The 25th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 is being played between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
After putting to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 154 for 6 in the scheduled 20 overs. Shubman Gill and Andre Russell were their top performers with the bat. While Gill smashed 43 off 38, West Indian, on the other hand smashed 45 off 27 balls.
Prithvi Shaw Smashes 6 Fours In An Over
Coming to Delhi Capitals chase, Prithvi Shaw gave their team a brilliant start. He smashed 6 fours in the very first over of Delhi’s inning. Shivam Mavi was the bowler and the first ball of the over was declared wide by the umpire. However after that, Shaw smashed back to back 6 fours and gave his team an astonishing and beautiful start.
With this, Prithvi Shaw becomes the first batsman in IPL history to start an innings with 6 consecutive boundaries while chasing a total.
Ball To Ball Details
First Ball: Shaw, who was dropped from Australia tour due to his poor form hit a pitched up delivery over the bowler’s head for four.
Second & Third Ball: The right-hander then whipped the next ball over midwicket before pumping a drive through off-side off the third ball.
Fourth Ball: The fourth delivery was a low full toss outside off, which Shaw steered through the covers.
Fifth & Sixth Ball: The diminutive batsman then hit the next ball through backward point before finishing the over with a flourishing drive through extra-cover.
After a poor IPL in 2020 and being dropped in Australia and for the England series, Shaw roared back to form at the Vijay Hazare Trophy, becoming the first batsman in the tournament’s history to score over 800 runs in a season.
More to follow…