Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma once again failed to create his impact with bat against KKR in the ongoing season of Indian premier league. Rohit was dismissed on score of just 2 runs in 6 balls. Tim Southee took the important wicket of Rohit Sharma in the first over.
Rohit edged the ball of Southee which went into hands of Sheldon Jackson who took an amazing catch to send back Rohit. However, Rohit’s unlucky dismissal raised questions over the decision of the third umpire and the Ultraedge technology used. MI skipper also didn’t look happy with the decision of the third umpire.
3rd umpire Bruce Oxenford gave it out because there were spikes on the snickometer when the ball was close to bat. However, TV replay showed that there were some spikes on the snickometer even before the ball was close to Rohit’s bat. MI skipper looked disappointed and dejected with this decision of the third umpire.
Rohit Sharma believed that there was clear gap between bat and ball. He shook his head to show his dissatisfaction with decision and then took a long walk towards the pavilion. Mahela Jayawardene and Akash Ambani also couldn’t believe that third umpire gave it out. Several cricket fans too criticised this decision.
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Bumrah picks first Fifer in his IPL career
After being invited to bat first , KKR got a great start in powerplay. They scored 64 runs in powerplay. Venkatesh Iyer scored 43 runs in 24 balls to give a fiery start to KKR. Nitish Rana carried forward the momentum. He played an important cameo of 43 runs in 26 balls. KKR looked in dominating postion in the match till 13th over.
But the breathtaking spell from Bumrah completely changed the match upside down. Bumrah took a Fifer which involved wickets of Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Sheldon Jackson and Sunil Narine. This was his first Five wickets haul in IPL. Due to this brilliant effort of Bumrah, KKR total was restricted to 165 runs.
Written by Harsh Gupta