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Lost at Feroz Shah Kotla: Shane Watson hits a six and bye bye ball

Delhi Capitals (DC) faced Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on Tuesday. The Delhi franchise, playing their first home of the season, have new owners, new name, new logo and a new jersey.

But in the seventh over of the CSK innings, Shane Watson hit a massive six of Amit Mishra so much so the ball got lost in the crowd at the Kotla. As the players and umpires waited patiently for the ball to be returned, the fans in the stadium could not not find it themselves.

Even when a policeman’s intervention could not help retrieve the ball, the umpires had no other option but call for a new ball.

IPL 2019: DC vs CSK

The incident happened on the fourth ball of the over, as Watson launched the ball into orbit once again for the second six of the over.

6.5 Overs, A. Mishra to S. Watson –

  • OUT! Mishra had the last laugh as Watson tried to chase the tossed up leg break well outside off. Watson looked to go big downtown but the ball spun away and went across the line. Watson’s back leg was dragged out as Pant whipped the bails off.

The change of ball did not help Watson in the end as the he was dismissed on the very next ball. He was stumped by Rishabh Pant

6.5 Overs, A. Mishra to S. Watson –

  • OUT! Mishra had the last laugh as Watson tried to chase the tossed up leg break well outside off. Watson looked to go big downtown but the ball spun away and went across the line. Watson’s back leg was dragged out as Pant whipped the bails off.

The dismissal help Delhi get a foot in as CSK were looking comfotable of their chase of 148. Ealier, the Capitals were restricted for a sub-par 147/6 as Dwayne Bravo picked up 3 wickets for 33 from his 4 overs. With the ball stopping and coming, Capitals batsmen found Bravo’s variations difficult to handle. Ravindra Jadeja (1/23 in 4 overs) also made life difficult for the Capitals in the middle overs and Harbhajan Singh (0/30 in 4 overs) also bowled as many as 10 dot balls.

Dhawan, however, continued to hold one end up and hit the occasional boundary in between, even as stroke making became increasingly difficult.

Pant (25 off 12 balls), during his 41-run stand with Dhawan, tried to negate the pitch factor but did not last till the death overs.

He did reach out to a short ball from Harbhajan, dispatching it over long off for a six. In the next over, his short arm pull off Dwayne Bravo was taken by Shardul Thakur at deep square leg boundary.

With Colin Ingram (2) and Keemo Paul (0) also being dismissed cheaply, followed by Dhawan, the expectations of a 175-plus total withered away.

Source: indiatoday.in

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