A rampaging Gujarat Lions (GL) wouldn’t have even considered a sub-160 total when their Openers, Ishan Kishan and Smith, were going all guns blazing but as soon as the Big West Indian got out LBW to Afghan sensation, Rashid Khan, floodgates opened which ultimately closed with GL managing a paltry 154. After being asked to bat first by SRH Captain, Warner, GL opening duo of Kishan and Smith gave sound beating to almost every SRH bowler as they raced to 111 inside 11 overs. We look at some twitter reactions to this epic IPL moment!
The carnage that started with the Raina’s wicket and swooped all the in-form GL batsmen which included the likes of Dinesh Karthik (out for a golden duck) and Aaron Finch (2). Young Indian Pacer, Mohammed Siraj (4-32) along with Rashid Khan (3-34) were the destroyer-in-chief as they together accounted for 7 wickets while giving away only 66 runs in their 8 overs. Bhuvneshwar Kumar applied the finishing touches to the shambolic collapse as he bowled Praveen Kumar and Munaf Patel on successive deliveries of the final over of GL innings. Young Ishan Kishan was the top scorer with his 40-ball 61.
The bowling out of GL after a blistering 111-run opening partnership meant that it is only the second instance in IPL when a team got all-out after having a hundred run opening stand. The first instance was by Deccan Chargers against RCB in the inaugural season of the cash-rich league. GL’s collapse in this match is also the worst collapse in IPL history going past RCB’s shameful feat against KKR earlier this season.
GL lost 10 wickets for 43 runs – worst collapse in IPL history. Previous: RCB (47) v KKR this season. #GLvSRH
Here’s a look at some twitter reactions at the collapse-
GL have made a mess of it! From 111 for no loss to 155 all-out with still four balls left in the final over! #GLvSRH
Mohammed Siraj has knocked the momentum out of Gujarat Lions https://t.co/YeurW2Sipm #GLvSRH #IPL
Brain-fade has got a whole new meaning today. #GLvSRH #IPL
Gujarat Lions First 10 overs vs Last 10 Overs #SRHvGL #IPL
Retweeted Sarcastic Dude (@Sarcasticdudee): Gujarat Lions: First ten overs Gujarat Next ten overs RCB
@bhogleharsha #GujaratLions is the biggest Joker team in IPL ?
Royal Challengers Bangalore must breathe a huge sigh of relief now that Gujarat Lions have replaced them with the worst collapse ever #IPL