Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain KL Rahul and all-rounder Krunal Pandya on Wednesday were involved in an argument with on-field umpires over a no-ball decision in the Eliminator game against RCB.
The incident happened when pace bowler Dushmantha Chameera bowled the first ball of the 12th over for a waist height full toss to Rajat Patidar. Michael Gough, the square-leg umpire, signalled no-ball and the same was followed by the main umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal.
Watch – KL Rahul and Krunal Pandya argue with the umpire over a no-ball call
Both Rahul and Krunal immediately rushed to Madanagopal to challenge the decision and later Gough gestured that it was his call and they should talk to him. Rahul signalled Gough to check the no-ball via the third umpire but the LSG skipper’s request was denied.
However, Chameera didn’t allow Mahipal Lomror to take the complete advantage of the free-hit as he nailed a yorker delivery, which beat the southpaw.
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RCB beat LSG by 14 runs in the Eliminator
Patidar scored a scintillating unbeaten 112 to power RCB to a mammoth 207 in the first innings. Patidar forged an unseparated 92-run stand with wicketkeeper-batter Dinesh Karthik as RCB scored 84 runs in the last five overs.
LSG skipper KL Rahul scored a sloppy 58-ball 79 as the run rate pressure mounted toward the end of the game. Rahul was involved in a 96-run stand with Deepak Hooda, who made 45 in 26 balls.
As the duo made a case of coming back in the game with the big shot in the slog overs, RCB leg-spinner Wanindu Hasranga broke the partnership.
Hooda clobbered Hasaranga for a couple of sixes but the Sri Lankan bowler had the last laugh. Hasaranga bowled a googly to clean up Hooda and get RCB back into the game.
Pace bowler Josh Hazlewood picked successive wickets of Rahul and Krunal to seal the game for RCB in the penultimate over itself.
Harshal Patel did his daily business of blocking runs and nothing was strange in the Eliminator game as he finished 1/25 from four overs.