Watch: Third-time unlucky Amit Mishra survived a couple of attempts at the stumps, before being run off the third attempt in a bizarre dismissal from IPL 2014.
In a game from the seventh edition of the T20 league, featuring Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad, Mishra found himself at the centre of a comical dismissal. Mishra came out at No.10 for SRH at the fall of Dale Steyn’s wicket in the final over, and played out a dot ball before being run out in a rather bizarre manner.
Facing the third delivery of the 20th over, Mishra tried to have a go at a James Faulkner slower one outside off but could not make contact. The ball reached wicketkeeper Sanju Samson on one bounce. Samson promptly fired the ball at the stumps but missed: by then, Mishra was standing mid-pitch, looking at non-striker Irfan Pathan in disbelief. The attempted throw trickled back to Faulkner, who himself had a go at the stumps.
Mishra, meanwhile, seemed to have given up, half-heartedly turning back towards the crease. The Faulkner throw whizzed past the stumps, prompting Mishra to have another look at his batting partner. He did not realise that Samson was having yet another shy at the stumps.
This time, Samson’s throw found the target, and Mishra was run out, looking in the opposite direction, his left foot inches away from the crease. It was not a pretty image for him, but it did provide plenty of laughter for those around.