Royal Challengers Bangalore (Royal Challengers Bangalore, RCB) captain Virat Kohli made a change in the playing eleven in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders, KKR). Virat replaced fast bowler Mohammad Siraj in the playing eleven in place of Shahbaz Ahmed and did not disappoint his captain. Siraj has done what has never happened in the 13-year history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Siraj bowled two maiden overs in his first three overs. Siraj became the first bowler in the IPL to score two consecutive maiden overs.
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Siraj took the wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana for two consecutive balls in their very first over. He did not concede a single in the first over. After this, in his second over, Siraj bowled out the third wicket by dismissing Tom Banton. One run was leg-bye in this over, so this over was also counted in maiden over. Siraj conceded two runs in his third over. After three overs, Siraj’s bowling spell was 3-2-2-3. Never before in the history of IPL has a bowler bowled two consecutive maiden overs in a match.
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Siraj also dominated social media
– Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) October 21, 2020
Mohammed Siraj after his two overs:
– ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 21, 2020
Siraj on: pic.twitter.com/ZSPLRHX8xy
– Rajnish Chauhan (@IronManRC) October 21, 2020
– Komal Gupta (@motapa_daires) October 21, 2020
Prior to this match, RCB’s team is ranked third in the point table with 12 points, while KKR have 10 points in the account and the team is at number four. Both RCB and KKR have won their previous matches. KKR had defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in a superover, while RCB defeated Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets. The two teams will face each other for the second time this season, with RCB winning by 82 runs in the previous match.