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Sanjay Manjrekar proposes new boundary rule for Sharjah Cricket Stadium in IPL 2020

The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has just observed probably the greatest totals being scored in UAE. The thirteenth edition, which is being played across three scenes, has been a bad dream for bowlers at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium – where batsmen have worn the pants and have profited by shorter boundaries to score a store of runs. A batsman’s heaven and a bowler’s graveyeard, as it has been coming down sixes at Sharjah, previous Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has thought of another standard so as to give some alleviation to the bowlers.

Manjrekar took to online media to propose that a ball that movements over the ropes ought to be given as a 4 while just the ones which clear the arena ought to be considered as sixes.

“Over the ropes is 4. Outside the stadium is 6. Those are my new playing conditions for Sharjah. You guys okay with it? #Sharjah #MiniCricket,” he tweeted.

At Sharjah, the main match of the period was played between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings where Steve Smith’s men put 216 sudden spikes in demand for board as Smith (67 off 49) and Sanju Samson (74 off 32) hit 13 sixes between themselves. In answer, regardless of a brave exertion by Faf du Plessis (72 off 37), CSK figured out how to score 200 runs. Altogether, while the Royals hit 17 sixes, the Yellow Army wasn’t a long ways behind with 16 sixes.

The second match at the scene end up being another run-fest as while KXIP posted a sum of 223 shows riding on a ton to Mayank Agarwal (106 off 50), Rajasthan Royals pursued down the all out with three balls remaining. Smith (50 off 27) and Samson (85 off 42) indeed utilized the shorter boundaries and crushed nine sixes while Rahul Tewatia created one of the most vital innings in IPL history during his 31-ball 53 where he tonked seven 6s, 5 of which were scored in Sheldon Cottrell’s one over.

Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders played the third match at Sharjah where Prithvi Shaw (66 off 41) and Shreyas Iyer (88 off 38) helped DC arrive at a colossal complete of 228 runs. In answer, KKR missed the mark by 18 runs in spite of some valuable commitments from Nitish Rana (58 off 35), Eoin Morgan (44 off 18) and Rahul Tripathi (36 off 16).

In the four matches played at the setting up until this point, the main group which has not arrived at the 200-run mark is Sunrisers Hyderabad. David Warner’s men scored 174 in answer to Mumbai Indians’ 208.

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