Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Mohammad Siraj has had a tough start to the IPL 2022. The pacer is struggling to take wickets with the new ball, and he has been expensive towards the death. In the RCB’s previous game against CSK, Siraj once again had a tough night as he went wicketless. However, he played a nice little cameo with the bat towards the end.
Mohammad Siraj produced a beautiful mini-helicopter shot in front of MS Dhoni in the clash between CSK and RCB. Chennai Super Kings managed to topple the Royal Challengers from Bangalore by 23 runs to register their first win of the season.
Batting first, Chennai Super Kings posted a mammoth total of 216/4 in 20 overs. Shivam Dube was the star with the bat for the Yellow Army as the left-handed all-rounder played an unbeaten knock of 95 runs off 46 deliveries. Meanwhile, stylish Robin Uthappa also contributed 88 runs off 50 deliveries.
Chasing the target, Royal Challengers could never get going and kept losing wickets at the regular interval. Shahbaz Ahmed, debutant Suyash Prabhudessai, and Dinesh Karthik tried to hunt down the total with some quickfire runs towards the end, but it was not enough to win the game.
In the final over of the game, the Bangalore-based franchise required 35 runs, with Josh Hazlewood and Mohammad Siraj in the middle. Given the situation, the match was all but over for RCB. However, Siraj gave the fans something to cheer about as the pacer played a wonderful mini-helicopter on the final delivery of the match to conclude the proceedings.
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What’s next for Mohammad Siraj and Royal Challengers Bangalore?
RCB now sit 5th in the points table with three wins and two losses after five matches. They will be up against Delhi Capitals in their next game and try to get back to the winning track.
At the same time, Mohammad Siraj will try to find his groove back. He has only picked three wickets in 5 matches at an average of 71.66. His economy rate is on the higher side as the pacer is going for 10.75 runs per over.