Ajinkya Rahane’s Recalled Dismissal: Controversy Over Obstructing The Field
By CricShots - Feb 16, 2024 6:38 pm
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In a dramatic turn of events during the Mumbai vs. Assam clash in the ongoing Ranji Trophy, Ajinkya Rahane faced an unusual dismissal in the first innings. On the last delivery before tea, Rahane, attempting a single, was sent back by Shivam Dube. While returning to the striker’s end, Rahane inadvertently obstructed the field by getting in the way of a throw from midfielder Denish Das, resulting in his dismissal.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane was out obstructing the field

On the brink of tea, Ajinkya Rahane, in an attempt to steal a single, collided with a throw from Assam’s fielder Denish Das, resulting in an obstructing the field dismissal. Initially given out, Assam later withdrew their appeal, displaying remarkable sportsmanship. Rahane was reinstated at the crease with 18 runs off 52 balls.

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Despite the second chance, he managed to add only four more runs to his tally before being dismissed for 22 off 69 deliveries. While Rahane’s dismissal stirred debate, Mumbai continued to dominate the Ranji Trophy encounter against Assam. With Assam batting first, Mumbai’s bowlers delivered a stellar performance, restricting their opponents to a meagre total.


Assam’s top order crumbled under Mumbai’s relentless bowling attack, with openers Parvej Musaraf and Rahul Hazarika departing for just two and three runs, respectively. S C Ghadigaonkar managed only four runs, while skipper Denish Das fell for a mere five runs. Abhishek Thakuri emerged as the top scorer for Assam, contributing 31 runs to the team’s total. However, Assam’s innings folded swiftly as they were bundled out for 84 runs.

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Mumbai’s bowling duo of Shams Mulani and Mohit Avasthi shone, claiming two wickets each, while Tanush Kotian added one to the tally. In reply, Mumbai’s batting display was exemplary, with Prithvi Shaw providing a solid start with 30 runs. Shivam Dube’s brilliant century further bolstered Mumbai’s commanding position in the match, as they aimed to extend their lead.