Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) pacer T Natarajan is known for his pinpoint yorkers and Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) Krunal Pandya was unfortunate to receive one when these two teams clashed at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 4, 2022, in the ongoing IPL 2022.
The SRH vs LSG clash is a much-anticipated one as the Kane Williamson-led side is playing their second match of the tournament, while KL Rahul’s side has played two matches and won one and lost one thus far. Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bowl first.
While SRH went in unchanged, Lucknow decided to drop Dushmantha Chameera and bring in West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder.
Washington Sundar’s bowling in the powerplay rattled the LSG batting as he removed Quinton de Kock and Evin Lewis for one run each. And then Romario Shepherd dismissed Manish Pandey for 11 runs, leaving LSG 27/3 in 5 overs. But then Deepak Hooda (51 in 33 balls with 3 fours and 3 sixes) and KL Rahul (68 in 50 balls with 6 fours and 1 six) added 87 runs for the fourth wicket.
Then Ayush Badoni slammed 19 in 12 balls to take LSG to a final total of 169/7 in 20 overs. For Sunrisers, Washington Sundar (2/28), Romario Shepherd (2/42), and T Natarajan (2/26) were the picks of the bowlers.
T Natarajan Bowls Amazingly Well In Death Overs; His Laser Guided Yorker Uproots Krunal Pandya’s Stumps
It was the 4th ball of the 19th over when T Natarajan faced off against Krunal Pandya. Pandya got off by hitting Natarajan for a four on the third ball, which was a short delivery aimed at the Baroda all-rounder’s head.
However, the comeback from Natarajan was spot on as he bowled a yorker that was homing into Pandya’s pads as he tried to swing across the line and went in between his legs to disturb the leg stump and left LSG reeling at 150/6. LSG eventually finished on 169/7 with KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda making half-centuries.
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Here is the video of Natarajan rattling Krunal’s pegs with a brilliant yorker: