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Kwena Maphaka Bagged his Maiden IPL Wicket by Dismissing Jaiswal

South African young bowler Kwena Maphaka bagged his maiden IPL wicket by dismissing Yashasvi Jaiswal in the MI vs RR IPL 2024 clash on April 1 in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

5 times IPL title winners Mumbai Indians roped in South African Under-19 World Cup star Kwena Maphaka as the replacement player for injured Dilshan Madushanka. As per the IPL official statement, Kwena Maphaka will join the Mumbai Indians for his base price of INR 50 Lakh.

Kwena Maphaka Bagged his Maiden IPL Wicket by Dismissing Jaiswal

In his first IPL match which was played against SRH, Maphaka failed to impress and returned as the most expensive bowler for Mumbai Indians after the South African gave 66 runs in 4 overs he bowled.

While everyone expected Maphaka to be benched for Mumbai’s next league game, the franchise backed him by including the youngster in their playing 11.

Surprisingly, Kwena Maphaka opened the bowling attack for Mumbai Indians and bagged his maiden IPL wicket by dismissing Jaiswal for 10 runs.

Winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals decided to bowl first where MI’s Ishan Kishan and Rohit Sharma opened the batting attack.

Trent Boult who bowled the first over for RR dismissed Rohit Sharma and Naman Dhir for golden duck and silenced the Wankhede crowd. Nandre Burger who bowled the second over was smashed for 12 runs by Ishan Kishan.

Trent Boult who was expected to register the first hat trick of the IPL 2024 season missed the feat but dismissed Brevis for a golden duck in the very next delivery.

In his first 8 deliveries of the game, Boult dismissed the top 3 batters of the Mumbai Indians for a golden duck and loaded pressure over the Mumbai Indians. Ishan Kishan who had some positivity with his shorts was dismissed by Nandre Burger for 16 runs in the 4th over.

At the end of 4 overs, Mumbai Indians scored 20 runs for 4-wicket loss where Hardik Pandya and Tilak Varma took the responsibilities on their shoulder and started to bat accordingly.

While Tilak Varma and Hardik Pandya steadily build a partnership, IPL leading wicket-taker Chahal broke the partnership by dismissing Hardik for 34 runs. Soon Chahal dismissed Tilak Varma in the 14th over and scattered Mumbai Indians’ dream of scoring a decent target.

After the Mumbai Indians’ lower order returned without scoring much, the Mumbai Indians scored 125 runs for 9 wickets loss at the end of 20 overs.

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