Brendon McCullum creates history in IPL 2018; hits 13 runs off one ball

Brendon McCullum creates history in IPL 2018; hits 13 runs off one ball

McCullum really punished Hardik Pandya for bowling a no ball.

Brendon McCullum
Brendon McCullum. (Photo Source: Twitter)

While last night’s thriller between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians was won by RCB who defeated MI by 14 runs, Kiwi batsman Brendon McCullum created a unique record in the process. He became the first cricketer in this season and only the second cricketer to score 13 runs off just a single delivery in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Earlier, Sourav Ganguly held the record of scoring 13 runs from one ball in IPL when he did it in 2014 against Rajasthan Royals (RR), while playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders.

One of most destructive batsmen in the RCB ranks McCullum played an extremely innovative shot to clear the boundary for a six over the keeper’s head during the match between RCB and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The incident happened during the 10th over of RCB’s innings when Hardik Pandya bowled a no ball to the New Zealander only to get hit for a six.

It was the second ball of the over when Pandya bowled the above waist full-toss as the batsman had stepped down from his crease to play the shot. It was immediately deemed a no ball by the umpire. The ball took the thick edge to clear the rope over third-man and the batsman got a free-hit.

On the next delivery, McCullum played an innovative ‘scoop’ shot to clear the rope again over the wicketkeeper Ishan Kishan’s head. With this, he added 13 runs for RCB off just 1 ball

You can watch the video below:

Match Details

Hosts RCB produced a disciplined bowling display as they beat Mumbai Indians by 14 runs. Chasing an achievable target of 168 runs, Mumbai lost wickets at regular intervals and could only post 153/7 in their 20 overs. Their chase ran into trouble right from the start as they lost their top order in the first seven overs before the total had reached the 50-run mark

Apart from Hardik Pandya, who scored a patient 50 off 42 deliveries, the rest of the Mumbai batsmen were unable to stand up to the RCB bowlers. With the win, the Bangalore team now stands at the fifth spot in the IPL table with six points from their eight matches. Mumbai is second from bottom in the eight-team ladder with four points from eight matches.

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