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“Look Mom…”: Mayank Yadav’s Instagram Post After Beating RCB Wins Internet | Cricket News

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"Look Mom...": Mayank Yadav's Instagram Post After Beating RCB Wins Internet | Cricket News

After his side’s 28-run win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) pace sensation Mayank Yadav expressed his happiness over his performance, with a heartwarming post on social media. A three-wicket haul from Mayank and a barrage of top-level bowling demolished the RCB top order and helped LSG hand the home side their third defeat at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday. After the win, Mayank took to Instagram and wrote, “Look mom, I can fly”. Within just two matches, Mayank has made headlines for his blazing pace, consistently hitting bowling speeds of over 150 kmph.

During the match against RCB, Yadav picked up three wickets in his four-over spell for just 14 runs. After his remarkable spell, the pacer was named ‘Player of the Match’.

The LSG seamer created history at the age of 21 when he became the first bowler in IPL history to win the ‘Player of the Match’ award in their first two matches.

He clocked 156.7 kmph during the match against RCB and bowled the fastest performance in the ongoing edition and overall the fourth fastest in the history of the entire tournament, breaking his own record set during the Punjab Kings- match, his debut, where he clocked 155.8. km/h. In his debut match, he took 3/27 in four overs.

It is not just Mayank’s pace that is being dubbed by many as the next big Indian pace prospect, it is also the control over his line, length and intimidation that he has produced in a few matches that stands out.

His consecutive three-wicket hauls in his first two matches also helped him enter the elite list of players. Yadav became the sixth bowler to scalp three-plus wicket hauls in each of their first two IPL matches. The 21-year-old pacer has now written his name along with Lasith Malinga, Amit Singh, Mayank Markande and Jofra Archer.

In the match, RCB opted to play first after winning the toss. Openers Quinton de Kock and skipper KL Rahul (20 in 14 balls, with two sixes) gave LSG a measured start with an opening stand of 53 points. There was a 56-run stand between Kock and Marcus Stoinis (24 in 15 balls, with a four and two sixes), which helped LSG cross the 100-run mark. RCB bowlers did put pressure on the batsman towards the end, but Nicholas Pooran (40* in 21 balls, with a four and five sixes) rounded it off well for LSG, taking them to 181/5 in their 20 overs.

Glenn Maxwell (2/23) was the bowlers’ choice for RCB.

Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal and Reece Topley took a wicket each for RCB. In the run chase, openers Virat Kohli (22 in 16 balls, with two fours and a six) and Faf Du Plessis (19 in 13 balls, with three fours) started with an opening stand of 40 runs. But a game-changing spell from Mayank Yadav (3/14) put RCB on the back foot, reducing them to 94/5. Mahipal Lomror (33 in 13 balls, with three fours and three sixes) and Rajat Patidar (29 in 21 balls, with two fours and two sixes) tried to resist, but RCB could only score 153 in 19.4 overs.

Besides Mayank, Naveen-ul-Haq (2/25) was the bowlers’ choice for LSG. Siddarth, Yash Thakur and Stoinis got a wicket each.

Mayank was awarded the ‘Player of the Match’ for his spell. RCB are in ninth place with one win and two losses, which gives them three points. LSG are in fourth place with two wins and a defeat, giving them four points.

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