In the 39th match of IPL 2020, Mohammad Siraj bowled brilliantly against Kolkata Knight Riders, becoming the first bowler to take two maidens in the IPL match and control Kolkata Knights without taking a single run from the wickets of Shoopman Gill, Nitish Rana and Tom Ponton. Riders 84/8 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
No bowler other than Siraj has achieved this feat in the IPL before. The RCB cracker really destroyed KKR’s top-order by taking 3 wickets in his first 3 overs. Not only this, Siraj pushed KKR back by taking 2 wickets in 2 balls in a row in an over.
In the second over of KKR’s innings, Siraj first caught Rahul Tripathi to the wicket-keeper and on the next ball, Nitish was able to leave Rana and take 2 wickets in 2 balls in a row. In addition to these two batsmen, Siraj also cleaned up Tom Ponton and took three wickets.
After winning the toss against RCB, KKR decided to bat first in Abu Dhabi, but it proved that Captain Morgan’s decision was wrong. KKR and RCP to reach playoffs Stand in the doorway, where the RCP will be looking to secure a place in the IPL playoffs. Must win 2 matches, while KKR can secure 3 places and secure their place in the playoffs.