The second match of the Sunday double header is underway in Wankhede Stadium Mumbai. The match will be played between Punjab Kings and Delhi capitals. After winning the toss, Delhi capitals elected to field first. Consequently, the decision of Delhi Capitals wasn’t exactly the best. The openers of Punjab Kings, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul absolutely slaughtered the bowling of Delhi Capitals.
The duo added 122 runs for first wicket in just 12.4 overs. Accordingly, Mayank Agarwal was disdainful to the bowlers of Delhi Capitals and he smacked 69 in just 36 balls. That included 7 fours and two sixes. KL Rahul was a bit more sedate compared to Agarwal. Rahul scored 61 in 51 deliveries.
One such moment of dominance from Mayank Agarwal was shown at the start of eleventh over. Kagiso Rabada, one of the top most bowlers in International Cricket was bowling the eleventh over and Mayank Agarwal was on strike. The first ball Rabada bowled to Agarwal was a length ball. It was right into the hitting zone of Mayank Agarwal.
Agarwal hits 2 consecutive sixes to Rabada!
Hence, he just cleared his front leg and smashed the ball over long off boundary. It was quite an unbelievable shot. Moreover, the next ball was a typical fast bowler response. It was a short delivery by Rabada, but the line was wrong. It was on the leg stump. Mayank Agarwal quickly identified the line of the delivery.
He instantly went onto the back foot and pulled it over fine leg for six. It was a typical T20 shot as while playing the shot, Agarwal resembled the Nataraj statue of one leg up and body twisted. Moreover he was looking very dangerous and was all set to to score his hundred. However he got out on the score of 69 of 36 deliveries.
His wicket was taken by Lukman Meriwala who was playing his first match of the season. It was a full and wide outside of delivery and Mayank tried to slice it over extra cover. Hence, he was easily taken at extra cover by Dhawan and his breathtaking hitting came to and end.
Watch the video of Mayank Agarwal to sixers to Kagiso Rabada here:
M11: DC vs PBKS – Mayank Agarwal Six https://t.co/E2rQlqKFjC
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