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Why Harshal Patel Didn’t Complete His Quota Of Four Overs vs GT?

Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel (Credit: Twitter)

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) cricketer Harshal Patel suffered an injury while fielding against Gujarat Titans (GT) at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday. As a result, the veteran fast bowler couldn’t complete his quota of four overs.

Incidentally, Harshal hurt his webbing while trying to stop the ball. David Miller slapped a back-of-a-length delivery off Wanindu Hasaranga that traveled to the cover region in no time. Harshal Patel stopped the ball, but in the process hurt the webbing.

It immediately started bleeding and the seasoned all-rounder walked off the field. He needed a couple of stitches and the player didn’t return to the ground given that he had hurt his bowling hand. Harshal bowled only one over going for only six runs before he exited the field.

RCB captain Faf du Plessis had to cover his remaining three overs from other which did cost Bangalore some extra runs as Gujarat accumulated 41 runs in the final three overs of the innings.

Hardik Pandya’s unbeaten 68 propels GT to a decen total

Opting to bat first, Gujarat got off to a flying start thanks to Wriddhiman Saha, who has been consistently scoring runs this season. Despite losing Shubman Gill at the other end, Saha kept playing his shots to keep the scoreboard ticking.

Matthew Wade also walked back after getting a start before Hardik joined the veteran wicket-keeper and the duo played some shots before Saha was run out, leaving the Titans at 62/3.

The RCB spinners did an exceptional job of keeping things tight before David Miller provided some impetus to the innings. But Siddarth Kaul and Josh Hazlewood leaked some runs in the death overs.

Hardik led the team from the front with an unbeaten 62, while Rashid Khan chipped in with a late six-ball 19-run cameo to end the innings on a high.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have got off to a flying start thanks to Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis and it remains to be if they manage to chase down the total and keep themselves afloat in the race for the playoffs.

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