IPL 2020

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IPL 2020

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Sunil Gavaskar slammed the umpires for failing to call a no-ball in the final over of Chennai Super Kings' match versus Delhi Capitals at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Monday, October 4. Dwayne Bravo failed to execute a slower delivery on the second ball of the over, and the ball landed well outside the pitch.

According to Law 61, if the ball pitches totally or partially off the pitch before reaching the line of the striker's wicket, the umpire must call a no-ball. To Gavaskar's surprise, the on-field umpire gave it a wide instead of ruling a no-ball. The Capitals did not get a free hit in the next at-bat, despite scoring two runs.

Gavaskar was emphatic in his assessment that the judgment may have significantly impacted the match's outcome.

Ricky Ponting, the head coach of the Washington Capitals, was equally dissatisfied with the umpire's decision. Bravo's delivery should have been deemed a no-ball, the former Australian skipper said from the dugout.

As CSK clung to their chances of winning the game, Axar Patel was out on the very next ball. Shimron Hetmyer, on the other hand, flicked the fourth ball of the over to fine leg for a four to secure the game's outcome. The Capitals, headed by Rishabh Pant, won the match by three wickets with two balls remaining.

With the win, DC has officially secured a spot in Qualifier 1 on Sunday, October 10. Conversely, CSK has yet to secure their place in the top two, as they might still finish third mathematically. The Punjab Kings are their last league opponent.

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