Moments That Turned The Tables




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The small moments in life provide the biggest joy.

This common saying applies to the IPL and cricket in general as well.

The small moments, running the twos and threes, the catches, diving saves, and the direct hits, these narrow margins tilt the games.

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Recap

In the first week of IPL 2020, we witnessed several close games, Tewatia’s magic, and the Indian youngsters on the show. Some said this is the closest IPL ever?

What followed in the next couple of weeks was a thoroughly one-sided tournament.

It seemed that Delhi Capitals were running away with from the rest of the table, and Mumbai Indians were back at their best. RCB were playing….consistently well and even an underperforming KKR were snatching victories out of jaws of defeat.

Where are we now? Two days to go in the league stague, and the points table look something like this. Mumbai Indians are the only team to seal qualification, while CSK are the only team officially out…barely.

On the other hand, RCB at #2 can still fail to make it and KKR at #7 are still alive.

Also Read: All-Time XIs RCB, CSK, SRH, MI, RR and KKR, KXIP and RR

How Did We Get Here?

Did you miss the major moments of the day? Do not worry! Here are the moments of the day from our perspective on Twitter – funny run-outs, unusual hit-wickets, Super Over chaos, and much more.

Here are the hashtags we used for each day.

  • #BCDoftheDay: Broken Cricket Dream of the Day
  • #RedemptionoftheDay: Comebacks and Redemptions
  • #SamCurranoftheDay: All-Rounder or the Game Changer of the Day
  • #UniverseBossoftheDay: Chris Gayle is back, so a new # was needed just for him

We have several videos linked in the tweets and the headlines, so feel free to watch the highlights of the moments if you missed out!

What were your favorite moments of the past two weeks or the IPL in general? Comment below, subscribe below for more such articles, and follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages!

Defining Moments

Day 25 – Rashid’s Hit Wicket for the Win!
Day 27 – RCB Batting Order or KKR? ABD at 6?
Day 28 – Dinesh Karthik finishes….his captaincy career at KKR
Day 29 Game 1 – Superhuman ABD Crushes Everybody’s Dreams
Day 29 Game 2 – Gabbar is Back Part I and Axar Finishes it Off in Style

Faf-Rabada Collision was scary but the hug was beautiful.

Day 30 Game I – Super Sunday Super Over Part I Feat Lockie Ferguson
Day 30 Game II – Super Sunday Double Super Over Part II Feat Shami
Day 31 – Buttler’s Day Out
Day 32 – Gabbar is Back Part II….But Delhi Capitals Are Not
Day 33 – KKR’s 84 Survives RCB’s 49 Record but Siraj’s Dream Day

(Broken Dreams for KKR fans…cough, cough – me).

Day 34 – Pandey and Shankar Revive SRH

Uthappa was always going to lose the battle against Holder there….

Day 35 – CSK Not Qualifying? Say What? 2020….
Day 36 – Courageous Narine and Architect Varun Bamboozle Declining Delhi
Day 37 – Comeback Weekend Part I Via SRH Collapse
Day 37 Game 1 – Gaikwad Shows the “Spark”
Day 37 Game 2 – The All – Round Show. Stokes Trumps Pandya’s Brilliance
Sources: Twitter, IPLT20.com – Magic Moments (Videos)

Image Courtesy: Eoin MorganNAPARAZZI, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons




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I dreamt of being a No. 3 batsman saving test matches and hitting winning runs. Well, that did not exactly go to plan, but I have since become an avid follower of the game. As long as there is a live cricket, you can guarantee that I will be checking the scorecards, watching the game live on TV, and certainly, discussing the game and statistics with family and friends.

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