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IPL 2017: RCB vs GL - Turning Point - Andrew Tye's First Over

Andrew Tye has been a revelation for Gujarat Lions this season and on Thursday, he shook the very foundation of the famed Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up in his first over of the innings. He sent back Chris Gayle and Travis Head off back-to-back deliveries to turn the game in Gujarat's favour.

Cricketnext Staff |April 28, 2017, 12:03 AM IST
IPL 2017: RCB vs GL - Turning Point - Andrew Tye's First Over

Andrew Tye has been a revelation for Gujarat Lions, picking a hat-trick in the first game that he played this season against Rising Pune Supergiant. He ended that game with a fifer. And on Thursday, he shook the very foundation of the famed Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up in his first over of the innings.

Coming in to bowl in the 5th over, he first sent back Chris Gayle (8) and then sent back Travis Head (0) off successive deliveries as he was once again on a hat-trick. Although the hat-trick did not come this evening, the damage had been done with RCB reeling at 22/3 in the 5th over.

For Gayle, Tye pitched the ball up, just outside off and Gayle poked at it, only for Dinesh Karthik to complete an easy catch behind the wicket.

In Head’s case, it was almost a Test dismissal as Tye bowled it just outside the channel of the off-stump and Head had to play at it. The resulting thick edge went straight to skipper Suresh Raina at wide slip and he doesn’t make too many mistakes.

While Tye did not get the hat-trick, he did get his third wicket when he dismissed Mandeep Singh for 8. It was honestly one of Tye’s poorer deliveries, but Mandeep cut him straight to Ravindra Jadeja at backward point.

In fact, Raina too adjudicated the two back-to-back wickets off Tye’s bowling as the turning point of the game. “AJ took back-to-back wickets. That was the turning point,” he said.

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