Watch: Mayank Agarwal saves six with incredible acrobatic effort; escapes a horrible wound

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Mayank Agarwal saves a six


Mayank Agarwal came up with a stunning effort to save six in the recently concluded match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Chasing 278 runs, MI needed 68 runs in the last three overs. While scoring 68 runs in 18 balls was definitely a big task, MI were still very much in the game. Every run counted at that point and Mayank Agarwal produced a brilliant effort in the 18th over to save five precious runs for his team.

On the second ball of the 18th over, Jaydev Unadkat bowled a slower bouncer outside off stump. Pandya took the length and pace of the ball and hit it hard forward. At first, it looked like the ball would go over Mayank Agarwal’s head.

However, the SRH opener had other ideas. He made a timely jump and caught the ball with both hands while he was in the air. When momentum carried him over the ropes, he smartly threw the ball infield to save five runs for his team. Mayank Agarwal also ended up getting hurt due to the fall. However, he quickly got up and continued on the field.

Watch Mayank Agarwal’s save:

Early in the game, Mayank Agarwal failed to get going with the bat as he was out for just 11 runs off 13 balls. However, it did not affect SRH much as they piled up a record total of 277 for 3 in the allotted 20 overs. After the whirlwind fifties of Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma laid the foundation, Heinrich Klaasen’s unbeaten 80-run knock propelled SRH to the highest-ever IPL total.

Head completed his fifty in just 18 balls, while Sharma did it in just 16 balls. On the other hand, Klaasen reached fifty off 23 balls and finally remained unbeaten with 80 off just 34 balls. In response, MI put up a good batting effort but eventually finished with 246/5.