IPL 2020: Aaron Finch helps a limping Mitchell Marsh to walk back after getting out
After losing their opening fixture, SRH will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on September 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Updated - Sep 22, 2020 5:50 pm
After dishing out to exciting matches on the first two days, IPL 2020 rolled out a rather one-sided fixture where Royal Challengers Bangalore defended their total and thumped Sunrisers Hyderabad to clinch a 10-run victory at Dubai International Stadium.
Half-centuries from young Devdutt Padikkal and South African stalwart AB de Villiers ensured that RCB put up a challenging 163-run total on the scoreboard. 20-year-old Padikkal, coming off a stellar domestic season, flaunted his calibre and smacked boundaries in the Powerplay to give RCB a solid start.
In response, SRH had an unfortunate start as their skipper David Warner got out due to an unlucky run-out at the non-striker’s end. Fellow opener Jonny Bairstow drove the ball down the ground and it went on straight to hit the stumps at the non-striker’s end while brushing bowler Umesh Yadav’s hand. After Warner’s departure, Manish Pandey and Bairstow kept SRH in the game by stitching a 75-run stand.
However, after Pandey’s dismissal, SRH shattered like a stack of cards, losing their last eight wickets in just 64 runs. Bairstow, the lone warrior for the Hyderabad side was castled by Yuzvendra Chahal to flag off RCB’s trail to the 10-run victory.
Mitchell Marsh had twisted his ankle in the first innings
While SRH’s scoreboard was reading 142/8, an injured Mitchell Marsh decided to step in the middle and try saving the sinking ship. Disdaining Marsh’s hopes to weave some magic in the last two overs, RCB all-rounder Shivam Dube got him out. With an injured ankle, Marsh had no choice but to go for a big shot. He went for it but handed a catch to Kohli at long-on.
After his dismissal, Marsh, who barely could walk, was helped RCB’s Aaron Finch while he was departing back to the dugout. In the first innings, the Australian twisted his ankle on the second ball after he came in to bowl the fifth over.
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SRH skipper Warner, in the post-match presentation, provided an update over Marsh’s injury and said that they’ll have to wait for the all-rounder’s X-Ray report. After losing their opening fixture, SRH will next take on Kolkata Knight Riders on September 26 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.