It was a cracker of a googly from Suyash that landed on an excellent size and beat the ahead defence of Abhinav because the ball ripped by means of the hole and smashed into the stumps.
The unheralded Suyash took 3 for 30 in KKR’s 81-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore. His scalps included two recognised keeper-batters — Dinesh Karthik and Anuj Rawat aside from all-rounder Karn Sharma.
Suyash was acquired by KKR for Rs 20 Lakh in the course of the mini public sale in December final 12 months. Curiously, he hasn’t performed any Record A, FC, or T20 matches earlier than his match towards RCB.
Coming to the match, Gujarat Titans rode on Sai Sudharsan and Vijay Shankar’s fifties to submit a mammoth 204 for 4 towards KKR after opting to bat.
Hardik Pandya missed the sport as he was unwell and in his place Rashid Khan led GT.
Sudharsan made a 38-ball 53 whereas Shankar, who changed Hardik, scored an unbeaten 63 off simply 24 balls. In addition to Sudharsan and Shankar, opener Shubman Gill made 39.
For KKR, Sunil Narine picked up three wickets by gifting away 33 runs.