The Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their fifth win of 15th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) after defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 18 runs.
After winning the toss, KL Rahul asked RCB to bat first and the red-army ended up posting a mammoth total of 181 runs with captain Faf du Plessis scoring 96 off 64 deliveries involving 11 boundaries and 2 maximums. In reply, Lucknow Super Giants managed to score 168 runs with Krunal Pandya being the highest run scorer.
The match did go in favour of Royal Challengers Bangalore but there was one incident from Lucknow camp which caught most eye balls. In the 19th over off the second innings, Faf du Plessis asked Josh Hazelwood to bowl the over. With Marcus Stoinis on strike, bowler tried to keep it away from the right hander and bowled an outside off delivery. Marcus Stoinis thought that it will be called a wide but umpire didn’t give.
Post this, Marcus Stoinis smiled and was ready for the next ball. Josh Hazlewood once again bowled outside off delivery and this time Marcus Stoinis managed to change his stance and come towards the off stump. However, the batsman failed to time the ball and eventually got hit on pad and then it went onto hit the stumps.
Losing his wicket, Marcus Stoinis didn’t hide his emotions and ended up saying ‘F**k you’ to the on-field umpire in anger. The incident was later caught on camera and went viral on internet.
Stoinis almost hit RCB player pic.twitter.com/oFIFFzQF3v
– Big Cric Fan (@cric_big_fan)