Chennai:The five-time winner Mumbai Indians suffered a setback when its star batsman Tilak Verma fell ill and was decided not to play against the Chennai Super Kings. Tilak has batted brilliantly this season and he has carried the middle order of the team on his shoulders. Although Tilak did not play against Chennai, Mumbai got a batsman to compensate for him. And this is Nehal Wadhera.
Nehal scored a half-century in this match. His innings came when the Mumbai team was in deep trouble and the team’s batsmen were returning to the pavilion one by one. In such a situation, Nehal handled the innings and while scoring runs Mumbai scored 139 runs losing eight wickets in 20 overs.
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Amazing by coming at number four
Nehal came out to bat at number four in this match. He landed at this number and handled the team in the same way as Tilak had been doing. The start of Mumbai was not good. Cameron Green (6), who came to open in this match, was dismissed in the second over itself. After this, Ishan Kishan also got out after scoring seven runs. Rohit Sharma, who came to play at number-3 in this match, got out without opening an account. Mumbai’s score was 14 runs losing three wickets.
From here Nehal took the responsibility of managing the Mumbai innings. Suryakumar Yadav supported him in this. Both took the team’s score to 69 runs. However, Suryakumar could not last long and got out after scoring 26 runs. Nehal, however, continued his game and scored runs in a rash manner.
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Nehal completed his 50 runs by taking two runs on the first ball of the 17th over. This is his first half-century of IPL. Even after this, he kept on batting aggressively. In the same over, he hit three fours on Jadeja. But a yorker by Matisha Pathirana ended his innings. Nehal scored 64 runs in 51 balls with the help of eight fours and a six.
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Nehal has made his IPL debut this year. He made his debut against Royal Challengers Bangalore on April 2 and scored 21 runs. In this match, he created panic by hitting a six of 101 meters. He did not get a chance to bat against Delhi Capitals. He could only score six runs against Kolkata Knight Riders. His batting did not come against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
He could not even open an account against the Punjab Kings. Nehal scored an important 40 against Gujarat Titans. But against Chennai, he showed his bat power and played a brilliant inning.
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