Shubman Gill’s painstaking knock of a 19-ball 11 finally came to an end with an unfortunate run-out in the ongoing encounter against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai.
It all happened during the fourth ball of the sixth over when Shubman Gill jammed out a Mustafizur Rahman towards cover and set off for a non-existent run.
The problem was that Jos Buttler moved quickly to his right, picked up the ball, and under-armed it straight onto the stumps.
Shubman Gill, who had earlier got a reprieve when Yashasvi Jaiswal dropped him at sweeper-cover, made the desperate dive and was still ended up being a yard short of the crease.
The run-out of Shubman Gill was a long time in the making as the young right-hander endured a troubled stay at the crease as he struggled for his timing against the Royals’ bowlers, who frequently took the pace off the ball.
The Royals bowled brilliantly in the powerplay as they did not allow the KKR openers- Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana- to make the most of the fielding restrictions.
Rahul Tripathi has given some impetus to the innings but KKR will hope that Nitish Rana, who is currently batting on a 23-ball 21, shifts gears after the Time Out.