Siddarth Kaul, who replaced injured Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Sunrisers Hyderabad for the IPL 2020 match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday, had a bad day at office as the pacer registered the most expensive figures for a bowler at IPL 13 so far.
Kaul, who was playing his first match of the season, conceded 64 runs in his 4-over quota in Sharjah thus going past Dale Steyn’s tally of 57 for the unwanted record.
The 30-year-old conceded 19 runs in his very first over of the IPL and later he leaked 21 runs in the final over. Kaul picked up 2 crucial wickets — Suryakumar Yadav and Hardik Pandya but failed to control the leakage of runs.
Here are the top 5 most expensive spells of IPL 2020 so far:
|4||64||2||12.00||MI||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||04 October 2020|
|4||57||0||–||KXIP||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||24 September 2020|
|4||56||0||–||DC||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||20 September 2020|
|4||56||1||24.00||RR||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||22 September 2020|
|4||55||1||24.00||RR||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||22 September 2020|
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians, who opted to bat first, could have become the first team in the tournament to register a score less than 200 in Sharjah. However, all-rounder Krunal Pandya smashed 21 runs in the final over of the innings to help the defending champions post 208/5 in 20 overs.
Pandya who walked into the wicket in the last over, smashed 2 sixes and as many boundaries in the 4 balls he faced. He finished with a staggering strike rate of 500.
Krunal’s knock proved out to be crucial as MI restricted SRH for 174/7 to win the game by 34 runs.
With the win, Mumbai went on top of the points table, while Hyderabad slipped to sixth position after the loss.