IPL 2020, RCB vs DC: Marcus Stoinis hit 53 from just 23 balls as he launched into Navdeep Saini who did not apologise after bowling a nasty bouncer in their big-ticket match in Dubai on Monday.
Marcus Stoinis hit a 26-ball 53 for DC against RCB on Monday in Dubai (Courtesy by BCCI)
Delhi Capitals were in a spot of bother having lost the wickets of Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan and their captain Shreyas Iyer in quick succession against Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-voltage Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 clash against in Dubai. After getting 63 runs in the powerplay, Delhi slipped and lost their way with just 39 runs in their next 7 overs.
However, former RCB star Marcus Stoinis, who has been in fine touch for Dlehi Capitals, put up a show, hutting his ex-team with a brutal display of batting. After taking Moeen Ali to the cleaners in the 14th over, Stoinis was looking set to continue and get a big one.
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And Navdeep Saini gave Stoinis the perfect platform to do so. Navdeep Saini bowled length balls and full-tosses as the Australian all-rounder launched into him in the 15th over. And then came the big beamer. The ball slipped out of Saini’s hands and hit Stoinis flush on the fingers.
It was called a no-ball immediately but Saini got Stoinis riled up by not apologising immediately for the beamer. A wide yorker in the following ball was sliced over the off-side fielder for a boundary.
After hitting the four, Stoinis and Rishabh Pant gave Saini a stare and seemingly reminded him that he had not apologised. However, the young RCB fast bowler quickly signalled to the two batsmen, offering his apology.
The two batsmen kept attacking Saini as the RCB quick gave away 48 runs in his 3 overs. Virat Kohli, no wonder, did not give him another over on the big day.
Marcus Stoinis went on to his second fifty of the tournament. He hit 53 not out from just 26 balls to take Delhi Capitals to 196 for 4. Delhi added 94 runs in the last 7 overs. Rishabh Pant came up with a handy contribution, hitting 37 from just 25 balls.
Earlier in the day, Prithvi Shaw was in dangerous mood as he hit 42 from just 23 balls.