IPL 2023: Five game-changing moments in the tournament so far
With their calibre and skills, these five players have given unforgettable moments to IPL fans in the ongoing IPL 2023 thus far.
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is known for its nail-biting thrillers, and the ongoing edition of the IPL has been no different as it has given some amazing and joyful moments to its supporters with some heart-stopping action.
After witnessing the action for more than a month, ardent league buffs have got an ample number of memorable moments to treasure from the 16th edition.
So far, more than 40 games have been witnessed by fans, and of these contests, some will reside in the minds of fans for their entire lives due to their unprecedented action. Unlike normal matches, a few included some extraordinary performances that will go down as the greatest in the history of the league, and will also be unforgettable for any avid IPL watcher.
Here are five-game changing moments from the 16th edition thus far:
5. Sam Curran’s power-hitting against Mumbai Indians
In the 31st game of the edition, Mumbai Indians (MI) hosted Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Wankhede Stadium. Winning the toss, MI skipper Rohit Sharma invited Punjab to bat first. For MI bowlers, things went well in the first ten overs as they hunted four PBKS batters.
However, the arrival of Sam Curran broke MI’s momentum as Punjab’s stand-in skipper took the matter into his hands. In the important match, the southpaw exploded with his bat and stitched a 92-run partnership with Harpreet Singh Bhatia. The 24-year-old stood till the 19th over and amassed 55 runs off just 29 deliveries. His swift knock was studded with nine boundaries (five fours and four maximums).
Riding on his superb knock, Punjab posted a colossal total of 214 on the board. The captain’s performance filled PBKS bowlers with confidence and they stopped Mumbai to 201. In the end, Curran also bagged the Player of the Match award for his incredible batting show.