Why Was RCB Pacer Harshal Patel Not Allowed To Complete Last Over vs CSK – Explained

Chennai Super Kings batters made merry against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadiun in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match on Monday. Devon Conway and Shivam Dubey hit fast half-centuries as CSK posted a huge 227-run target for RCB. In the last over of the innings, RCB bowler Harhal Patel came to end the proceedings for his team. However, he could not complete the over and was replaced by Glenn Maxwell, He bowled two beamers to Moeen Ali and was taken away from the attack as per rules.

Devon Conway slammed a blistering 83 off 45 balls while Shivam Dube blazed away to a 27-ball 52 as Chennai Super Kings posted an imposing 226 for six in an IPL match here on Monday.
Opting to bowl, it was a struggle for RCB’s bowling attack as the CSK batters went hammer and tongs from the onset.

CSK started on a bright note thanks to Conway who whipped first Wayne Parnell To the mid wicket boundary in the second over and, three balls later, lifted the South African over the fine leg fence.

Ruturaj Gaikwad struggled as he departed in the third over, finding Parnell in the outfield from a Mohd Siraj delivery.

Conway was unperturbed as he went about his business in style, scooping Vijaykumar Vyshak over the keeper for a four, and a ball later, Ajinkya Rahane (37 off 20) executed a perfect hook shot to send the ball into the stands.

Rahane looked in a mood to prove a point as he clobbered Parnell for two boundaries and a six to pick up 15 runs from the sixth over.

Introduced into the attack in the seventh over, Glen Maxwell was hit out of the park by Conway. The duo looked in ominous form as they gathered a boundary or a six in all most every over of their partnership.

Conway was at his brutal best as he smoked Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva over midwicket for a huge six in the 10th over, before the Lankan spinner broke the dangerous-looking partnership by cleaning up Rahane. Conway brought up his second fifty on the trot with a double in the same over.

The New Zealander then smashed Hasaranga for a boundary as CSK reached 97 for two at the halfway stage. Shivam Dube marked his arrival at the crease with a huge six off Maxwell, while Conway continued his onslaught and smashed rookie Vijaykumar for back-to-back fours.

It turned out to be a nightmare outing for young Vijaykumar as Conway clobbered the bowler over fine-leg boundary for another maximum.

With PTI inputs

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