The special kind of dismissal ‘mankad’ is back in the limelight in IPL 2021, since footage emerged of Dwayne Bravo backing up too far in CSK’s match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday in Mumbai.
However, on Tuesday it was once again in the highlights after Mumbai Indians all-rounder Kieron Pollard gave Delhi Capitals opener Shikhar Dhawan a warning for for backing up early before releasing the ball.
It happened in the 10th over of Delhi Capitals innings as Pollard ran in to bowl the 2nd ball when he stopped in his run-up without releasing the ball and pointed to Dhawan to stay in the crease. Prior to that, Krunal Pandya too had stopped twice in his run-up with Dhawan at the nonstriker’s end.
Watch Video: Kieron Pollard Gives Mankad Warning To Shikhar Dhawan
As per the playing conditions of the IPL and the laws of cricket, there is no need to warn the batsman for this type of dismissal.
Here’s what the relevant law and playing condition say:
“41.16 Non-striker leaving his ground early – If the non-striker is out of his ground at any time from the moment the ball comes into play until the instant when the bowler would normally have been expected to release the ball, the non-striker is liable to be Run out. In these circumstances, the non-striker will be out Run out if he is out of his ground when his wicket is put down by the bowler throwing the ball at the stumps or by the bowler’s hand holding the ball, whether or not the ball is subsequently delivered.”
As long as the match is concerned, Delhi Capitals clinched a tight win against Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians in Chennai as they chased down a stiff 137 with six wickets to spare. Delhi Capitals’ spinners spun a web around Mumbai Indians’ batsmen which saw them crumbling in the middle-overs and scraped through to 137.
Mumbai Indians got off to a good start thanks to the 58-run partnership between Rohit (44) and Suryakumar Yadav (24) but they collapsed from 67 for 1 to 84 for 6 and eventually ended up with a below-par 137 for 9 on a sluggish pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Amit Mishra proved to be their nemesis as he grabbed 4 wickets for 24 runs to register the best bowling figures by a DC bowler against MI in the IPL.
Delhi Capitals third win this season helped them move up to second position on the IPL 2021 points table. This was also Delhi’s first win over Mumbai since March, 2019, as they had lost all 4 games against the defending champions in IPL 2020, including the final in Dubai.