new Delhi. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is being held this time on United Arab Emirates (UAE) soil. But UAE soil is not new for this league. Earlier also during IPL-2014, the first 20 matches were held in the UAE due to the Lok Sabha elections in India. During those 20 matches, 2 such matches were also played, which are counted as one of the most exciting matches in the history of this Premier League. In these two matches, the combativeness of the players of both the teams till the last ball had achieved that climax of thrill, which made these matches memorable forever. The interesting thing is that both the matches involved Kolkata Knight Riders and once they won, they had to lose due to unfortunate rules the second time.
KKR and RCB had their first match
Between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore (24th April) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, on April 24, the birthday of Sachin Tendulkar. RCB won both their first matches in the UAE brilliantly and looked to win the first IPL title that season. But KKR was no less. In the very first match, KKR defeated the previous champions Mumbai Indians by 41 runs, but in the next match they lost to Delhi Daredevils (now DELHI CAPITALS). In such a situation, the claim of RCB seemed to be more heavy in this match.
KKR had given a target of 150 runs
KKR scored 150 runs for 7 wickets in 20 overs with the help of 43 runs from Jacques Kallis and 45 runs from Chris Lynn. Given RCB’s strong batting lineup, this score was considered extremely low. Yogesh Takawala (Yogesh Takawala) of the team gave an explosive start of 67 runs in 7.4 overs, hitting 40 runs in just 28 balls. On this score, the second opener Parthiv Patel was also dismissed by scoring 21 runs. From here, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh gradually extended the innings and added 55 runs in 46 balls.
RCB missed the target by 2 runs
On such occasions, Sunil Narine, who became the troubleshooter of KKR, did the same thing again and made Virat, who scored 31 runs, bold. Right now, the team needed 29 runs in 25 balls, that is, a very easy target, which was the work of pinches while Yuvraj was on the wicket. But Yuvraj, who is not in form, became a victim of Umesh Yadav by scoring 31 runs off 34 balls in the 19th over. RCB needed 9 runs in the last over. This over r. Vinay Kumar (R. Vinay Kumar) threw and Chris Lynn changed the match by catching an impossible catch of AB de Villiers (AB De Villiars) at deep midwicket. Now Albie Morkal had the target of scoring 6 runs in 2 balls in front of him, but Vinay only allowed 3 runs to be made and KKR had a thrilling 2-run win in the account.
Faulkner tied the match in the second match
The second thrilling match of IPL-2014 was also with KKR’s team, but this time it was challenging Rajasthan Royals. In the match played on 29 April at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, Rajasthan scored a strong 72 off 59 balls from Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) and Shane Watson (Shane Watson) scored 33 runs in 24 balls for 5 in 20 overs. 152 runs scored on the wicket. In response, captain Gautam Gambhir (Gautam Gambhir) for KKR came out after scoring 45 runs off 44 balls and was dismissed for the team’s score of 88 runs. From here Suryakumar Yadav (Suryakumar Yadav) scored 31 runs in 19 balls and the team’s score reached 137 runs. If James Faulkner was given the 19th over, then 16 runs were needed from 11 balls to win. But Faulkner scored just 4 runs in the same over with Suryakumar, Robin Uthappa and R.K. The match was overturned, dismissing Vinay Kumar (R.Vinay Kumar). Shakib al Hasan, who scored 29 not out off 18 balls, tried to put KKR in the match again, but they could only reach the tie score.
Super over also tie, KKR lost in four-sixes count
After the match tie, KKR came out in the first over in the Super Over, with a strong six over Manish Pandey’s Faulkner, gave the Royals a target of 12 runs. KKR bowled to Sunil Narine and with Shane Watson on the batting, Steve Smith. Narain gave just 4 runs in the first 3 balls. Watson hit a four on the fourth ball. After this, Watson took a run on the next ball. The last ball required 3 runs. Smith hit the ball in deep extra cover, but only got 2 runs and the score was tied again at 11-11. But happiness and congratulations were going on in the Royals camp. The reason was that he got the victory due to the BOUNDRY COUNT rule by hitting more fours-sixes than KKR in the match.