new Delhi: If two batsmen stand together at the same end of the crease and they avoid being run out, then you probably will not believe it. A similar scene was seen in the IPL match played between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Wednesday, where two RCB batsmen in an attempt to steal runs reached the same end of the crease. Interestingly, despite this, the fielders of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) failed to run him out.
Both the batsmen of RCB stood at the same end
Actually, this incident happened in the 19th over of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings. Venkatesh Iyer came to bowl the 19th over during RCB’s innings. On the second ball of the 19th over of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) innings, Dinesh Karthik wanted to take a run by playing a shot in the off-side. He also gave a call to Harshal Patel standing at the other end to steal the run, but the very next moment he felt that the ball was with the fielder and stealing this run could be costly. After this Dinesh Karthik refused to take run to Harshal Patel, but by then it was too late. Harshal Patel had come half way. In such a situation, both the batsmen reached the same end.
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such a miracle happened
The fielder standing on the off side tried to hit a straight throw on the wicket, but he missed and Karthik got time to reach the other end. Karthik immediately ran towards the bowlers end and completed a run. Karthik got the support of luck and none of the fielders including the wicketkeeper could collect the ball, due to which he was run out despite both the batsmen standing on the same end. If the fielder had thrown this throw directly at the non-striker’s end, then the match could have been turned upside down. After this for RCB, this pair finished the match and also gave the team its first win in IPL 2022. Now the video of the same incident is becoming quite viral on social media.
RCB got lucky
Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by three wickets in a thrilling IPL match on Wednesday, on the back of Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga’s brilliant performance from their bowlers and finally Dinesh Karthik’s sixes and fours. Hasaranga, proving his worth of Rs 10 crore 75 lakh, took four wickets for 20 runs in four overs, on the basis of which RCB bundled out KKR for 128 runs. Apart from them, Akash Deep took 3, Harshal Patel took 2 and Mohammad Siraj took 1 wicket. In reply, Sherfane Rutherford (28), David Willey (18) and Shahbaz Ahmed (27) played useful innings for RCB. RCB scored 132 runs for seven wickets in 19.2 overs. Earlier, Tim Southee took three wickets and Umesh Yadav took two wickets and his top order was dismissed cheaply. Anuj Rawat fell victim to Umesh without opening the account while Faf du Plessis was caught in point.
Virat Kohli out for 12 runs
Virat Kohli could also score only 12 runs. After this, Willie and Rutherford shared a 45-run partnership, which was broken by Sunil Narine in the 11th over. After this, Shahbaz Ahmed, who came to the crease, hit Andre Russell for two sixes and reduced the pressure by giving 15 runs in this over. RCB needed 36 runs in the last five overs, then Shahbaz hit Chakraborty for a six. However, the same bowler sent him to the pavilion. RCB needed 17 runs in the last two overs. Dinesh Karthik gave the team victory by hitting a six and a four in the first two balls of the last over.