CricketTim David Seizes 1000th Match Of IPL With A Big Win For Mumbai Indians Over Rajasthan Royals
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Tim David hits monstrous sixes. Nonchalant and apalomb, that’s how the big man goes about his business. Someone asked on twitter: “Isn’t it scary to bowl Tim David when he is in that kind of mood?” It definitely is, nobody wants to be at the receiving end of his brutal punishment.

Before talking about how he can be one of the most brutal finisher, let’s talk about his 14 balls 45 runs innings against Rajasthan Royals. Chasing 214, Mumbai Indians always looked in the game, when Surya was on fire, it looked that they will win the game easily but 1000th game of IPL was scripted other way.

When Tim David came to bat, Mumbai needed 59 runs of the last 26 balls, always achieveable at Wankhede but someone had to write off history because never before at Wankhede, a score above 200 runs has been chased down.

The conditions were in favour of batters but RR had some experienced bowlers in their attack. David had to attack everyone because the required run was touching above 14 and in last two overs, it came to 16 with 32 required off 16 balls.

Tilak Varma was trying his best at the other end, but not the timing he wanted was coming off his bat. So, it was all on Tim David. A few months back, David was similar kind of position while playing for Hobart Hurricanes but then he couldn’t finish up the game.

It was his moment, he waited for it, and perfected his ability and harnessed his strength. 17 off the last over is never easy, but David is too ruthless a guy to leave anything unpunished served in the slot.

Terrible bowling by Jason Holder though, instead of going with variety and mix-up deliveries, he chose with yorker length and wide line.

How It Happened By Tim David

The boisterous Wankhede was as loud as it could be to support the home side. First ball of the final was an attempted yorker which Holder missed and David took no time to slam it over bowler’s head for a straight six.

Tim David’s presence was sangfroid, Holder’s feathers were quite ruffled. The first six brought impetuosity in Holder’s plans, he tried to go close to the stumps but missed his yorker against only to get thumped over long on for massive hit.

17 off 6 was 5 off 4 in turn of two balls, that’s how the whole game changes the course. Holder kept sticking to his plan of bowling yorkers and missed it for third time, more towards leg stumps which was pumped over mid wicket with a brute power.

The game was finsihed within first three balls, Rohit Sharma got his birthday surprise, a big win for MI and an incredible knock by Tim David who makes his presence felt whenever he’s on field.