The ongoing season of the IPL has already been witness to a number of weird dismissals with batsman finding all possible ways to get themselves out, starting from Jos Buttler’s Mankading dismissal against Kings XI Punjab to Riyan Parag hitting his own wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders on Thursday. Manish Pandey became the latest to add his name to the list of the funniest dismissals by batsmen in IPL 2019 after he was dismissed both caught behind and stumped on the same delivery in the ongoing match against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.
It all happened on the final ball of the 15th over of the Sunrisers innings bowled by Shreyas Gopal. It was the wrong one from Gopal and Pandey was cramped for room as he looked to guide the ball towards the third man region and fell slightly off balance in the process. The ball went through to Sanju Samson, who had his right leg outstretched anticipating the late cut from Pandey but managed to grasp the ball comfortably. Pandey however lost his balance in the process of attempting the shot and lost his footing ever so slightly and it was all Samson needed to complete the stumping.
Samson waited perfectly for the foot to be raised before dislodging the bails within the blink of an eye. The decision was referred to the third umpire but the big surprise came when the replays were being shown on the giant screen. The ball had kissed the bat on the way on its way through to the wicketkeeper’s gloves and there was a big spike on ultraedge to confirm the edge. Interesting as it was, the wicketkeeper Sanju Samson did not appeal for the caught behind but decided to stump him out in the most incredible fashion when Pandey’s back leg was still in the air.
It could have been yet another umpiring blunder which was saved by the decision being referred to the TV umpire for a completely different reason altogether. Either way or the other, Manish Pandey still had to make the long way back to the pavilion after a brilliant 61 run knock off just 36 balls with the scoreboard reading 121/3 at the 15th over mark. The wicket of Pandey triggered a collapse as the Sunrisers Hyderabad soon found themselves reeling at 137/7 before Rashid Khan’s cameo of 17 runs off 8 balls saw the Sunrisers Hyderabad post 160/8 in their 20 overs.
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