WATCH: Avesh Khan and Mihir Hirwani involved in hilarious mix-up vs Tamil Nadu; K Vignesh commits blunder

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 28/12/2019

Avesh Khan and Mihir Hirwani involved in hilarious mix-up: Tamil Nadu’s pacer missed a simple run-out opportunity against Madhya Pradesh.

During the third day of the ongoing Elite Group match of the Ranji Trophy between Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in Indore, Madhya Pradesh pair of spinner Mihir Hirwani and pacer Avesh Khan were involved in a hilarious mix-up.

In what should have been an easy run-out, Tamil Nadu pacer K Vignesh committed a blunder which saved Hirwani at the non-striker’s end.

It all happened on the fourth delivery of he 84th over when Avesh hit a Vignesh delivery towards fine leg. Interested in running the second run, Avesh initially faced rejection from Hirwani after the first run. Just when Hirwani decided to revoke his decision, Avesh seemed to have thought of the otherwise.

The miscommunication between the batsmen led to an easy run-out opportunity for Vignesh at the non-striker’s end. However, his decision to throw the ball from a brief distance rather than running to the stumps and deflecting the bails saw him missing the opportunity.

To the dislike of the visitors, Hirwani and Avesh stitched together a 79-run stand for the eighth wicket which played a vital role in Madhya Pradesh scoring 333 in 97.3 overs.

Trailing by 184 runs after the first innings, Tamil Nadu are currently battling it out against the hosts bowlers on the back of batsman Kaushik Gandhi’s fourth First-class innings. Leading by 160 runs at the time of writing this article, Tamil Nadu have decreased their chances of losing their third consecutive match.

Avesh Khan and Mihir Hirwani involved in hilarious mix-up vs Tamil Nadu

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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