Yash Dayal .
Ahmedabad : Needing an improbable 28 off the last 5 balls, Rinku Singh pulled off an incredible heist, smashing Yash Dayal for five maximums to take the Kolkata Knight Riders home in dramatic fashion.While Dayal had a forgettable day, KKR came up with a heart-warming gesture to cheer up the bowler, who conceded 31 runs off the last over.
Taking to Twitter, the Kolkata-based franchise wrote: “Chin up, lad. Just a hard day at the office happens to the best of players in cricket. You’re a champion, Yash, and you’re gonna come back strong.”
With 48 needed from the last three overs, Shami bowled a brilliant over and gave away just five. Rinku led KKR’s fight with a six and a four off the final two balls of the penultimate over to bring it down to 29 needed off the last over.
Umesh Yadav picked up a single off the first ball of the last over bowled by Dayal and with 28 needed off the last five balls, Rinku Singh did the unthinkable, smashing five sixes in a row against Dayal to spark wild celebrations. He remained unbeaten on 48 off 21 balls with one four and six sixes.
The 25-year-old Rinku also took home the Man of the Match award for innings that will stay in the memories for years to come.
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