Australian Nathan Coulter-Nile castled Australian comrade Steve Smith in the 46th Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match between Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) and Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals (DC) at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Saturday, October 2.
In the first ball of 5th over Nathan Coulter-Nile cleaned up Steve Smith. Notably, Steve Smith getting bowled around his legs is a rare sight in world cricket.
Coulter-Nile bowled a slower delivery, and Steve Smith was a tad early on the flick stroke, he shuffled across which led to him expose his leg stumps a bit too much and Coulter-Nile took every advantage of it smashing the timber all over the place.
Delhi Capitals (DC) In Trouble Chasing 129 Against Mumbai Indians (MI)
During the chase Delhi Capitals not at all had a good start as they lost man in form Shikhar Dhawan in the second over with the help of Kieron Pollard’s outstanding direct hit and Prithvi Shaw was sent back to the pavilion in the very next over by all-rounder Krunal Pandya.
However, after losing 3 wickets former Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer and current Delhi Capitals captain Rishabh Pant joined forces and were looking comfortable against the Mumbai Bowling unit.
Earlier, losing the toss and batting first Mumbai Indians lost the opener and their skipper, Rohit Sharma, in the second over to Avesh Khan. Soon after the powerplay ended Quinton de Kock was sent back to the pavilion by left-arm-spinner Axar Patel.
Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav who was on a rough patch finally showed some form by scoring 33 off 26 deliveries which have been his best performance so far in the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Meanwhile, after losing wickets at regular intervals. Mumbai Indians were able to post only 129 runs on the board at the loss of 8 wickets. Avesh Khan and Axar Patel bagged 3 wickets each and Ravichandran Ashwin and Anrich Nortje got 1 wicket each.