WATCH: Arshdeep Singh breaks middle-stump twice in two balls, defends 15 in final over for PBKS vs MI

IPL 2023: Defending 15 in the final over of Mumbai Indians’ 215-run chase, Arshdeep castled Tilak Varma and Impact Player Nehal Wadhera with searing yorkers to the middle-stump.

Published : Apr 22, 2023 23:25 IST - 2 MINS READ

Arshdeep Singh also topped the Purple Cap list with 13 wickets in seven matches.
Arshdeep Singh also topped the Purple Cap list with 13 wickets in seven matches. | Photo Credit: SPORTZPICS
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Arshdeep Singh also topped the Purple Cap list with 13 wickets in seven matches. | Photo Credit: SPORTZPICS

Punjab Kings seamer Arshdeep Singh provided an unbelievable finish over Mumbai Indians in a 13-run win as he broke the middle-stump off successive deliveries in the final over at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

Defending 15 in the final over of Mumbai’s 215-run chase, Arshdeep castled Tilak Varma and Impact Player Nehal Wadhera with searing yorkers to the middle-stump, breaking it towards the base, twice in two balls.

Arshdeep missed a hat-trick as he bowled a wide yorker to Jofra Archer but only conceded two runs in the final over to cap off a sensational win which seemed improbable at one point for Punjab. Suryakumar Yadav’s 57 alongside Cameron Green’s 67 had helped Mumbai move towards a first successful 200-run chase at the Wankhede. However, Arshdeep returned for his third over in the 18th to dismiss Suryakumar, conceding just nine runs in the over.

The left-arm seamer finished with figures of 4/29 in four overs as PBKS returned to winning ways - its fourth in seven games.

Tilak Varma (L) and Nehal Wadhera (R) were castled by Arshdeep pearlers in the final overs.
Tilak Varma (L) and Nehal Wadhera (R) were castled by Arshdeep pearlers in the final overs. | Photo Credit: EMMANUEL YOGINI/THE HINDU
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Tilak Varma (L) and Nehal Wadhera (R) were castled by Arshdeep pearlers in the final overs. | Photo Credit: EMMANUEL YOGINI/THE HINDU

Arshdeep also marched to the top of the IPL 2023 Purple Cap list with 13 wickets from seven matches. The 24-year-old also became the fourth PBKS bowler to amass over 50 wickets in the IPL.

Reflecting on his performance after the match, Arshdeep said: “Feels good whenever I take wickets. Right now I feel even happier as the team won. I have shortened my run-up as it helped me with the no-ball problem and I am enjoying my cricket at the moment.”

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