Updated: May 12, 2019 12:17:37 pm
Three balls into the chase, one of the most hilarious moments of Indian Premier League 2019 took place in the Qualifier 2 match in Visakhapatnam between the Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
There was complete confusion early in the CSK’s 148-run chase. Faf du Plessis played a shot towards point and called for the run. Shane Watson obliged, took a few strides forward, but saw the striker go back to the crease.
Du Plessis was midway when Axar Patel threw the ball towards the non-striker’s end. He, however, missed the stumps and Colin Munro collected it. Instead of throwing down the stumps, he chose to get Du Plessis out at the striker’s end. Rishabh Pant dived, but missed it, and the openers sneaked in a run.
Meanwhile, during the chaos, the two batsmen were struck in the middle of the pitch. All the Delhi players had their hands on their heads while Shreyas Iyer could not help but smile at the disaster, which had mutiple options to be defused.
Both batsmen went on to score half-centuries that took their team to victory.
CSK dished out a clinical bowling effort to restrict Delhi Capitals to 147 for nine in the Qualifier 2. Dwayne Bravo (2/19), Ravindra Jadeja (2/23), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Harbhajan Singh (2/31) shared eight wickets between them to keep DC in check after opting to bowl.
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