Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab skipper, ‘mankaded’ Jos Buttler, inflicting a massive blow on Rajasthan Royals in their chase of 185 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, on Monday night.
Jos Buttler had given Rajasthan Royals a flying start in their run-chase and looked unstoppable after scoring his seventh half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, spinner Ravinchandran Ashwin put an end to Buttler’s stay at the crease with one of the most controversial dismissals ever seen in the history of the IPL. After Ravichandran Ashwin dismantled the bails, Punjab made an appeal for ‘mankading’.
The Punjab captain exchanged a few words with Buttler, who was clearly out of the crease. The spinner paused before delivering the ball and took the bails off. The third umpire gave the England batsman out.
Kings XI Punjab went on to register a 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals, who were restricted to 170 for nine in the chase.
Earlier, Chris Gayle scored a half-century to guide Kings XI Punjab to a challenging 184 for four in their allotted 20 overs. He scored 79 off 47 balls and hit eight boundaries and four sixes in the process.