IPL 10: 5 best performances in the league stage which went in vain
Lets have a glance at some of the unlucky performers in the tournament.
by Arya Author
Published - May 15, 2017 6:32 pm | Updated - May 15, 2017 6:32 pm
We have reached the business end of IPL 10 and we are left with just 4 more matches before we get to know the champions of the 10th edition of the best T20 league across the world. The group stages have seen some terrific individual performances both with both bat and the ball and also in the field and at the end of it all we have found out our four teams who have qualified for the playoffs.
All through this tournament, we have seen some exceptional performances going in vain. Kings XI Punjab opener Hashim Amla was two times unlucky as despite his twin centuries Punjab came out losers on both the occasions. Not only Amla but there have been quite a few all-round performances which haven’t given their side a victory.
So as we approach the playoffs let’s have a look at 5 best performances in the group stages which went in vain.
Manan Vohra- 95 of 50 deliveries (Kings XI Punjab v Sunrisers Hyderabad)
It was the brilliant innings from the blade of opener Vohra which kept Punjab in the game till the very last over of the match despite losing wickets at regular intervals. The youngster kept Punjab in the hunt with his amazing strokeplay and waged a lone battle to take Punjab within touching distance of the target.
They were reduced to 82/6 chasing 159 runs but it was Vohra who batted sensibly and struck the big shots on a consistent basis. He smashed 9 fours and 5 sixes during his exceptional innings before falling to Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the penultimate over. It was a painful moment for Vohra as he played some amazing shots and deserved to take his side over the finishing line. It was a perfectly executed Yorker by Bhuvi which thudded on to his pads and would have crashed onto middle and leg.