RCB vs DC: Watch: Karn Sharma avoids fatal collision with Mahipal Lomror as he goes blind to dismiss Shai Hope

Karn Sharma

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) star spinner Karn Sharma avoided a fatal collision with Mahipal Lomror as he grabbed a blinder to dismiss Delhi Capitals (DC) batsman Shai Hope in game 62 of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday, May 12.

DC batsman Shai Hope tried to stabilize the innings after the top order collapsed and to some extent succeeded. Hope made sure to spend some time in the middle and play good shots. He hit boundaries from time to time and scored 29 runs off 23 balls, with 4 fours, before being dismissed in the 10th over.

On the third ball of the 10th over, fast pacer Lockie Ferguson bowled a slower full toss to Hope and the batsman tried to hit it for a boundary.

Shai Hope couldn’t make a good connection and the ball went towards the middle of the wicket. The ball looked like it would land in no man’s land, but Karn Sharma ran in to the left of him before making a timely slide to pluck the ball out of nowhere. As he let out a scream, he made sure to avoid a nasty collision with Mahipal Lomror, who had been running for a long time.

Watch: Karn Sharma puts on blinders

Talking about the match, RCB restricted DC to 140 after posting 187/9 on the board to register a 47-run win. This was RCB’s fifth consecutive victory in the current edition of the competition. Also, with the win, RCB kept their hopes of making the playoffs alive. Currently, they are fifth in the Indian Premier League 2024 points table with 12 points from 13 matches. If some results go well, RCB can seal a playoff spot.

RCB star Cameron Green won the Man of the Match award against Delhi Capitals for his impressive all-round performance. The Australian star smashed an unbeaten 34 runs and bagged one wicket in the match.

Most consecutive wins for RCB

7 in 2011 (runner-up)

5 in 2009 (runner-up)

5 in 2016 (runners-up)

5* in 2024

4 in 2010 (playoffs)

4 in 2021 (playoffs)

Speaking after the match, pacer Lockie Ferguson, who dismissed Hope, said they have been working very hard behind the scenes and have enjoyed their game despite not winning many matches. Lockie Ferguson explained:

“We have all worked very hard throughout the tournament. Even when we were losing, everything was very close, we were still enjoying ourselves, we knew things would go well soon. The batsmen did extremely well, it was exciting. “I’m looking forward to having a few days off and then face Chennai. It can be a challenge to bowl here. Griffith (bowling coach) has been fantastic to work with. It makes it easy when we carry land everywhere.”