Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) stepped out in front of a full Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday to begin the 216-run chase against Delhi Capitals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 contest. While KKR supporters anticipated the run chase, to begin with, a bang, they were taken aback when Rahane survived the opening three deliveries. DC bowler Mustafizur speared in on a length from above the stumps on the opening delivery of the chase. Rahane was a little late in putting down his bat, and the ball bounced off the front pad to the wicketkeeper. The DC players won their appeal, and the judgment was reversed, although there was no bat at all. Rishabh Pant requested that Umpire Madangopal checks for lbw in accordance with protocol, as the impact is well outside the bounds.
Rahane was declared out lbw again on the following delivery, and he requested another review. The KKR opening batter survives once again due to a strong inside edge.
Mustafizur’s third delivery to Rahane was full and well outside off, which the batter goes fishing for. It was only once the remaining three balls were delivered that did audience at home was shown that Rahane had got an edge on the third ball going for the drive away from the body, but nobody appealed.
Eventually, Rahane got caught by Shardul Thakur, who ran all the way back from mid-on towards the ropes, to a Khaleel Ahmed delivery for 8 off 14 balls.