Is there any word to describe the feeling when you are just a novice and you are facing two living legends of Cricket? Is there any word to describe feelings and madness engulfed you when you have sent two living legends, Ricky Ponting and Sachin Tendulkar, back to the pavilion in just 8 balls?
There is no word to describe those feelings of madness, euphoria, joy and living a dream. You have to invent a new word for that. An unknown Ajit Chandila lived those moments when he scalped two stalwarts of Circket-Ricky ponting and Sachin Tendulkar in the span of 8 balls.Isn’t it unbelievable? Yes it is.
Such was the impact of this ‘RiSaCh ‘ (Acronym for Ricky Sachin and Chandila) moment that Rajasthan Royals thrashed powerful Mumbai Indians by 87 runs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League-VI match at the SMS Stadium here on a pleasant Wednesday night.
This venue is lucky for Amit Chandila.Last year at this venue Ajit Cahndila had a hat trick when he got wickets of Sourav Ganguly, Jesse Ryder and Robin Uthappa playing against Pune Warriors.But there is no match of this Risach moment that he lived in those 8 balls.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bat first.Opening pair Rahane(68 runs on 54 balls) and Watson (31 Runs on 25 balls) set the benchmark that motivated other batsmen to score more runs.
D Yagnink (34 runs on 24 balls) and BJ Hodge (27 runs on 15 balls) placed Rajasthan Royals in a commanding position.Mumbai Indians bowling attack proved lackluster.Star bowler Lasith Malinga conceded 16 runs in an over and it forced Captain Ricky Ponting to test 6 bowlers till 9th over.
A. Rahane has been declared Man of the Match.
Rajasthan Royals: Shane Watson c Karthik b Pollard 31 (25b, 5×4, 1×6), Ajinkya Rahane (not out) 68 (54b, 8×4, 1×6), Dishant Yagnik c Tendulkar b Harbhajan 34 (24b, 4×4, 1×6), Stuart Binny (run out) 4 (4b), Brad Hodge (not out) 27 (15b, 2×6); Extras (lb-7, nb-2, w-6): 15; Total (for three wkts. in 20 overs): 179.
Fall of wickets: 1-62 (Watson), 2-115 (Yagnik), 3-126 (Binny).
Mumbai Indians bowling: Johnson 4-0-41-0, Malinga 4-0-30-0, Dhawan 2-0-20-0, Ojha 4-0-31-0, Pollard 2-0-24-1, Harbhajan 4-0-26-1.
Mumbai Indians: Sachin Tendulkar c Trivedi b Chandila 1 (3b), Ricky Ponting c & b Chandila 4 (9b), Dinesh Karthik c Hodge b Faulkner 30 (32b, 3×4), Rohit Sharma c Watson b Trivedi 2 (7b), Kieron Pollard b Binny 1 (7b), Ambati Rayudu lbw b Cooper 27 (29b, 2×4), Rishi Dhawan c Faulkner b Binny 0 (1b), Harbhajan Singh (run out) 1 (1b), Mitchell Johnson b Faulkner 11 (9b, 2×4), Lasith Malinga b Faulkner 7 (11b, 1×4), Pragyan Ojha (not out) 1 (1b); Extras (lb-4, w-3): 7; Total (in 18.2 overs): 92.
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Tendulkar), 2-10 (Ponting), 3-26 (Rohit), 4-31 (Pollard), 5-61 (Karthik), 6-63 (Dhawan), 7-64 (Harbhajan), 8-83 (Johnson), 9-83 (Rayudu).
Rajasthan Royals bowling: Chandila 2-0-6-2, Chavan 3-0-10-0, Faulkner 3.2-1-16-3, Trivedi 4-1-17-1, Binny 3-0-14-2, Cooper 3-0-25-1.