Over the years, the Indian Premier League has provided the youngsters a platform to showcase their talent at the highest level. From Hardik Pandya to Jasprit Bumrah, many youngsters climb the ladder up to the Indian side through the IPL. Another youngster has been making the right noises this season through consistent performances. The pace bowler Umran Malik has impressed everyone with his sheer pace this season.
There is no denying the talent the pacer possesses, but he still needs to learn how to control that express pace. However, Umran Malik has got the right environment in the SRH camp to blossom into a serious threat.
Death bowling is one of the difficult skills in the game of cricket, but Malik made it a child’s play against Punjab Kings. On Sunday, Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik bowled one of the best final overs in the history of the IPL.
Umran Malik bowls a four-wicket maiden
The express pacer from Jammu Kashmir came to bowl the final over of the Punjab Kings’ innings. The Kings from the North were 151/6 after 19 overs as they looked eager to add a few vital runs in the final over.
However, Umran Malik had different ideas in his mind. He bowled a dot first ball followed by a short ball that cramped Odean Smith as the all-rounder went for a pull. But the ball caught the top edge on the pull, and the bowler completed an easy caught and bowled chance.
Umran Malik bowled a dot ball on the third delivery, followed by a full and pace delivery at the stumps. However, Rahul Chahar missed his heave and could hear his stumps rattling behind.
Vaibhav Arora was the next man, and Malik bowled a short of a good length delivery on the stumps. However, it was too quick for Arora, and he missed his cut to hear the death rattle.
Arshdeep Singh came in next to face the hat-trick delivery, and he successfully denied Umran Malik the hattrick. Then, he tried to steal a quick single after hitting it straight to the covers. Sunrisers Hyderabad inflicted a runout to bowl out their opposition for 151 in 20 overs.
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