Krishnappa Gowtham guides Royals to the victory, mentor Warne heaps praises
The spinner has received the praise of Shane Warne following an impressive display against the Mumbai Indians.
Updated - Apr 23, 2018 11:31 am
Mumbai Indians were handed yet another defeat, their 4th in 5 games, courtesy a blistering inning from 29-year-old Karnataka all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham. Gowtham had bowled 3 economical overs earlier for Royals giving just 20 runs in his 3 over spell.
The player was hailed all over for his superb match-winning performance. Rajasthan Royals mentor Shane Warne too didn’t miss the opportunity to praise the innings of Gowtham which took his side over the line in the final over of the match. Notably, Warne is not on the side at the moment because of some personal work and will be joining the side next week.
After Yadav-Kishan’s partnership, bowlers restrict Mumbai
The match saw take twists and turns on a number of occasions. h recovered well after an early blow with the record-breaking partnership between Suryakumar Yadav and Ishan Kishan. The two added 129 runs for the second wicket as Mumbai looked set for a huge total. However, once the partnership got broken, Royals’ bowlers bowled to their plans and did not allow the other batters to get big runs. Jofra Archer who made his IPL debut returned with the figure of 3-22 in his 4 overs. Mumbai eventually could post 167 runs in the 20 overs.
Sanju-Stokes stitch platform, Bumrah Blasts, Gigantic Gowtham Guides in the end
Royals start looked shaky as they lost two wickets inside the powerplay. However, determined effort from Sanju Samson and Ben Stokes kept Royals ahead in the match. Samson hit his half-century of the season. The two added 72 runs. It was Bumrah’s 3rd over where he sent Samson and Buttler back to the pavilion on consecutive deliveries to bring Mumbai back in the match. However, his final over, 19th of the innings saw Krishanappa Gowtham go all gun blazing as he torn apart the bowler collecting 18-runs in the over.
The final over was bowled by Hardik Pandya who stuck on the first ball to send Archer back to the pavilion. However, Gowtham just took 3 balls to seal the match in favor of Royals.
Shane Warne Tweet:
— Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) April 22, 2018