England Paceman Tymal Mills shines On IPL Debut

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Tymal Mills made an impressive introduction to the razzmatazz of the Indian Premier League after a late call-up but could not stop Royal Challengers Bangalore slipping to defeat in the competition's opening match.
Mills, who became a wealthy man overnight when he was signed for £1.4million in this year's auction, was told he would not be playing against last year's champions Sunrisers Hyderabad.
But Bangalore's stand-in captain Shane Watson added him at the last moment and then threw him the ball to deliver the first over of this year's competition in front of a 33,000 full house in Hyderabad.
Left-armer Tymal Mills delivered the first ball and took the crucial wicket of Yuvraj Sing
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Mills responded in style by conceding just 31 runs in his four overs in near perfect batting conditions and took the crucial wicket of Yuvraj Singh with a delivery in excess of 90mph that beat him all ends up.
The left-armer, who is restricted to playing Twenty20 cricket because of a back condition, also displayed the variations and back-of-the-hand slower balls that have made his reputation.
Hyderabad still posted a formidable total of 207 for four and Bangalore, who were without injured superstars Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, fell well short on 172, with Mills smashing a square six in the closing stages of a lost cause.
Hyderabad bowler Rashid Khan (right) celebrates the dismissal of Mandeep Singh
It was perhaps the biggest night yet in the career of the Sussex bowler, who had to contemplate retirement little more than two years ago when it became clear his back could not withstand the demands of first-class cricket.
Instead he turned himself into a Twenty20 specialist and has spent the last year turning out for teams in New Zealand, Australia and Bangladesh before three impressive displays for England against India caught the eye of IPL owners.
Now his arrival in the richest event in cricket is the latest step in a fairytale rise for Mills, who only started playing cricket 10 years ago when he was 14.

His chances of a future in top level cricket seemed so slim that he worked on market stalls as a teenager before embarking on a degree in sports journalism.
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Hyderabad posted a formidable total of 207 for four and Bangalore fell well short on 172
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