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Missed Call! PBKS opt against taking DRS, replay shows Travis Head was out

Missed Call! PBKS opt against taking DRS, replay shows Travis Head was out

Punjab Kings hosts Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 23 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium, Mullanpur, Chandigarh.

The 23rd IPL match between Punjab Kings (PBKS) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started off in a dramatic manner, involving premier PBKS bowler Kagiso Rabada and dangerous SRH opener Travis Head.

After opting to bowl first, Rabada produced a superb length delivery that got the outside edge of Travis Head’s willow. The bowler along with his teammates erupted in a loud appeal, convinced they had their man. However, umpire Navdeep Singh remained unimpressed.

Interestingly, despite the on-field appeals, Shikhar Dhawan, PBKS skipper, opted not to challenge the umpire’s decision. This decision seemed even more baffling when the replays on the big screen, a few balls later, confirmed a clear edge off Head’s bat. When the ball past the Australian’s willow, the ‘Snickometer’ showed vibrations.

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Punjab Kings gained an early upper hand in their fixture against SRH. They inflicted three major blows in the form of Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, and Aiden Markram. Arshdeep Singh, in particular, wreaked havoc as he claimed two wickets while giving away just eight runs in his two overs. SRH’s score after the powerplay read 40/3.

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