IPL 2024 [WATCH]: Mayank Agarwal makes an unbelievable aerial effort to stop Hardik Pandya’s six during SRH vs MI clash

Mar 28, 2024

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The 10th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad was a thrilling, action-packed encounter characterized by high-scoring runs as both teams surpassed the 200-run mark through explosive power hitting. However, amidst the thunderous batting displays from both sides, it was the aerobatic, gravity-defying effort of SRH’s Mayank Agarwal that stole the limelight.

Potential threat of Hardik Pandya and Tim David

Chasing the formidable target of 278, Mumbai fought back with determination, with each batter contributing quick, aggressive innings to narrow the gap to the monumental target. As the 18th over commenced, Mumbai required 63 runs from just 16 balls, with their skipper, Hardik Pandya, and the hard-hitting Australian batter, Tim David, standing at the crease.

Mayank Agarwal’s gravity-defying fielding gem

On the third delivery of the 18th over, Jaydev Unadkat opted for a slower bouncer outside the off stump. Hardik maneuvered the ball from there and directed it wide of long-on. Positioned near the boundary rope, Mayank sprang into action, swiftly moving to his right. He leaped at head height, snatched the ball, and flung it back before descending backward. Upon review, it was evident that Mayank had relinquished the ball before his feet contacted the ground. This remarkable display of fielding prowess by Mayank effectively curtailed what appeared to be a surefire six, reducing it to just a single run.

Here’s the video:


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Injury scare and quick recovery

Amidst this sequence of events, Mayank sustained an injury when he fell on his head while attempting to save runs. The team’s medical staff promptly rushed to his aid to provide assistance. Fortunately, concerns regarding his condition were quickly alleviated as he resumed playing in the last couple of overs.

SRH’s record-breaking batting performance and victory

SRH clinched the game by 31 runs, marking their first win and opening their account on the points table after a narrow defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The victory was orchestrated by their batters, who amassed a formidable total of 277 runs in the first innings, setting a new record for the highest-ever team total in IPL history, fueled by half-centuries from Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen. Despite their efforts, Mumbai fell short in their reply, unable to chase down the mammoth target. SRH emerged triumphant in the high-scoring encounter, securing victory in the end.

Also READ: Top 5 highest team totals in the IPL: SRH breaks RCB’s 11-year-old record

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