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Sandeep Sharma No Ball Video: RR Pacer Oversteps Before Abdul Samad’s Last-Ball 6 Registers Highest Run Chase at Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Dixit Bhargav

Sandeep Sharma No Ball Video: RR Pacer Oversteps Before Abdul Samad's Last-Ball 6 Registers Highest Run Chase at Sawai Mansingh Stadium

Needing to defend five runs off the last ball of the match, Rajasthan Royals pacer Sandeep Sharma (0/48) bowled a no-ball to affect his team’s chances of avoiding a defeat at their home ground. Sunrisers Hyderabad batter Abdul Samad (17*) hitting a full and wide delivery straight to Jos Buttler (95) at long off once gave the impression of RR defeating SRH but it wasn’t to be as the right-handed batter hit a six off a free hit.

Bowling round the wicket to the right-handed batter, Sharma overstepped by quite a distance. With the visitors needing to score 17 runs in the last over, Sharma didn’t err despite a couple of dropped catches getting dropped on the first two balls of the over. However, him committing a mistake on what should’ve been the last ball of the match cost Royals the match tonight.

Samad, who justified the faith imposed upon him by the franchise, had failed to seal a run-chase against Kolkata Knight Riders in Hyderabad on Thursday. While he managed to play a key role in chasing down the highest target at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Sharma failed to replicate his heroics against Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni last month.

Sandeep Sharma No Ball Video

Coming in to bat at No. 7 with 41 more runs needed to be scored off just 13 balls, Samad was required to do the heavylifting from the word go. However, the 21-year old player hit a couple of sixes under pressure from almost saving Hyderabad from getting eliminated from the playoffs’ race.

Samad wouldn’t have been able to drive his team past the victory line had batter Glenn Phillips not scored a match-winning 25 (7) comprising a four and three sixes at a strike rate of 357.14 before getting out in the second last over.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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