IPL 2024
Arshdeep Singh’s Golden Delivery Dismisses Travis Head For A Golden Duck
By CricShots - May 19, 2024 6:37 pm
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In the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) faced a challenging match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. The 69th game of the tournament saw SRH’s Travis Head struggling to make an impact.

Arshdeep Singh
Arshdeep Singh cleaned up Travis Head

After conceding a hefty total of 214 runs, SRH’s innings got off to a disastrous start. Travis Head, who has been a standout performer in IPL 2024, fell victim to a brilliant delivery by Arshdeep Singh on the very first ball of the second innings. Arshdeep, delivering a good-length ball that held its line, saw Head rooted to the crease and unable to bring his bat down in time.

The ball skidded through, sneaking under his bat to hit the off-stump, sending Head back to the pavilion. This was the second occasion in IPL 2024 where Arshdeep Singh managed to dismiss Travis Head, showcasing his knack for delivering crucial breakthroughs. With the early dismissal, SRH faced a significant setback right at the beginning of their chase.

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Despite the early loss of Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi mounted a strong counter-attack against the Punjab Kings’ bowlers. The duo added an impressive 72 runs for the second wicket, stabilizing the innings and bringing SRH back into contention.

 

Rahul Tripathi, in particular, scored a quick 33 runs, ensuring the team’s momentum was maintained despite the initial blow. Earlier in the match, Punjab Kings had set a formidable target thanks to stellar performances from their batsmen. Prabhsimran Singh and Atharva Taide laid a solid foundation with an aggressive opening partnership of 97 runs.

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Taide contributed a vital 46 runs, putting pressure on the SRH bowlers from the outset. Rilee Rossouw also played a crucial role, narrowly missing a half-century with his score of 49 runs, helping Punjab Kings reach a commanding total of 214.

As the match progressed, it was clear that SRH had a steep hill to climb. The efforts of Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi gave the team hope, but the early dismissal of Travis Head highlighted the uphill battle SRH faced in this crucial IPL 2024 clash.