Eoin Morgan run out: The captain of Kolkata Knight Riders had to walk back to the pavilion without facing a delivery tonight.
During the 18th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan (0) became a victim of horrendous calling between the wickets.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 11th over when Knight Riders batsman Rahul Tripathi drove Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Chris Morris down the ground. With the ball getting deflected after hitting Morgan’s bat at the non-striker’s end, it created all the confusion between him and Tripathi.
Tripathi, who had initially called for a non-existent single, changed his mind just as Morgan started to run towards the striker’s end. As a result, Morgan had nowhere to go other than the dugout when Morris collected the ball and deflected the bails.
In what was that kind of an innings for Knight Riders, nothing seemed to have gone their way as all they could manage after Rajasthan Royals captain Sanju Samson won the toss and chose to field was 133/9 in 20 overs.
Tripathi, who scored 36 (26) with the help of one four and two sixes, was the highest run-scorer for Kolkata in an otherwise disappointing batting performance.
With bowling figures of 4-0-23-4, Morris was the pick of the bowlers for Rajasthan. Apart from the South African player, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya picked a wicket apiece.
Eoin Morgan run out vs Rajasthan Royals
M18: RR vs KKR – Eoin Morgan Wicket https://t.co/QiJkS2bIhR
— swadesh ghanekar (@swadeshLokmat) April 24, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) April 24, 2021
What a terrible way for Eoin Morgan to get out! Diamond duck.
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 24, 2021
Captains out for a duck without facing a ball in IPL (batting in top-7):-
Gautam Gambhir vs DC in 2013
Eoin Morgan vs RR today#KKRvRR
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) April 24, 2021
So far I haven’t understood a thing what #KKR is trying here. And the run outs. Baffling. And it’s the Wankhede.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) April 24, 2021
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