Gujarat Titans (GT) cricketer Matthew Wade broke his bat in anger inside the dressing room after he got out to a contentious decision against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Wankhede Stadium.
Opting to bat first, Wriddhiman Saha got Gujarat off to a flying start before Glenn Maxwell produced a one-handed stunner to dismiss Shubman Gill. In walked the Aussie wicket-keeper batter who has had a dismal campaign in IPL 2022.
However, Matthew Wade looked in superb touch in this game and played some breathtaking shots off Josh Hazlewood. Just when he looked on song to put some runs under his belt, Glenn Maxwell trapped him LBW.
The southpaw went for the sweep and it seemed like an under edge onto the pad. However, the umpires ruled Matthew Wade and he was quick to opt for a review. The ball definitely seemed to deflect off the bat but UltraEdge interesting didn’t show any spike as the ball passed the bat. On the evidence available. the third umpire stuck with the onfield call.
Wade was livid with the decision and shook his head on his way back to the dressing room. The veteran cricketer was also seen throwing his gloves and hitting something with his bat before breaking it. Later, he was also seen explaining his point to Glenn Maxwell at the boundary.
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RCB bounces back after a brisk start from Wriddhiman Saha
Reeling at 38/2, skipper Hardik Pandya joined the Saha in the middle and the duo made a move on. They found the boundaries with ease and at regular intervals to keep the scoreboard ticking for Gujarat Titans.
However, RCB captain Faf du Plessis produced a stunning throw to catch Wriddhiman Saha short of his crease to put the Bangalore franchise back in a must-win game.