Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals were up against each other in the 54th match of the Indian Premier League 2021 in Sharjah. KKR are looking to seal the final berth for the playoffs of the IPL 2021 while RR are almost eliminated for this season.
Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to field first. He named four changes in the playing XI and brought Liam Livingstone, Anuj Rawat, Jaydev Unadkat and Chris Morris in. KKR, on the other hand, replaced Tim Southee with Lockie Ferguson.
Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave Kolkata Knight Riders a solid start and scored 34 runs inside the powerplay. Both batsmen were scoring occasional boundaries and kept a good run rate. Both batsmen were going well and scored 79 runs for the opening wicket. Gill scored a fifty and helped KKR to 171/4 in 20 overs.
In response, Rajasthan Royals got off to a shaky start and lost Yashasvi Jaiswal for a duck in the first over. Sanju Samson, then, got out for 1 on the first ball of the second over.
Then a weird incident took place which left everyone scratching their heads. Shivam Dube walked out to bat but as soon as he crossed the boundary, the team management asked him back and sent Anuj Rawat in. However, the umpires had already noticed Dube walking out and asked him to return to the field and bat.
Watch the video here;
Total confusion: Dube walks in, walks out and finally bats https://t.co/9jTDQJUnrx
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According to the laws, if a batsman has entered the playing area, he can’t return and another player is sent in to play ahead of him.
KKR Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy.
RR Playing XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Anuj Rawat, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Chetan Sakariya, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman.