IPL 2023
Manish Pandey Runs Out Mitchell Marsh With His Indecisiveness
By CricShots - May 10, 2023 11:12 pm
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Run-outs are unarguably the most infuriating form of dismissal for batters, more so when they occur due to the nonsensical antics of their batting partner. The Delhi Capitals (DC) all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh was left with nothing to do halfway down the track by Manish Pandey after a mix-up cost the former his wicket.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh lost his wicket after a mix-up with Manish Pandey

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) managed to make a strong comeback to reach a score of 167/8 on the board before some clinical new-ball bowling helped get rid of both DC openers by the third over itself. The hosts were, however, handed an unexpected bonus shortly after to place them in the driver’s seat early in the second innings, courtesy of some hilarious running between the wickets by Manish Pandey and Mitchell Marsh.

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Tushar Deshpande was bowling the fourth over and delivered a shortish delivery angling into Pandey, who cautiously defended on the back foot with soft hands, in hopes of sneaking a quick single. Pandey took a few steps after defending the ball, only to realize Ajinkya Rahane was steaming towards it from short cover.

The 33-year-old hesitated, his eyes fixed on the ball, even as Mitchell Marsh ran down the track to complete the run, in time. However, the Australian was encouraged to keep on going as Pandey was a couple of strides forward to indicate the run was on but once Rahane had the ball in hand, Manish Pandey sold his teammate down the river by taking a sharp U-turn and hurrying back to his crease.

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Mitchell Marsh, who was already alongside Pandey by the time, had nowhere to go once his partner had turned his back on him. Realizing his fate, he did not even make an attempt to save his wicket given he saw an ecstatic Rahane taking off towards the bowler’s end in full flight before enthusiastically clipping the ball in his hand.

Here is the video of the dismissal of Mitchell Marsh:


The Twitterati was quick to throw harsh criticism Pandey’s way, considering the precarious situation the wicket left DC in, and flooded social media with reactions to the incident.