Watch: Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer in disagreement over running between the wickets
Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders were involved in a high-scoring thriller at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Monday (April 18). While the Royals posted a mammoth total of 217 runs courtesy of a stunning century from Jos Buttler, KKR also gave them a run for their money almost chasing down the target.
They experienced a sensational collapse to lose their last six wickets for just 32 runs and get bundled out for 210 runs in the final over to fall seven runs short. However, things were going smoothly until the 16th over of the innings thanks to their skipper Shreyas Iyer who was batting beautifully and into the 80s.
But the KKR captain lost his cool on his partner Venkatesh Iyer off the final ball of the 16th over of the innings. The latter slashed a delivery to deep cover where Shimron Hetmyer was fielding who collected the ball and fired in a throw.
Shreyas Iyer wanted a couple of runs off this delivery and felt the run was on. However, Venkatesh denied it with Hetmyer doing well to get rid of the ball quickly. The KKR skipper was halfway down the pitch for the second run and had to go back soon to his crease to avoid a run-out.
This is when he lost his cool at his partner Venkatesh for not running swiftly for the second run. The latter hadn’t run the first run quickly and hence, couldn’t make it for the second. It was a good and timely call from him in the end as it didn’t end up in a run out.
Here’s the video:
Meanwhile, not many knew what was in store in the next over for KKR. Yuzvendra Chahal ran through their line-up to pick up four wickets including a hattrick to turn the game on its head. KKR were suddenly eight down in the chase. There was yet another twist left in the game with Umesh Yadav smashing a couple out of the ground.
However, a little too much was left for the tail-enders to do as KKR could only reach 210 runs before getting bowled out in the last over.