Karun Nair © IANS (File Photo)
Karun Nair © IANS (File Photo)

 

May 19, 2014

 

Rajasthan Royals opened the batting with Karun Nair and Unmukt Chand in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 game against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai made a good fist of their first innings by amassing 178 runs for the loss three wickets on the board. Jasprit Bumrah opened the bowling for Mumbai. Krishmar Santokie, known for bowling with variations bowled the second over of the game. The left-armer bowled with decent variations for Mumbai. It was then Karun, who opened his shoulders to smash Santokie for a six. He also smashed Santokie for a boundary. However, his partner Chand was caught in the deep by Hussey off the bowling of Pragyan Ojha, the slow left-arm orthodox. Shane Watson came into bat at No 3 position.

 

Earlier, both Michael Hussey and Lendl Simmons erected a solid platform for Mumbai Indians to setup a large edifice against Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014 at Ahmadabad. In the end, they ended up with 178 for the loss of three wickets on the board. It was Simmons, who first opened up his shoulders by essaying fine shots.

 

It was then, Hussey who took over by collecting a few boundaries. The way he rocked onto the back-foot to smash a six off Rajat Bhatia showcased his class. Hussey also played a fine slog sweep to thwack Ankit Sharma for a majestic six. Pollard and Rohit Sharma too played well.

 

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