Chennai Super Kings registered an 8-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Monday in Bengaluru. Chennai Super Kings batted first and scored 226 runs for the loss of six wickets in their 20 overs. In reply, Royal Challengers Bangalore felt just short and scored 218 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 20 overs.
20-year-old Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana bowled brilliantly in the death and put pressure on Royal Challengers Bangalore. He just gave away 4 runs in the 18th over and took Shahbaz Ahmed’s wicket. In the 20th over, he considered only 10 runs and claimed the wicket of Suyash Prabhudessai.
Lasith Malinga, a Sri Lankan icon, was impressed by the young pacer’s performance and expressed excitement on his official Twitter account.
Many players also applaud Matheesha Pathirana’s effort at the end of the game.
Dhoni has had better attacks to defend with in the past. But in Pathirana, they have the makings of a fine bowler.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 17, 2023
That was a near perfect last over from Matheesha Pathirana 👏 #CSKvRCB— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 17, 2023