WATCH : RCB dugout surprised by Santner’s moment of brilliance removing settled Faf


Winning the toss and electing to field first backfired for Chennai Super Kings as RCB openers Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli put together a 78-run partnership before Kohli fell in the tenth over.

Subsequently, RCB skipper Faf du Plessis accelerated, racing to a 35-ball 50 by taking on Ravindra Jadeja. Just as the South African seemed poised for a big score, Santner’s acrobatic effort led to Faf’s unfortunate run-out dismissal.

On the last ball of the 13th over, Santner bowled a fuller delivery at the stumps that Rajat Patidar drilled straight back. The Kiwi tried to stop the ball but managed only a faint deflection that sent it towards the stumps.

Faf, at the non-striker’s end, was caught out of his crease and rushed to get back before the ball hit the stumps. The on-field umpires referred the decision to TV umpire Michael Gough, who confirmed that Faf was marginally short of the crease with his bat in the air, as UltraEdge showed a spike from the ball grazing Santner’s finger.

Despite reviewing various angles and zoomed-in replays, the out decision stood, causing discontent in the RCB camp and igniting a frenzy on Twitter.


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