It was just another day when MS Dhoni was denied a run-out as the bails didn’t fall off. In the game between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab, Dhoni had attempted a brilliant direct-hit without even looking at the stumps. He managed to flick the ball back on to the stumps but KL Rahul luckily survived as the bails didn’t fall.
A similar incident took place on the very next day in the IPL 2019. It was during the batting of Kolkata Knight Riders against Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. Dhawal Kulkarni ran into bowl the second ball of the 4th over. Chris Lynn was the batsman who was completely beaten by the delivery that was angled into him.
Chris Lynn survives as bails don’t fall off again
The batsman missed the ball and it kissed the leg stump. The zing bails lit up and the fielding team began to celebrate. But unfortunately for Kulkarni, the leg bail didn’t come off. The bowler, Ajinkya Rahane the captain and the RR fielders stood there for a while in disbelief. What added salt to the wound was that the ball ran to the boundary for four byes.
Rahane even consulted with the umpire. But no one could do anything about it as the rule says that the bail has to be dislodged for the batsman to be adjudged out. Just like KL Rahul in the last game, Chris Lynn got another life and carried on batting. The opener ended up scoring make 50 from 32 balls.
Watch the video of the incident here.
KKR decimated RR
Earlier, RR batted first after losing the toss. The KKR bowlers made life difficult for the batsmen. Steve Smith made 73 from 59 balls that helped them to a total of 139/3. But the visitors made an absolute mockery of the target. The openers added 91 runs and laid the platform for an easy chase.
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