The Indian Premier League in 2020 has seen almost everything which is possible on a cricket field. It had been such an unpredictable and crazy season so far. And right when we thought that, there is nothing else to see, the tournament has surprised us again. The recently concluded match between Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad saw some bizarre incidents. The most fascinating of those incidents happened in the 18th over of the match, when the bails didn’t come off even after the ball hit the stumps and the bail lights flashed on.
In one of the bizarre incidents that happened during the match, the bails didn’t come off even after the ball hit the stumps and lights flashed on. Rashid Khan who came into bowl the 5th ball of the 18th over bowled a good length delivery. Tewatia who was on strike tried to cut the ball and in the process took an under-edge onto Bairstow’s pads. The ball rebounded after hitting Bairstow’s pads and went on to hit the stumps. Tewatia was out of the crease at that time and could’ve been 100% out if the bails had fallen off. What’s fascinating is that even though the bails didn’t fall off, it flashed on as the ball went on to hit the stumps. As it went, this unfortunate incident caused SRH their match as Tewatia and young Parag took the game away from their hands from thereon.
The love story between Tewatia and run-chases never seems to end. This time he was accompanied by young Riyan Parag. Both of them together pulled off an unbelievable chase to take Rajasthan Royals home against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Chasing a moderate score of 159, RR lost early wickets in quick succession. All of their top three batsmen, who are also their top overseas contingents departed cheaply, thereby putting their team in trouble. Their wickets were followed by those of senior domestic players Uthappa and Sanju Samson. But right when all hopes were down, two young batsmen of Rajasthan Royals- Riyan Parag and Rahul Tewatia took matters into their own hand and chased down this total which at once seemed like an impossible task. Both of them put on 85 runs for the sixth wicket. This is the second-highest partnership for the sixth wicket in the overall history of the IPL.
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