IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights: RR collapse after Buttler’s controversial run out, KXIP win by 14 runs

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights: Ashwin’s controversial run out of Buttler will be talked about for a long time after this match. (IPL Website)

IPL 2019, Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Highlights: Before this match began, all eyes were on Steve Smith. So it was quite ironic that when he finally walked on to the field, no one even cared. That is because, Ravichandran Ashwin had given the cricketing world a crisis of conscience by running out the burgeoning Jos Buttler, who was at the non-striker’s end, before he had bowled the ball. In short, he had ‘Mankaded’ him.

Rajasthan were cruising until that stage with Buttler on 69 off 43 balls but after that, they lost seven wickets in the last four overs and conceded the match. Buttler and Ashwin gave each other a rather cold handshake after the match, unsurprisingly.