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‘Game of inches’: KXIP fall short of last-ball miracle vs KKR

By: Sports activities Desk |

Up to date: October 10, 2020 8:23:07 pm


Glenn Maxwell was on strike for the final ball, with KXIP needing 7 to win vs KKR. (BCCI/IPL)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by two runs — or two centimetres — in Saturday’s IPL match. Glenn Maxwell got here inside tantalising attain of hitting a six off the final ball to take the match to a Tremendous Over, and the gamers waited anxiously after the final ball, until replays zoomed in to indicate that the ball had landed simply inside the boundary.

KXIP had been consigned to their sixth defeat in seven matches on Saturday, as they managed to lose yet one more match from a seemingly comfy scenario.

KXIP wanted 21 off 16 deliveries to win, following a 115-run opening stand between KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Nevertheless, issues modified thereon. Quantity four batsman Simranjeet Singh performed out three dot balls after which took a single off the final ball of the 18th over. KL chopped one on to his stumps within the 19th over, plunging the group into sudden disaster.

With 7 runs to win off the final ball, Maxwell swung over covers as Sunil Narine bowled the 20th. Because the ball landed, there was preliminary confusion. The on-air commentator thought it was a six. Umpire Chris Gaffaney signalled 4. Narine was fast to shake Maxwell’s palms, however the gamers then waited for the replay. Which quickly confirmed that the umpire’s name had been right — by inches.

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