VIDEO: Poor umpiring calls helps Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab

It was a nail-biting match in the Indian Premier League as Delhi Capitals beat Kings XI Punjab in a thriller. The Punjab skipper, KL Rahul who won the toss, decided to field first.

Delhi Capitals’ top-order did not have an answer for Punjab’s pacers as Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw and Shimron Hetmyer lost their wickets cheaply. The skipper, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant joined hands to stitch the partnership.

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When this duo was about to take the game away from Punjab, the leggie Ravi Bishnoi gave a much-needed breakthrough by dismissing the wicket-keeper batsman. Iyer could not control his calm and thrown his wicket against Shami.

When everything was in favour of Punjab, it was Marcus Stoinis who turned the match to his franchise. He struck Chris Jordan for a whopping 30-run in the 20 over. Stoinis who completed his fifty, helped his team to put a fighting score of 157 on their board.

While chasing the target of 158, Rahul and Mayank did not lose their wickets in the first four overs. On the fifth over, soon Mohit dismissed KL Rahul, all the pressure were built on Punjab.

The key players like Karun Nair, Nicholas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell could not face Delhi bowlers as Pooran and Maxwell went pavilion for a duck. But, Gowtham put a decent partnership with Agarwal.

While wickets were falling at one end, Mayank kept their scoreboard ticking by hitting boundaries at the other end. He almost finished the game for his franchise before finding a fielder at the deep. When 1 needed off the last ball, Jordan threw his wicket against Stoinis forcing a super over.

Kagiso Rabada, who was bowling for Delhi Capitals, thrashed Punjab’s batting lineup as he dismissed Rahul and Pooran on consecutive deliveries. Iyer and Pant, who came out for chasing 2 runs, done it comfortably.

The highlight was the controversial umpiring call:

The poor call from the umpires cost the victory for Kings XI Punjab. On the last ball of the 19th over, Jordan touched the ground behind the crease comfortable to complete their second run.

But, the umpires cancelled one run as they thought that the batsman did not touch the ground behind the crease. If they did not make a mistake, Kings XI Punjab would have won the match comfortably.

Watch the video here:

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