29 matches of the first phase of IPL 2021 were held in India. The league was postponed due to Corona’s case coming to the fore. However, now the remaining matches will be played in the UAE.
29 matches were organized in the first phase of IPL. Fans were not allowed to come in these matches, but the players did not keep any shortage in the dose of adventure. There were many such moments in the first phase where the fans were surprised to see the performance of the players.
Sanju Samson scored 119 runs against Punjab Kings. However, more discussion than this innings was the single run which Samson did not take and the team got defeated. Samson refused to take a single in the last over against Punjab Kings. After this Rajasthan needed six runs in one ball but Sanju could not win the team.
Ravindra Jadeja broke all records by scoring 37 runs in the last over of the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. After hitting consecutive sixes in the first three balls of the over, he also hit a six off the no ball. The fourth ball remained empty. After this, he also hit a six on the fifth ball. After this, he hit a four on the last ball of the over. It equaled the costliest over in the history of IPL.
Prithvi Shaw batted vigorously in the very first over of the match against Delhi Capitals. He hit 6 fours in 6 balls over Shivam Mavi. Shaw became the first player in IPL history to do so in the first over. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane had also hit 6 fours in an over while playing with Rajasthan Royals in 2012.
Punjab Kings left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar took the wickets of legends like Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers in his first match of IPL 2021. This was Brar’s first match in this season and fourth match in the IPL. Brar took three wickets for 19 runs in the match.
Mumbai Indians beat arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings by four wickets on the back of Kieran Pollard’s unbeaten knock of 87 runs in 34 balls. In addition to eight long sixes in his innings, Pollard also hit six fours. He also took two important wickets for just 12 runs in two overs. He completed the fastest half-century of the current season in just 17 balls.