IPL 2022 RCB vs KKR: The 6th match of IPL 2022 was played between Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB won this thrilling match by 3 wickets and registered their first win in season 15. Batting first, KKR had set a target of 129 runs in front of RCB, which the team achieved with 4 balls to spare. A funny incident happened during the match. In an attempt to steal a run, the coordination of Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel was disturbed and both the batsmen reached the same end. However, it did not harm RCB and Karthik was able to save his wicket due to a wrong throw by the fielder. Had Dinesh Karthik been out there, RCB might not have won this match.
This incident happened in the final moments of the match. On the second ball of the 19th over of RCB’s 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 realized that the ball was with the fielder and stealing this run could be costly. Dinesh denied Harshal Patel for a run but it was too late. Harshal Patel had come half way. In such a situation, both the batsmen ran towards the same end.
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 runs towards the bowlers end and completes a run. If the fielder had thrown this throw directly at the non-striker’s end, the match could have been turned upside down.