-Getting Mumbai Chased Such A big Target
Mumbai Indians were set to chase 190 on a day where they needed to chase any target inside 14.3 overs. And after a poor start by Rajasthan, Karun Nair and Sanju Samson played brilliantly to make the target look impossible to reach. 190 at 14.3 overs is almost 13 runs an over. Mumbai started to hunt them down from the very first ball and eventually chased them to reach rhe playoffs. Rajasthan‘s bowling was looking pale and no signs of effort were seen. Everyone was leaking runs and there was no variations in bowling.
-James Faulkner’s Full Toss
Faulkner already bowled a fulltoss in that over and it went for 6 by Rayudu. It was a lame fulltoss outside leg stump that a under 17 kid could hit it easily. This can still be afforded. But When it came to the last ball that Mumbai needed to hit a Six Or a Four to win and Rajasthan needs somehow to give a single and let them win, Faulkner did the unbelievable thing.He yet again bowled a Fulltoss to the New Batsman Tare and it was bowled outside leg stump too. Tare had no problem to sent it to the stands and Mumbai Qualified. Those two balls will definitely rose many eyebrows for sure.
-Last Year Fixing Scandal
The Rajasthan Royals already got a bad reputation after 3 of its players were caught by police last year while fixing. This made viewers think these players are once again in contact with the bookmakers and must have done something to make the- A perfect Match. The only respect in the team is Rahul Dravid who was seen to show anger after the loss. Rajasthan stayed in top 4 for the whole league and slipped to 5th spot in the last league match.
Shane Watson did nothing in the field, neithrr with the ball, nor with the bat. He bowled two overs whixh went for Plenty. A bowler of international level who had an IPL Hattrick this year will never bowl like this. He showed no desperation of winning or even stopping inside 14.3 overs. He bowling rotations were also not eye catching. And one big thing is that Rahane was asked to bat lower down the order. Rahane who played all his life as an opener suddenly playing as an middle order. We can smell something was wrong.
Ankit Sharma was a very successful bowler for them in the few matche he played. But, he was not given a single over in this match which makes it very surprising. It may be a part of their plan but for someone who is not aware of all this will feel it the other way.
These are just mere points which depicts something was extraordinary or wrong in that match. But what did the public say? We had been to the streets and had chat with the local guys and they felt it was scripted. Some people were discussing that the match must have been pre-planned. These kind of things do comes to our mind when something unbelievable happens. Well, thats the thought of the fans. But Cricket goes on and IPL became more crunchy after the match.