Last-ball howler by umpires hands Mumbai six-run victory

Source: PTI | Published on 29th March 2019, 7:39 PM | Sports News | Don't Miss |

Bengaluru: An umpiring howler on the last delivery cost Royal Challengers Bangalore dearly as Mumbai Indians pipped the hosts by six runs largely due to Jasprit Bumrah's brilliant spell at the death in an IPL encounter.

Needing six to take the game to the Super Over, Lasith Malinga's final delivery to Shivam Dube was a no-ball that was missed by the umpires as RCB managed 181/5 in reply to 187/8 by Mumbai.

Had the no-ball been given, AB de Villiers, who nearly took his team to victory with an unbeaten 70 off 41 balls, would have gotten a free-hit. The umpiring mistake left RCB captain Virat Kohli seething in anger. “We are playing at IPL level, not club cricket,” Kohli said. “That's just a ridiculous call on the last ball. The umpires should have their eyes open; it was a no-ball by an inch," he added.

But nothing can be taken away from Bumrah's mastery as he won it for MI with superb 17th (one run and a wicket) and 19th (five runs and a wicket) overs.

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