PHOTO: Kuldeep Yadav in tears after Moeen Ali scores 26 off his over

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 | 0

Kuldeep Yadav is one bowler who is not afraid to toss it up even in situations that do not demand so. And more often than not, that has worked in his favour, with batsmen failing to read his variations.

On Friday night though, this courageous tactic of his worked against him as he was taken to the cleaners by Moeen Ali during Kolkata Knight Riders’ Indian Premier League clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Bowling the 14th over of the match, Kuldeep kept pitching it full to left-handed Moeen, who bludgeoned fours and sixes to amass 26 runs in the first five balls. The former, however, had the last laugh as he had him caught off the final ball.

During the strategic time-out that ensued, Kuldeep failed to keep a check on his emotions.

Meanwhile, Moeen’s 28-ball 66 – along with captain Virat Kohli’s 58-ball hundred – steered Bangalore to 213-4 in 20 overs.

In response, Kolkata, despite Nitish Rana’s unbeaten 46-ball 85 and Andre Russell’s destructive 65 off 25 balls – could only manage 203-5, losing by 10 runs.

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