IPL 2023: Why was Harshal’s run-out appeal denied at non-striker’s end?

Harshal Patel

The M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru witnessed a nail-biting encounter between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Lucknow Super Giants, with the latter clinching a final-ball victory in the 15th game of the IPL 2023 season. In a bid to prevent Lucknow from scoring the final run off the last delivery, Harshal Patel attempted to run-out Ravi Bishnoi at the non-striker’s end. However, he failed to dislodge the bails as he had already completed his bowling action.

As per the rules, a bowler cannot run-out the non-striker if he has completed his bowling action. To do so, the bowler must be inside the crease or not have completed the bowling action. But in this case, Harshal threw the ball onto the stumps from outside the crease after finishing his bowling action, leading to the run-out appeal being denied.

Therefore, Lucknow managed to score the final run and secure a thrilling victory. While Harshal’s run-out appeal at the non-striker’s end was turned down due to a technicality in the rules.

Stoinis, Pooran help LSG beat RCB by one wicket

RCB set a target of 213 runs in their IPL 2023 match against LSG after Kohli, Du Plessis, and Maxwell scored half-centuries, hitting 12 fours and 15 sixes.

LSG started their chase poorly, losing three wickets in the powerplay, thanks to Parnell and Siraj. Their bowlers kept picking up wickets regularly, and LSG were struggling at 105/5 when captain Rahul departed.

But then Pooran hit the joint second-fastest half-century in IPL history and the fastest of IPL 2023 in just 15 deliveries, making the chase look easy. Pooran’s dismissal in the 17th over put LSG in trouble, but the lower-order batters managed to hold the game tight.

The match came down to the final delivery of the last over, with LSG needing only one run to win. RCB keeper Dinesh Karthik’s fumble allowed Avesh Khan to complete the final run, leading LSG to an incredible victory.

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