CulturalPulse 2019 Vivo IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6

IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6

CulturalPulse 2019 Vivo IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6

An excitement-filled Week 6 of IPL 2019 has finally come to an end. While the first half of the week belonged purely to the batsmen, the second half definitely belongs to the bowlers. There was so much happening – Shreyas Gopal’s hat-trick, Rashid Khan’s amazing spell, and much more.

Game 48: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kings XI Punjab
Date: Monday April 29, 2019
Location: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium

IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6Still taken from official IPL match highlights

As we get closer to the ICC World Cup, we see a lot of international players returning to their respective countries in preparation. As a result, it was David Warner’s last game of the tournament – and, what a way to end.

R. Ashwin won the toss for Kings XI and put The Sunrisers to bat first. The Sunrisers got off to a flyer of a start with Saha & Warner attacking the bowlers from the beginning. Warner finished at 81 of 56 balls and with the rest of the top order putting up a decent individual score – the Sunrisers finished at a strong match-winning total of 212.

The Kings XI Punjab fans were not worried at all with K.L. Rahul and Chris Gayle opening for their team. K.L. Rahul got off to a flying start however, they unfortunately lost Chris Gayle in the very first over.

Rashid Khan was the pick of the bowlers for The Sunrisers finishing with match winning figures of 3 for 21 of 4, and the Man of the Match award went to David Warner for his glorious innings of 81 of 56 balls.

Watch the official match highlights HERE

Game 49: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals
Date: Tuesday April 30, 2019
Location: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6Still taken from official IPL match highlights

RR had a remote chance of making the playoff and needed a win in this game, whereas it was game over for RCB. Due to rain delays, the match was cut down to a five-over-a-side affair. This was certainly something new and exciting for fans in the stadium and all over the world.

Steve Smith won the toss for The Royals and elected to bowl. It was interesting to see ABD walk out with King Kolhi to open the innings for RCB.

RCB started off well and only when captain Smith started feeling the pressure, his key man with the ball delivered. Shreyas Golpal got a hat-trick to get rid of King Kolhi, ABD and Marcus Stoinus. Wow! Good on ya, Shreyas Gopal! RCB scraped through the barrel and gave it everything to get to 62 at the end of their five overs, and Kolhi would have thought a run rate of more than 12 would have been enough.

Sanju Samson and Liam Livingstone opened the innings for The Royals and started trashing the bowlers from the word go, a massive six on the second ball of the innings and their intentions were crystal clear. Just when RR was edging towards a much needed win, it started raining again.

There was no result, given the game got washed out however it was a new and exciting format for the crowds. Plus, kudos to Shreyas Golpa on the awesome performance with the ball.

Watch the official match highlights HERE

Game 50: Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals
Date: Wednesday May 1, 2019
Location: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium

IPL Wrap-Up: Week 6Still taken from official IPL match highlights

With five consecutive wins, CSK were the definite favourites in this game. Delhi Capitals on the other hand, have played really well all season and we won’t be surprised to see an upset here.

Shreyas Iyer won the toss for Delhi and put CSK to bat first. It seemed like a batting wicket and the trend of winning tosses and bowling first just does not make sense at times.

CSK started extremely slow, 7 runs in the first 4 overs, which was followed by a Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina show. In came Mahendra Singh Dhoni at No. 4 and from then he just couldn’t be out of the game. He reasserted his place as one of the best finishers. His 44 of just 22 balls definitely set his team up for success.

DC 99 all out in 16.2 overs: That is it. Imran Tahir sends the final nail in Delhi’s coffin. Tahir spins it away from Amit Mishra, the ball takes a feather touch edge and Dhoni takes an easy catch. Imran Tahir (4/12) helped Chennai Super Kings restrict DC to 99 and get a solid win and boost the team’s confidence heading to the playoffs.

After seeing this game, we are confident in saying that CSK is the team to beat, and it looks like a mammoth task for any team to go past MS’s army. The playoffs are sure to be super exciting.

Watch the official match highlights HERE

Vivek Thakkar

Vivek is a CulturalPulse contributor with a passion for cricket and delicious food. In his spare time, Vivek plays indoor and outdoor cricket, and loves watching the Indian cricket team take on the world with their strategic skills and fast bowling. Got a story to tell? Get in touch: editor@www.culturalpulse.com.au