Currently, the Rajasthan Royals (RR) are in the search of their second win of the ongoing 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. After winning the toss, the KKR skipper, Dinesh Karthik decided to bowl first citing the windy condition in Jaipur. However, the hosts had a bad start, as they lost their skipper, Ajinkya Rahane in the second over of the game itself.
During the toss, RR skipper revealed that they have made two changes to their squad as Stuart Binny and Varun Aaron made way for Prashant Chopra and Sudhesan Midhun. On the other hand, KKR made just one change as Lockie Ferguson made way for the debutant Harry Gurney.
After the dismissal of Rahane. Steve Smith and Jos Buttler added 72 runs for the second wicket before the latter getting out in the 12 over to Gurney. However, they started very slow as they scored just 28 runs in the powerplay. After his dismissal, Rajasthan succumbed as they only managed to reach the total of 139/3 in their quota of 20 overs, despite the fact thatSmithh scored his first fifty of IPL 2019. Even, Ben Stokes failed he played with a strike rate of 50.
During the chase, the KKR openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine gave them a fiery start as they smashed 36 runs in the first three overs itself. However, on the first two bowls of the 4th over bowled by Dhawan Kulkarni, both the openers got a lifeline each.
On the first ball of the over, Kulkarni bowled a slower on to Narine, who went for an aerial shot towards long-off but ended to smashing it to backward point as the ball went very high. Despite the opportunity, Rahul Tripathi dropped the catch although he came under the ball quite early.
Lynn was on strike the next ball, and this time Kulkarni cramped the batsman by bowling a length ball and the ball took the inside edge on to the stumps, and the lights got lit but the bails don’t dislodge, and to adding insult to the injury, the ball went for a boundary towards the fine leg boundary. The irony was that even Lynn had started walking, but later on, he got to know that he has been saved by his luck.
Here is the video of the incident:
Lynn's been lucky…!!https://t.co/TEu6ktYkyG
— Vidshots (@Vidshots1) April 7, 2019