Umran Malik suffered a major injury in his second over. He sent England opener Jason Roy to the pavilion. Rai, who flopped in the first two matches, was set on the pitch. He was heading for a big innings when skipper Rohit Sharma gave the second over to Umran. The first ball was off stump. Rai played hard on him but he took the edge and went into the hands of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant. He scored 27 runs.
Expensive in the first over
Umran Malik does not bowl with a new ball in the IPL but in this match the captain handed over the ball to him in the second over. Jose Butler hit a four off the first ball. After conceding five runs off the first four balls, Umran conceded 11 runs off the last two balls. Butler hit a six off the 5th ball. Umran again bowled at a speed of 146 kmph but it got wider. He hit a four off the last ball of Umran’s over and scored 16 runs. There was also a race from leg-bye.
The other side of motion
Umran Malik can bowl at a constant speed of 145 kmph. It definitely creates fear in the batsmen but there is another side to it. When the line of the ball is not right, the batsmen play shots using speed. Umran has at times proved costly due to this.