PBKS vs RCB: Watch - Harshal Patel outfoxes Mahipal Lomror with a staggering slower ball

Updated - 09 May 2024, 10:23 PM

Harshal Patel, Mahipal Lomror
Harshal Patel, Mahipal Lomror {PC:X}

Punjab Kings (PBKS) bowler Harshal Patel made sure that he continues his good form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 game against Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). The 58th game of the tournament between the teams is taking place at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. 

Harshal Patel, who didn't have a great start with the ball, made sure that he finished the innings on high. The fast bowler produced a magnificent last over that helped his team restrict the Royal Challengers Bengaluru under the score of 250, which at one moment looked easy. 

This was possible because of the variations that Harshal Patel showed in the last game of the over. He removed Mahipal Lomror with a peach and made the batter look clueless. The pacer bowled a sensational slower ball to which the batter had no clue. 

Harshal Patel bowled a brilliant slower ball that was at the yorker length. The ball dipped cunningly at the last moment and deceived Mahipal Lomror all ended up on the under edge. The RCB batter was deep inside the crease as he attempted to power it on the leg side, but missed the ball completely. 

Here's the video: 

Mahipal Lomror scored a two-ball duck and it's fair to say that his wicket saved crucial runs for Punjab Kings at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala. After his wicket, Harshal Patel made sure that he landed another blow to the opposition. 

Harshal Patel in the same over went on to remove Cameron Green, who was looking threatening. He bowled another slower ball that was full outside off. The batter fetched the slog and dragged it off the toe end of the bat. The ball went to long-on, where Sam Curran took a brilliant catch. 

Green scored 46 runs and powered Royal Challengers Bengaluru to the big total. Earlier Virat Kohli played a magnificent innings of 92 runs and kept his team at the top. Based on the terrific batting performance, they ended with a total of 241 runs on the board.

That was a hell of an over from Harshal in the last over - Virat Kohli 

Virat Kohli, who played a vital innings for his team, talked about the surface, saying that it's a two-paced wicket with new ball. He also lauded Harshal Patel for his magnificent last over and stated that he bowled a sensational over. He explained: 

"Surface was pretty dry underneath, and there was some grass coverage as well. If you saw Faf and me got done by lack of pace off the pitch. There was a two-paced feel with the new ball, which I think is a great opportunity for our bowlers to make early inroads and exploit that swing out there. 

"We thought anything over 230 would be a good total here. That was the only mindset. That was a hell of an over from Harshal in the last over otherwise we would've been 250-plus," he concluded.


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