IPL 2021: David Warner furious after Harshal Patel continues despite bowling two beamers; SRH coach explains

IPL 2021: David Warner furious after Harshal Patel continues despite bowling two beamers; SRH coach explains

Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach, Trevor Bayliss, gave a justification during the virtual post-match conference.

David Warner and Jason Holder
David Warner and Jason Holder. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar VIP)

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s skipper David Warner was furious at the umpires for letting the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Harshal Patel continue bowling despite delivering two no balls, which were above-waist full tosses. Patel delivered the first one to Jason Holder in the 18th over and followed with another one against Rashid Khan in the final over.

As per the amended rules, a bowler will be barred from bowling in the match after receiving two warnings from the umpires for bowling waist-high full tosses or beamers in the same match.

Explaining the reason behind why the umpires were not wrong in allowing Patel to bowl despite the two no balls for height in the same game, Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach, Trevor Bayliss, gave a justification during the virtual post-match conference.

I think the umpires got it right: Trevor Bayliss

“He [David Warner] was a little animated because we weren’t playing very good cricket and we lost. I think the umpires got it right. There was a bit of conjecture over obviously the second high no-ball, but the first one was not directed at the batter’s body, so that wasn’t a warning. So I think the umpires got that one right,” said Bayliss.

The rule for the bowler to be suspended is that the no balls must have been directed at the batsman’s body. If the umpire is convinced, he will issue a warning, as was done while making a call in the 18th over for Jason Holder. Although the case was not the same in the final over, when Harshal Patel bowled a delivery above Rashid Khan’s waist but the same was not directed at his body.

In the game, RCB had posted a modest total of 149/8 after batting first. During the chase, SRH was cruising towards victory with David Warner and Manish Pandey adding 83 runs for the second wicket in only 69 deliveries. However, once Warner was dismissed, the other batsmen followed and the 17th over, when SRH lost three wickets, changed the game entirely. They needed 16 runs in the final over, although Harshal Patel managed to defend it as SRH fell short by 6 runs.