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[Watch] Shai Hope Runs Himself Out Following 'Freak' Deflection By Sandeep Sharma

Shai Hope faced an unfortunate run-out in DC vs RR (BCCI)Shai Hope faced an unfortunate run-out in DC vs RR (BCCI)

In a rather unfortunate event during the high-stakes Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Match 56 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi Capitals (DC) batter, Shai Hope’s innings came to an abrupt and unfortunate end, leaving the Rajasthan Royals (RR) breathing a sigh of relief after a ruthless assault by the home team.

The match had already seen its share of fireworks, thanks to a swashbuckling start by Jake Fraser-McGurk, who blitzed a rapid 50 from just 20 deliveries.

Shai Hope gets run out after unexpected deflection off Sandeep Sharma

His dismissal by Ravichandran Ashwin shifted the focus on Hope, whose form has been a rollercoaster throughout the tournament. Unfortunately for him and the Capitals, his contribution this time was minimal and marred by misfortune.

The moment unfolded at the start of the sixth over. Delhi Capitals’ opener, Abhishek Porel, who was well-set at the crease, played a powerful straight drive off Sandeep Sharma’s bowling.

Sharma, in a reflex action, stretched out his left hand in an attempt to intercept the ball. Instead, he managed only to deflect it onto the stumps. 

To the dismay of Shai Hope, who had wandered ambitiously far from his crease, the ball found its mark, catching him woefully out of his ground.

Watch: Shai Hope Run Out Video

He was dismissed for a paltry single, a victim not only of Sharma’s unintentional deflection but also of his own over-eagerness to steal a quick run.

Meanwhile, at the time of writing this article, Delhi Capitals are building their innings, standing at 84/2 after seven overs. Porel is shaping up well, batting on 27 off 17 balls, with Axar Patel providing support at 6 off 4 balls.

The Capitals will be eyeing a formidable total to challenge their opponents and secure a victory to bolster their playoff aspirations.