Saurabh Tiwary makes 1st chance count in IPL 2017, scores 52 for Mumbai Indians
Saurabh Tiwary hit nine fours en route to scoring his maiden half-century of the 2017 Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indian. This was the left-handed batsman’s first match in IPL 10.ipl 2017 Updated: May 14, 2017 09:57 IST
Mumbai Indians rested six regulars but Saurabh Tiwary showed he was ready whenever needed. Playing his first match of IPL 10, the left-hander from Jharkhand notched up a half-century and did it in some style by lofting Sunil Narine for a boundary. Tiwary then reached 51 off 42 balls with nine fours . (KKR vs MI: T20 MATCH BLOG)
Before a poor mix-up with Ambati Rayudu which led to him being run out, Tiwary made 52 off 43 balls with nine balls. He was involved in a 57-run stand with Rohit Sharma for the second wicket and 61 runs with Rayudu for the third. (KKR vs MI: T20 MATCH SCORECARD)
Stepping into Parthiv Patel’s role as opener, Tiwary, who could have been run out in the first over, took three balls to start going before Colin de Grandhomme began his spell with a short one which he smacked for four.
It wasn’t like Tiwary had got into gear with that shot. De Grandhomme beat him on the next ball but when the New Zealander dropped it short, Tiwary again made good use of the width offered. When Umesh Yadav gave him width at the start of the 14th over, Tiwary again showed how strong he was square off the wicket. Through this IPL, the Eden strip has shown it would reward bowlers who get the line right but punish the slightest of indiscretions.
Tiwary had played for Jharkhand in the Vijay Hazare Trophy at Eden earlier this year so he wasn’t caught by surprise by the changed natire of the Eden track.