Updated May 3rd, 2024 at 12:46 IST

SRH vs RR: SHOCKING decision on Travis Head leaves Sangakkara furious; 'Karma' happens on next ball

Sanju Samson's brilliance behind the stumps was on display but Travis Head survived a run-out scare, and the dismissal erupted a controversy.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
Kumar Sangakkara livid with umpire after Travis Head's decision | Image:BCCI/Jio
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The Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a lot of success this year after their clinical approach to attack like an abomination often comes under the radar. The Pat Cummins-led side was in a slump lately as their strategy was not working like it used to. But Hyderabad pulled off a solid comeback in the IPL 2024 season after they powered through against the Rajasthan Royals. But a match without controversy feels empty, as SRH's Travis Head was involved in a controversial run-out drama, in which he made a narrow save.

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Sanju Samson's presence of mind was on display, but Travis Head survives a narrow scare during SRH vs RR clash

When the Sunrisers Hyderabad took on the Rajasthan Royals, they were absolute dynamites. With more than 250 targets fulfilled in this year's IPL, the Royals were assigned a target which appeared flexible after the host team scored 201. The visiting Rajasthan team made a strong effort against the hosts; thanks to their consistent play this season, they have been almost unbeatable. Hyderabad, however, had other ideas as they staged a stunning comeback and stole the victory from the visiting team. However, throughout the game, Travis Head, the opener, narrowly avoided a scare when Sanju Samson's mentality created a contentious situation that resulted in the Australian batter being cleanly taken out.

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The incident took place during SRH's innings in the 15th over when Travis Head was on strike. He went across the crease to hit a full delivery from Avesh Khan but missed out. Samson had a presence of mind and hit the stumps, while Head appeared confused. His bat was in the air when the bails were struck. While it looked like he had lost his wicket, the third umpire deemed it as a not-out, which left the RR team and head coach Kumar Sangakkara frustrated as he consulted it with the fourth umpire. 

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The third umpire remarked that the bat was grounded and gave it not out. Commentators Michael Clarke and Sunil Gavaskar were not happy with the decision as Clarke said “Surely the bat was in the air”. However, Head missed his chance to seize it when Avesh Khan dismissed him on the very next ball. Gavaskar did not forget to take a dig as he said “Karma strikes” on commentary.

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At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royals put on a great show, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar of SRH was the match's standout player after his incredible death-over spell helped the Sunrisers to pull off a heist and steal the victory from Rajasthan. They shocked the Royals by only one run and kept their hopes of making the IPL playoffs alive by surviving a fierce last-ball encounter. Following the win, RR kept their two-game losing streak alive with 16 points, while SRH levelled with the Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants in fourth place with 12 points.

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Published May 3rd, 2024 at 08:44 IST