Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost their captain Kane Williamson to a controversial run-out decision on the first ball of their chase of the 193-run target set by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 54th match of the IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and chose to bat first. RCB went in unchanged with their playing XI, while SRH gave a debut to Afghanistani left-arm fast bowler Fazalhaq Farooqui.
SRH got a dream start when Virat Kohli was dismissed by J Suchith on the very first ball of the match. But then captain Faf du Plessis (73* with 8 fours and 2 sixes) and Rajat Patidar (48 with 4 fours and 2 sixes) got RCB to a very good position.
Glenn Maxwell made 33 with 3 fours and 2 sixes and then Dinesh Karthik gave the final flourish with 30* in 8 balls with 4 sixes and one four as RCB posted a competitive 192/3 in 20 overs. Suchith picked 2/30 for SRH, while debutant Fazalhaq Farooqui went for 47 runs in his 4 overs.
RCB Get Off To A Brilliant Start As Shahbaz Ahmed Runs Out Kane Williamson First Ball
Abhishek Sharma and SRH captain Kane Williamson opened the innings and Faf du Plessis employed Glenn Maxwell for the first over. Maxwell bowled a length ball on the offside and Abhishek punched it towards covers and went for a quick single.
Williamson responded, but Shahbaz Ahmed picked the ball and threw down the stumps at the batting end, with replays showing Williamson barely reaching the crease in time. Multiple replays for the third umpire showed that the SRH captain’s bat had not crossed the crease into safety and was on the white line hence he was given out for a diamond duck.
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