The hard-hitting batter from Australia, Tim David, was at his destructive best when he came out to bat against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The right-handed batter smashed the left-arm pacer T Natarajan for four maximums on five deliveries, including a 114-meter six before getting run out with a brain-fade on the final delivery of the over.
On Tuesday evening, Mumbai Indians were up against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 65th game of the IPL 2022 at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. Rohit Sharma won the coin flip and invited Kane Williamson and co. to bat first.
Riding on Rahul Tripathi’s brilliant knock of 76 runs off 44 deliveries and some useful contributions from Priyam Garg (42 runs off 26 deliveries) and Nicholas Pooran (38 runs off 22 deliveries), Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a massive total of 193/6 in 20 overs.
Chasing the total, the skipper Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan provided the five-time champions with a solid start. The Sharma-Kishan duo added 95 runs in 64 deliveries for the first wicket to create a solid platform for the run chase.
However, Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan got out in quick succession for 48 runs and 43 runs, respectively. Moreover, Tilak Verma also fell soon after as Mumbai Indians lost momentum in the chase.
Tim David brought Mumbai Indians back into the game
The big lad from Australia showed what Mumbai Indians were missing in his absence. The right-hander exploded with 46 runs off 18 deliveries, including three boundaries and four maximums.
With 45 runs needed in the last three overs, Tim David decided to attack T Natarajan and smashed him for four maximums in the first five deliveries of the 18th over. After hitting a six off the first two deliveries, he scored three consecutive sixes on the next three deliveries.
The maximum he hit on the fifth delivery of the over was the 2nd-longest of the season with a 114-meter distance.
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However, the finisher failed to finish the game as he was run out with a brain fade. On the final delivery of T Natarajan”s over, he tried to steal a quick single to keep the strike but was run out instead.