IPL 2017: Was The Final Between MI And RPS Fixed? These Series Of Tweet Suggests So
While there is absolutely no denying that the Indian Premier League is one of the best sports league and arguably the best cricket league in the world, the premier T20 tournament of India has always been controversy’s favourite child. Ever since its inception in 2008, the Indian Premier League has developed an uncanny ability to remain in news for unwanted reasons and one of them is spot-fixing.
In the past seasons, the menace of spot-fixing has marred the glamorous tournament on several occasions and unfortunately the recently-concluded tenth edition of the league was not an exception an either. From Kanpur police arresting three bookies who had claimed that the Gujarat Lions vs Delhi Daredevils match was fixed to Delhi police arresting four more people for their alleged involvement in betting, the tenth edition of the league has also had its fair share of controversies.
And amid all the ongoing controversies, a Twitter user has left everyone stunned with a series of tweets related to the final match where Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run in a dramatic manner. The person made the predictions at early morning on May 21- the day when the final was played in Hyderabad. Starting from the time the coin was flipped to the final ball of the match, the person got his predictions spot on.
In a tournament where chasing has been a trend, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and decided to bat first. The person predicted that that no matter which team won the toss, it would be the Rising Pune Supergiant who would bowl first in the IPL finals. His only prediction that went wrong was that he had stated that if Supergiant had won the toss they would have fielded first. However, their skipper Steve Smith had said he would have liked to bat first as well.
His second tweet was that Kieron Pollard would hit just one six and interestingly the West Indian hit the very first ball he faced for a six before getting out for 7.
His third prediction was that there would be zero no-balls in the summit clash and none of the Rising Pune Supergiant or Mumbai Indians bowlers over-stepped or bowled a waist-height full toss.
His fourth prediction really raises a few eyebrows. He predicted that the star-studded Mumbai team would bat first and end up somewhere between 120 and 130 and the Rohit Sharma-led side finished their innings on 129 for 8 in the stipulated overs.
His next prediction was for the in-form Mumbai Indians opener Parthiv Patel. The person predicted that the left-handed batsman, who had crossed the double-digit mark in his previous 5 innings, will be dismissed for a score under 10 and he was once again spot on as Parthiv managed only 4.
He made a similar prediction for Supergiant opener Rahul Tripathi who was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah for 3.
His next tweet suggested that Steve Smith would play at a strike-rate of less than 100 and the RPS skipper was playing in a similar manner before a six and a couple of runs helped him to score 50 off 51 balls. Close one though.
In his next tweet, he predicted that Smith would end the match as the highest run-scorer and he was right once again.
Last but not the least, he predicted that Mumbai Indians would win the match in the final over and they managed to win the thriller on the final ball when RPS needed 4 runs but Dan Christian managed only 2.
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