WATCH : Pant’s freakish stumping leaves impact player without any potential impact


The home team faced a rocky start after losing the toss, with Shubman Gill departing in just the second over. Their troubles persisted as key players B Sai Sudharsan and David Miller fell during the powerplay, leaving the scoreboard at a dismal 30/4.

Abhinav Manohar couldn’t reverse the trend either, falling victim to Tristan Stubbs’ impressive bowling in the ninth over. To compound their woes, the Proteas managed to dismiss Gujarat’s impact substitute Shahrukh Khan in an unusual run-out orchestrated by Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant.

On the fifth delivery of the ninth over, Stubbs delivered a down-the-leg stump line good-length delivery that drifted slightly away from Shahrukh Khan, who appeared to advance down the ground for a powerful shot.

However, the impact sub missed connection, getting beaten on the inside edge, and Rishabh Pant attempted to stump him behind the stumps. While Pant’s attempt was successful, it was peculiar to witness the ball deflecting off his gloves onto the stumps with the batter already out of the crease.

The on-field umpire referred it to the TV umpire Jayaraman Madanagopal, who confirmed that the ball had successfully broken the wickets before the gloves made contact. The Twitterverse erupted at the sight of this unusual stumping from Pant yielding positive results for the visitors.


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