Shubman Gill run-out: The Kolkata Knight Riders batsman failed to make use of the golden opportunity vs Delhi Capitals.
During the 10th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Delhi, Kolkata Knight Riders middle-order batsman Shubman Gill’s casual approach saw him walk back to the pavilion cheaply.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 10th over when Gill played a Sandeep Lamichhane delivery towards the sweeper cover area. While the ball looked set to reach the boundary, excellent partnership at the boundary between Delhi fast bowler-duo of Kagiso Rabada and Harshal Patel earned Delhi a wicket.
In a bid to run a third run, Gill was found short of the crease at the non-striker’s end. The replays gave signs of the batsman being guilty of assuming that the ball had gone for a boundary. As a result, when KKR captain Dinesh Karthik called for a third run, Gill couldn’t reach the non-striker’s end on time.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the eighth over, Gill ended up scoring 4 (5). With nearly 12 overs remaining, Gill had the golden opportunity to bat with Karthik and help the team post a formidable total. With him not getting enough chances to bat in the tournament, he surely missed one tonight.
Earlier, Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chose to field. The home team made as many as four changes to their playing XI. DC included Hanuma Vihari, Chris Morris, Harshal Patel and Sandeep Lamichhane in place of Keemo Paul, Axar Patel, Rahul Tewatia and Ishant Sharma. On the other hand, KKR included Nikhil Naik in place of Sunil Narine.
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— Utkarsh Bhatla (@UtkarshBhatla) March 30, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) March 30, 2019
I thought #KKR might play Rinku Singh and open with Shubman Gill or Nitish Rana.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 30, 2019
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 30, 2019
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