The terrifically important match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Titans (GT) saw a strange innovation disappointment that left Matthew Wade fuming. The hitter was angry to the point that he discarded his head protector and was seen crushing his bat on the dressing room floor following his frustrating dismissal.
The episode occurred during the 6th over of the GT innings. Glenn Maxwell bowled a length ball calculating towards the stumps. Wade got across and hoped to sweep it fine. The RCB players made a noisy appeal and the on-field umpire parted with it straight.
GT also had a bad start as they lost Shubman Gill in the third over itself owing to a stunning catch by Glenn Maxwell in the second innings. Maxwell was again in the picture for the second wicket as well, as he dismissed Matthew Wade with an LBW decision on his bowling.
The on-field umpire gave Matthew Wade LBW On the second ball of the last over of the powerplay, but he decided to take a review. Maxwell had bowled a length ball, which was angling towards the stumps. Wade went on his knee across to sweep the ball towards fine-leg. There was no bat hitting on ball and the ball-tracker showed it would have gone on to hit the middle and leg.
RCB had kept the run rate in check through Wanindu Hasaranga (4-0-25-1), who also sent back Miller with a sharp return catch. As is the wont, he played a big part in the second half of the innings as Gujarat prepared for a charge. RCB were dealt a big blow at this point when Harshal Patel, their other end overs specialist, split the webbing on his right palm and was unavailable to bowl more than his single over. The last couple of overs yielded 34 with Pandya and Rashid Khan cashed in on some mediocre lengths and found the boundaries.
— Anmol Dixit (@AnmolDi59769126) May 19, 2022
BRING BACK HOTSPOT! This sniko meter is Worst!
Sad for Matthew Wade was absolutely not out.
Now ultraedge also getting fixed😂
— Vinay Kulkarni (@vinayk_415) May 19, 2022
Brief Scores:Gujarat Titans168/5 in 20 overs (Hardik Pandya 62)lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore170/2 in 18.2 overs (Virat Kohli 73, Faf du Plessis 46, Glenn Maxwell 40*) by 8 wickets