Ambati Rayudu opposed the 2 runs conceded to Karnataka    Getty Images
Ambati Rayudu opposed the 2 runs conceded to Karnataka Getty Images

Hyderabad elected to field first against Karnataka in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2018. Karnataka posted a huge total of 205 against Hyderabad: Karun Nair (77) and Krishnappa Gowtham (57) added 131 runs together. Hyderabad eventually lost the match by a mere 2 runs. There, however, is more to the match.

In the last over of Karnataka s innings, Vinay Kumar hit the ball to the ropes; it was stopped by the fielder, but no one noticed that he had touched the ropes and that it was a boundary. Vinay Kumar later was told about it during the break. He then had a 10-minute discussion with umpires, and extra two runs were added to the Karnataka’s total.

Hyderabad skipper Ambati Rayudu had opposed the decision. Little did he know that those two runs would bring his team to the doorstep of defeat.

BCCI, however, have tweeted on the issue saying that they will look into the issue as they await the official report form match referee.