Ravichandran Ashwin and Mustafizur Rahman were involved in a funny incident during the ongoing match between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The match is currently being played in Abu Dhabi where the DC side holds all the aces against their opponents.
During the first innings, Ashwin was facing the Bangladeshi bowler, Mustafizur. He had walked in after the DC side had lost their way during the death norms, a situation that has become the norm in the second leg of IPL 2021.
The wily Mustafizur bowled a slower delivery wide outside off stump. Ashwin tried to attempt a cheeky reverse scoop but failed to get anywhere close to the ball. The non-striker, Lalit Yadav, had already set off for a bye to get back on strike.
Ashwin was unaware and the ‘keeper Sanju Samson fired in a throw to the bowler at the non-striker’s end. Mustafizur collected the ball and chucked it at the stumps only to miss by a mile. Ashwin was well outside the crease and would have been declared out.
The resulting throw from ‘The Fizz’ resulted in an overthrow and the batsmen raced through for an extra run. Out of nothing, two runs were sneaked in and in a game of small margins, this could prove to be quite important for the DC side.
Earlier, DC had gotten off to a poor start after both the openers fell early. A partnership ensued between Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer which rebuilt the innings. They both fell in back-to-back overs which put the pressure back on DC.
There was a late surge from the middle and lower-order batsmen which ensured that DC gets past the 150-run mark. They eventually ended up on 154/6 in their 20 overs and against a flustered RR batting line-up, could well turn out to be a match-winning total.