When it comes to batting, the first and foremost thing is to build a partnership. To build a partnership, it is important that the batters need to have a proper understanding between them while running between wickets such that they can safely take singles or convert 1’s into 2’s and so on. If there is no real chemistry between the two batters, there is a high chance that it may lead to a run-out.
We have seen how the entire complexion of the game getting changed due to a simple run-out. When a set batsman gets dismissed in the form of a run-out, the team might as well lose the plot and end up losing the game too. There were 3 instances when a runout proved to be very costly in an IPL Playoff and let’s look into it.
1. Suresh Raina
During the IPL 2014 season, CSK locked horns with Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the second qualifier at Wankhede. PBKS scored 226/6 in 20 overs. In reply, CSK got off to a blistering start in the form of Suresh Raina. He played so well and was nearly guiding the team to a win. However, that wasn’t meant to be as he was run out after a misunderstanding with his partner Brendon McCullum. Raina departed after his 87 off 25 balls (12 fours, 6 sixes). CSK went on to lose the game by 24 runs.
2. Nitish Rana
SRH set up a target of 175 for KKR in IPL 2018 season. In reply, KKR benefitted from Nitish Rana who scored 22 off just 16 balls including a couple of sixes and a four but had a misunderstanding with his partner Chris Lynn. As it turned out, he was run out despite putting in a desperate dive. KKR lost the game by 14 runs in IPL 2018 playoff.
3. Marcus Stoinis
During the sixteenth edition of the Indian Premier League, MI locked horns with LSG in the Eliminator at Chepauk Stadium. MI posted 182/8 in 20 overs. Marcus Stoinis, who has been the in-form batter for LSG had a bizarre mix-up with Deepak Hooda in the run-chase. Stoinis was dismissed after scoring 40 off 27 balls and LSG totally messed up the plot in the chase. LSG lost the game by 81 runs.