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IPL 2020: Nasty mid-pitch collision knocks down Rashid Khan

Rashid Khan suffered a nasty mid-pitch collision with a teammate with Abhishek Sharma while attempting to complete two runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: September 22, 2020 4:35:49 pm

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Rashid Khan suffered a nasty mid-pitch collision with teammate with Abhishek Sharma while attempting to complete a quick double in the third IPL encounter between SRH and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

The unfortunate incident occurred in the last ball of the 16th over by Shivam Dube when Sharma hit the ball towards the deep backward square. After completing a run the duo then set off for the second.

That slight hesitation after the single led to ball-watching by the two in the middle as they rammed into each other without realizing that they were running down the same line.

Umesh Yadav’s rocket arm meant there was no escape route Sharma was run out whereas Rashid hobbled over to the bowler’s end. Writhing in pain, Rashid was lying on the ground as the physio conducted a concussion check. Thankfully, there was no immediate cause of concern. Thereafter, he continued to bat was bowled by Navdeep Saini in the following over.

In hindsight, there was never a second run there but pressure probably got to the two in the middle as the required run-rate kept shooting up.

Rashid was not the only injury scare for Hyderabad. Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered an ankle injury while bowling. The 28-year-old Marsh twisted his ankle on the follow-through during the fifth over of the RCB innings and he was seen hobbling out of the ground.

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 10 runs. Chasing a target of 164, the SRH were all out for 153 in 19.4 overs, despite a 43-ball 61 from in-form England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow.

Earlier, Devdutt Padikkal’s impressive 56 on debut and a typical explosive half-century by AB de Villiers (51) helped Royal Challengers Bangalore post 163 for 5 after they were sent in to bat.

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