Mills takes wicket on losing IPL debut

MIXED FEELINGS: Tymal Mills took a wicket on his IPL debut but ended up on the losing side. Picture: Sussex Cricket
MIXED FEELINGS: Tymal Mills took a wicket on his IPL debut but ended up on the losing side. Picture: Sussex Cricket

Tymal Mills tasted defeat on his first ever outing in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday, but he did at least mark the occasion with a wicket.

The £1.4m bowler was initially not expected to feature for Royal Challengers Bangalore against reigning champions Sunrisers Hyderabad, but stand-in captain Shane Watson handed Mills a late call-up.

The former Mildenhall and Tuddenham player went on to bowl the first over in this year's competition, eventually going for an impressive 31 runs from his four overs on a batting-friendly pitch.

Mills also snared the wicket of Yuvraj Singh with a delivery clocked at over 90mph, but hosting Hyderabad still managed to score 207-4 from their 20 overs.

In reply, Mills' Bangalore side fell 35 runs short in their pursuit of victory, though the 24-year-old England international did manage to smash a square six in the closing stages of the innings.

RCB are back in action tomorrow at home to Delhi Daredevils (3.30pm).