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Watch: Pant blasts four final-over sixes, Mohit concedes most expensive IPL spell

Rishabh Pant blasts Mohit Sharma for five boundaries in final over
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Watch: Mohit Sharma conceded 31 runs in the final over of the Delhi Capitals innings today (April 24), finishing his spell with the most expensive figures in IPL history.

Rishabh Pant finally hit his strides in Delhi with a 43-ball 88 to take his side to 224-4 batting first. Going into the final over, He was facing up on 58 having reached his half-century off 34 balls after Tristan Stubbs‘ boundary onslaught off Sai Kishore in the 19th over had pushed Delhi’s total up into the 190s in the previous over.

Mohit bowled a slower ball first up, which Pant lofted through point but Sai Kishore fielded in the deep to keep the batters to two. The next ball was called a wide, leaving Mohit to bowl it again. The re-bowl was powered to long-on by Pant, with the fielder waiting to take the catch on the boundary. However, in a moment of luck for Delhi, the ball went straight through Shahrukh Khan’s hands and over the rope for six.

Dealt a wide yorker for the next ball, Pant lost his balance trying to hit through the off side, but still managed to maneuver the ball to the boundary for four. The shot took Delhi past 200.

The last three balls of the innings saw Pant cut loose. Mohit sent down a bouncer for the fourth ball of the over, to which Pant swivelled to pull the ball over fine leg. A full toss from the next ball went for another six, the biggest of the lot, which went high into the sky and over the long-on boundary. To finish the innings, Pant sent a length ball over the deep square leg boundary, just clearing the rope.

With his figures having read 0-42 off three overs before his final over, Mohit now holds an unwanted record with figures of 0-73. He takes over from Basil Thampi (0-70 vs RCB in 2018) as the owner of the most expensive figures in IPL history and the joint seventh-most expensive in all T20 cricket..

Watch: Mohit Shah conceded 31 runs off final over

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