed his fifty in 33 balls by hitting two consecutive sixes in this over of Avesh Khan. Hetmyer and Riyan Parag hit sixes against Holder who came to bowl in the last over to take the team’s score beyond 160. Parag was caught after scoring eight runs off four balls.