With the race to the playoffs heating up, no team wants to leave any stone unturned, while the players are coming up with unique ideas and strategies to improve their game. Royal Challengers Bangalore are locking horns with the table-toppers Gujarat Titans in the 43rd match of the IPL 2022. The game began on a very interesting note as the fans witnessed a never-seen-before moment. Gujarat Titans’ pacer Mohammad Shami brought out a measuring tape to mark his bowling run-up.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bat first. However, the Reds didn’t have an ideal start once again as the captain departed for nought in the 2nd over.
Mohammad Shami uses the measuring tape to mark his bowling run-up, leaving the umpires bemused
The game between RCB and Gujarat Titans kickstarted at the correct time as the veteran pacer Mohammad Shami delivered the first ball of the game. However, Shami lost his footing before the 2nd delivery and he called a marker from the dugout with a measuring tape.
The process took a considerable time and the umpires were not amused by the pacer for the same reason. But Mohammad Shami tried to explain the situation to the umpires and marked his run-up before resuming the proceedings.
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Batting first, Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a decent total of 170/6 in 20 overs. The former skipper returned among runs with a fifty, while Rajat Patidar also scored a half-century. Glenn Maxwell provided the finishing impetus to take his side to a fighting total.
Meanwhile, Gujarat Titans began the chase with a solid partnership at the top between Wriddhiman Saha and Shubman Gill. However, they were rocked back by RCB with some quick wickets in the middle.
At the time of writing, the Titans need 23 runs off 13 deliveries with David Miller and Rahul Tewatia present at the crease and six wickets in hand.