Watch: Nicholas Pooran hits the target from afar to finish off Mayank Dagar in epic fashion

Nicholas Pooran runs out Mayank Dagar with brilliant throw

Mayank Dagar’s first innings with the bat in the ongoing Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) ended in unfortunate fashion when he found himself receiving a stunning shot from Nicholas Pooran during the game between Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Lucknow Super Giants on Tuesday (April 2).

He came out to bat in the 17th over after Naveen-ul-Haq dismissed Dinesh Karthik on the fifth ball of the over. Mayank Dagar started with a point and had to start the 18th over from the non-striker’s end. And on the first ball of the 18th over, he was run out as he attempted to make a second run.

Mahipal Lomror missed a great long shot off the bowling of Yash Thakur. The ball did not reach Nicholas Pooran, who was standing at long-on and the RCB players decided to make two runs. They completed the first run quickly before Lomror decided not to run the second.

However, Mayank Dagar was already at mid-field when Lomror returned it. The RCB player quickly retreated to get into his area, but lost his balance and fell to the pitch. Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran picked up the ball and sensationally fired a shot straight at the striker’s end to dismiss Mayank Dagar.

Watch Nicholas Pooran’s shot put to finish off Mayank Dagar:

Talking about the game, LSG thrashed RCB by 28 runs to register their second win in IPL 2024. On the other hand, RCB lost their third game in four games. It was also their second loss in three home games this season.

When asked to bat first, LSG posted a competitive total of 181 for 5 in 20 overs. Opener Quinton de Kock laid the foundation for the grand total by scoring 81 runs off 56 balls before Nicholas Pooran added the finishing touches. He smashed as many as five sixes in the last two overs to help his team score 33 runs and finish on 181.

In response, RCB were bowled out for just 153 in the 20th over. Mayank Yadav He starred again with the ball, taking 3 for 14 in his four overs.