El Classico in IPL, shocking isn't it? Read to know more.
By S Sai Jagannath
IPL is a tournament full of surprises and you never know what a match has to offer unless it's completely over. But what if I tell you sometimes IPL offers a completely different sport in the tournament itself. I know you won't believe it but that's what past few matches look like. Team scores portray themselves more like a football score and less like a cricket score.
The recent match between RCB and KKR was one of them. RCB thrashed KKR as if they were just a bunch of high school cricketers. This was the second encounter between both the teams this season and RCB couldn't control but to take wickets like a child's play. By the end of 2 overs, KKR had already lost 2 wickets for mere 3 runs and seemed like they just couldn't control themselves giving their wickets away. They lost another wicket just on the 2nd ball of 3rd over and that's when the scorecard looked 3-3 and it was too surreal to believe but it looked more like a football game. They were then restricted for just 84 runs for the loss of 8 wickets and it was a complete cakewalk for RCB. They finished the match in 13 overs for the loss of 2 wickets jumping to the 2nd spot in the points table.
After this one-sided match just when everyone was hoping to watch a nail biter between CSK and MI two of the biggest franchises of IPL, CSK couldn't help themselves but disappoint everyone losing 4 wickets for 3 runs only. It seemed like the yellow ship faded somewhere in the ocean blue. 4 wickets for 3 runs only and the score looked like 3-4. CSK were doing nothing right other than setting us up for a Real Madrid vs Barcelona mood. Thanks to Sam Curran for his fifty that took CSK to a respectable yet a very low total of 114 runs to which MI replied with a 10 wickets win and it seemed like a net practice for Ishan Kishan and De Kock who finished the match in 12.2 overs in a hurry to claim their No.1 position. CSK are almost out of the tournament with still 3 games to go and have no hope to qualify for playoffs.