Virat Kohli’s led Royal Challengers Bangalore didn’t have the rub of the green on their side for one more time in the ongoing IPL 2019. It was the last over of the first inning which was bowled by Umesh Yadav. It was the fourth ball of the final over when standing umpire Nigel Llong called a no-ball. Umesh Yadav had bowled to Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson.

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However, on the reply, it was palpable that Yadav front foot had landed inside the popping crease. Thus, it led to more frustration of Umesh Yadav and Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli. As soon as the reply was shown on the big screen, Umesh Yadav had a word with the standing umpire.

IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore Face Another No-Ball Controversy

Another umpiring howler.

Consequently, Virat Kohli also showed his disappointment at the decision and had a word with the umpire. However, as per the rules, Nigel Llong could not change his decision. Thus, Sunrisers Hyderabad was offered a free free-hit.

In fact, it was already an expensive over from Umesh Yadav and umpire’s howler of the no-ball added fuel to the fire for the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Umesh Yadav went on to concede 28 runs in his final over as Sunrisers Hyderabad posted a fighting score of 175 runs in their allotted 20 overs.

Virat Kohli
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RCB won by four wickets.

Meanwhile, this was not the first time when RCB was at the receiving end of poor decision making of the umpire. Earlier in the season against MI, Lasith Malinga had bowled a no-ball but the standing umpire had failed to notice. RCB had required six runs off the last ball and had that no-ball been called, it could have been a different story.

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Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore were able to defeat Sunrisers Hyderabad by four wickets. Shimron Hetmyer, Gurkeerat Mann Singh scored respective fifties. They added 144 runs for the fourth wicket.

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