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Twitter reacts to de Kock ‘saving’ Mayank Agarwal after batsman smashes leather off Boult

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Loud appeal from from Trent Boult


Twitter reacts to de Kock ‘saving’ Mayank Agarwal after batsman smashes leather off Boult

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Mumbai Indians, miraculously recovered from 122 to score 176 with the bat and with the ball, they nearly got off the best start possible, nearly! After Mayank Agarwal edged one to the keeper, Boult started on his celebratory run before de Kock and the umpire refused to give it out.

At 122/6 in 17 overs, Mumbai Indians were in deep waters, in desperate need of some miraculous batting from the duo of Kieron Pollard and Nathan Coulter-Nile. From the very next over, the side teed off, with Pollard and Coulter-Nile scoring 54 runs off the last three taking them to an above-par score of 176. But that was just half-job done for them, as they needed to dismiss the in-form KXIP openers to make any sort of in-roads in the game.

Trent Boult as usual, sprinted and bowled that line outside the off-stump, a Test-match line which forced the Karnataka opener, Mayank Agarwal, to smash the leather of the ball. In a customary fashion, the left-arm seamer took off celebrating before putting out a long-long - and by that, I mean a really long - appeal alongside the other Mumbai stars before being denied by the umpire.

Shocked by the decision, the pacer stared directly into the keeper Quinton de Kock’s eyes, to seemingly get some support from him. However, as it turned out, the wicket-keeper refused to budge in and sent the bowler disappointed back to his run-up. If you think that was it all, the ball was replayed on the big screen, where to de Kock’s disappointment, the right-handed opener had got a huge knick. Big relief for KXIP and a huge worry for Mumbai, as they let go of the opening partnership.

How is that even possible??

A small nod from QDK would have forced  the 3rd umpire's hand

Clear nick and louad appeal from BOULT but Quinny didn't agree!!


Happens sometimes!

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