IPL 2022
A Huge Umpiring Howler Went Unnoticed During SRH vs RCB Game
By CricShots - May 11, 2022 8:25 pm
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Umpiring has been one of the most criticized aspects of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The on-field officials have take some unbelievable decisions on the field, which has more often than not been crucial in the context of the match. While most of the times these howlers have created headlines, another howler went unnoticed during the clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday (May 8).

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RCB won a dominating win against SRH

During RCB’s innings, batters Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar didn’t change strike at the end of the 11th over and even the umpire failed to notice that. As Patidar took a single off Abhishek Sharma’s bowling in the last ball of the 11th over, he should have faced the first delivery of the 12th. However, it was Faf du Plessis who was on strike.

While this howler didn’t garner limelight straightaway, some Twitter users later pointed out the error and slammed the umpires. It must be noted that RCB won the contest by 67 runs and both Patidar and Du Plessis played crucial knocks.

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While the RCB captain played the anchor’s role and walked back unbeaten on 73, Patidar scored 48 off 38 balls. Besides the duo, Dinesh Karthik scored 30 runs off just eight deliveries as RCB posted 192/3 on a tricky surface at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

During the chase, SRH never really got going and lost wickets at regular intervals. Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga was the wrecker-in-chief for RCB, scalping his maiden five-fer in the IPL. As a result, RCB comfortably recorded a 67-run triumph.

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After winning the game, Faf du Plessis said, “What we are trying to get better at as a team is making sure that one of those top-four creates a bit of a base. We have got some really strong hitters at the back. The games where we didn’t do so well, there was a big cluster of wickets in the powerplay.”

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