Delhi Capitals (DC) opener Prithvi Shaw lost his wicket to a needless run out against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their ongoing match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 25, 2021. He had scored a half-century and was looking good for a big one.
Delhi Capitals won the toss and Rishabh Pant chose to bat first given the reputation of the Chennai wickets which get terribly slow in the second innings and it becomes a headache to chase. Teams have even defended 130 odd runs on this pitch, while DC and Sunrisers Hyderabad have seemingly found a cheat code having chased down runs successfully in their last matches.
Prithvi Shaw Gets Run Out Going For A Non-Existent Run
Capitals started off well with openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw going after the SRH bowling which is below par after Bhuvneshwar Kumar was ruled out due to a thigh strain, leaving Rashid Khan and Khaleel Ahmed as the frontline bowlers.
Shaw started off much aggressively, as he slammed the first ball of the match for four and hit two more boundaries in the first over. Dhawan also assaulted from the other end and DC added 81 runs in 10 overs before Dhawan was clean bowled by Rashid Khan, after he had hit 28 runs in 26 balls with 3 fours to his name.
Shaw continued to hit his way out and reached his fifty in just 35 balls with 7 fours and 1 six to his name. Rishabh Pant, the captain promoted himself to the no.3 spot and was getting himself in, when tragedy struck and Shaw committed hara-kiri and lost his wicket.
J Suchith bowled a decent ball to Pant, who missed the ball and keeper Jonny Bairstow missed the stumping as well. However, in this confusion, Prithvi Shaw had come haring down for a run, which wasn’t there as Pant didn’t even know Shaw wanted a single.
Khaleel swooped down on the ball from the short fine leg and flung a throw to Suchith to capitalize on a mix-up. Suchith removed the bails and the third umpire found Shaw short of the crease and his innings ended on 53 in 39 balls, leaving DC 84/2 in 11.3 overs.
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