Kolkata batsmen Manvinder Bisla today took the steam out of Chennai bowling attack in the much important IPL Final to help his team win their first IPL trophy. In such a high pressure match, Bisla fired a quick 89 runs in 49 balls to help his team chase 191 runs within 20 over’s. Much of Kolkata bowlers were hammered at the hands of Chennai batsmen and when the turn came of Kolkata batsmen they were not behind Chennai.
Today though the situation was different. Narine spin could not control the runs. Gambir who has been the most prolific run scorer for his team got out in the first over while chasing a big total. Somebody had rise to the occasion. It was bisla day today. Having rarely featured in IPL matches, though he has been with IPL teams since 2009, 2012 was a different for Haryana batsmen.
In today’s match, bisla given chance ahead of Brendon McCullum and he did not disappoint the team management. Before coming in today’s match, his performance in last six matches was not so exciting. But once he came on board after gambir departure there was no looking back. Hilfenhaus first ball to bisla was short. The batsmen sent the slow ball over mid wicket for a boundary. He tried after that but no luck. In next over Morkel was hammered over well hit found boundaries.
The experienced Kallis seeing his partner his form, rotated the strike. Bisla was doing all the big hitting. No bowlers were spared. Ashwin was hit for hit for two consecutive sixes. Bravo short fall was sent over mid off for a six. By the end of 10 over Kolkata were 100 runs chasing 191 runs. Bisla had scored 64 runs in 33 balls while his senior partner had scored 27 runs in 23 balls.
In 15th over, bisla was caught by Badrinath of Morkel delivery. But his 89 runs in 49 balls had already dented Chennai hopes of defending title. This was a memorable innings by Bisla in a very important match. Though some experts have called it a blinder innings, finally what matter in T20 his how much runs are scored how fast. By hook or the crook you have to win the match. Bisla performance will be surely remembered by Kolkata fans for a long time as they celebrate their IPL win. Bisla today’s performance was rewarded by Man of Match. Great match winning performance.