The match number 49 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the El-Clasico of IPL is currently going on in Chennai where the visiting just finished batting.
It was home team captain MS Dhoni who won the toss and opted to bowl. His decision was proven right when CSK managed to dismiss 3 of the Mumbai batters for just 14 runs.
Suryakumar Yadav and Nehal Wadhera tried to rebuild the inning, however, Suryakumar also failed while Wadhera scored a fifty but couldn’t take his team past 140 either.
All thanks to some brilliant bowling from Baby Malinga Matheesha Pathirana who took 3 wickets in the death overs and gave away just 15 runs in his 4 overs. See how Twitterati reacted.
Pathirana it's time to learn Tamil buddy cause you aren't going anywhere from Chennai.— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) May 6, 2023
We live in a society where
Jofra Archer Pathirana
Gets 8 Cr Gets 20 Lakh pic.twitter.com/Hgohf3WAYs— RK (@MahiGOAT07) May 6, 2023Advertisement
13th over – 5 runs— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 6, 2023
15th over – 7 runs
18th over – 2 runs (1 wicket)
20th over – 5 runs (2 wickets)
A classic Pathirana spell, didn't concede a single boundary in 18th & 20th over – he is turning out to be the go to man for Dhoni in the end overs, What a talent. pic.twitter.com/pfmmqeDXFs
Matheesha Pathirana plays for my club.💛 pic.twitter.com/GDJKAG6D86— ` (@rahulmsd_91) May 6, 2023
A 145kmph Yorker from baby Malinga to dismiss Wadhera— ♚ (@balltampererr) May 6, 2023
Matheesha Pathirana 💛 pic.twitter.com/1B13UuBQII
Baby Malinga taking wkts against MI in death over, Poetic!!!— 🎼 (@InMyOwnBubble_) May 6, 2023
Matheesha Pathirana, our baby Malinga getting a 3-for against Mumbai Indians, owning them at the death.— Chennai Super Qween 💅 (@umpiresfall) May 6, 2023
I find it poetic.
This Mi dominated us once using Malinga. Now we're giving it back, it's time for baby Malinga to take over.— I am Negan (@freakforbruno) May 6, 2023