Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) all-rounder Marcus Stoinis was livid with his dismissal and also shouted at the umpire during their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Meanwhile, Stoinis’ dismissal almost sealed the tie in Bangalore’s favour, securing a crucial 18-run victory.
It all started when umpire Chris Gaffaney denied a wide to the batting side after Stoinis shuffled across early. The Australian all-rounder was spotted fuming and he burst out into anger after Josh Hazlewood knocked him over in the very next ball.
It was a full ball and Marcus Stoinis shuffled across early and wanted to slog-sweep the ball over square leg with nobody sweeping that side. He missed the completely and it brushed the pads, and the deflection rattled the woodwork.
Stoinis was vividly angry and shouted at the umpire before he walked back to the dressing room. He still probably didn’t get over that wide that wasn’t called on the previous delivery. With this wicket, it was all but over for Lucknow Super Giants.
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Harshal Patel completed the ritual in the final over, giving away only 12 runs and picking up the wicket of Jason Holder. With this win, RCB move to the second spot with 10 points after Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans.
“180 on that pitch was 15-20 extra runs” – Lucknow captain KL Rahul
The Super Giants captain rued that they failed to squeeze runs in the middle overs after an exceptional start. KL Rahul also added that the top order batters failed to carry the innings as Faf du Plessis did for RCB which put LSG behind in the run chase. Speaking at the post-match presentation ceremony, he said:
“I think we started really well, after getting 2 wickets in the first over and then give away 50 in the powerplay, we could have done better. 180 on that pitch was 15-20 extra runs we gave away, we couldn’t really squeeze in the middle and with the bat as well we needed one in the top three to go deep and the other batters to bat around him and unfortunately we couldn’t do that.”
Despite the defeat, Lucknow have held onto their place in the top four with eight points in seven matches.