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IPL 2017: KXIP vs RCB - Turning Point - Kedar Gets a Howler

Cricketnext Staff |April 11, 2017, 12:17 AM IST
IPL 2017: KXIP vs RCB - Turning Point - Kedar Gets a Howler

It was a match completely dominated by the Kings XI Punjab players at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, but one moment that went a long way in deciding Royal Challengers Bangalore’s fate in the match was Kedar Jadhav’s contentious dismissal.

Walking into bat with the score reading 18/2, the onus was on last match’s Man of the Match to once again bail RCB out of trouble. But it wasn’t to be on Monday as umpire C Shamshuddin decided to cut short Kedar stay at the crease.

Varun Aaron, playing his first match of the season against his old franchise, hit Kedar on his pads and immediately turned towards the umpire. And even before Aaron could settle down in his appeal, Shamshuddin raised the finger. It was the 5th over of the innings and with three batsmen dismissed, the shoulders had already drooped in the RCB dug-out.

Sadly, it was the second bad decision in two days after CK Nandan gave MI skipper Rohit Sharma out on Sunday at the Wankhede Stadium even though there was a clean inside edge. Rohit was also reprimanded by match referee Sunil Chaturvedi for showing excessive, obvious disappointment with the umpire’s decision.

In Kedar’s case, he was struck pretty high on the pad and was jumping up as well. Replays showed that the ball was clearly missing the stumps, but Kedar (1) had to walk back. The scorecard read a dismal 22/3 after five overs.

Even though AB de Villiers did try to up the ante and hit an unbeaten 89 off just 46 balls, he didn’t find support from the other end as the KXIP bowlers did an excellent job.

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3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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4 Australia 5543 111
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