In the high-voltage match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings, the Faf du Plessis-led side won the toss and opted to bowl. Electing to bat first, CSK batsmen looked invincible and scored a total of 227 runs in the last over. Interestingly, Harshal Patel, who was bowling the 20th over for RCB, had to hand over the ball to Glenn Maxwell in the middle of the over. 16 runs came from that over, but why did it happen? let’s find out.
Harshal came in to bowl the last over of CSK’s innings, after conceding just 1 run in the first ball, he bowled a no-ball (above the waist) and had to bowl a free-hit, on which he conceded 1 run. After this he bowled a wide ball. But when he came to bowl the next ball, the situation changed. Harshal bowled another no ball which was also above the waist. After this the umpires asked him to stop bowling. Maxwell came in to bowl the remaining overs.
According to the rules, if a bowler bowls two no balls above waist height, he has to stop bowling from there. Hence the star bowler could not complete his fourth over. In 3.2 overs, Harshal gave away 36 runs at an economy of 10.80 and took 1 wicket.
See here how was the 20th over
- 1 (No Ball)
- 1 (free hit)
- 1 (No Ball)
Harshal Patel hands the ball to Maxwell.
- 6 (Free Hit)
RCB Playing XI:
Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Mahipal Lomror, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik(w), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Wayne Parnell, Vijaykumar Vaishak, Mohammad Siraj
CSK Playing XI:
Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (w/c), Mathisha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Mahesh Thikshana
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