It was just no more than a matter of 2 runs; the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match between Hyderabad and Karnataka at the ACA-VDCA stadium witnessed bizarre throwing of tempers among participating cricketers, match officials, ultimately resulting in a protest lodged by Hyderabad in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The innings total of 203 runs by Karnataka was revised and settled at 205 runs; Hyderabad, afterwards, ended scoring exact 203 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their stipulated 20 overs, they expected and demanded a super over but much to their surprised, Karnataka was adjudged as the winners.
The drama began when Karnataka, after their innings was over, found out through the television replay that Hyderabad fielder Mehedi Hasan fielded a shot of from Karun Nair, in which 2 runs were given, on the fence in the mid-wicket region.
Karnataka captain Vinay Kumar approached to the umpires and settled for two more runs to be added in the team total in that particular ball.
The heated argument between two teams made team Hyderabad to stay in the pitch for about an hour and constantly demanding a change in the decision.
After they left the field, Hyderabad team coach Arun Kumar told that they would submit the complaint to BCCI.
Brief scores: Karnataka 179 for 9 in 20 overs (Karun Nair 111, Athisayaraj 5 for 30). Tamil Nadu 101 all out in 16.3 overs (Washington Sundar 34; Pravin 4-15). Karnataka won by 78 runs