CSK v DC: Here’s why Prithvi Shaw’s dismissal against CSK was adjudged stumping instead of a run-out


DC crushed CSK by 44-runs to mark their second victory in the IPL 2020, on Friday. The DC team was on fire with bat as initiative was taken by young blood, Prithvi Shaw.

Prithvi Shaw and the other opener, the Gabbar, Shikhar Dhawan built a wonderful momentum and platform for the rest of the batting-order to follow. Shaw completed his half-century in the tenth over. Despite rarely taking an aerial route, his first half-century in IPL 2020 came in just 35 balls.

“In the start you have to see how the wicket is, playing along the ground is more important. I was striking the ball well last year as well, but I was making silly mistakes. This time I decided to play more ground shots,” remarked the 18-year-old in the post-match presentation.


Shaw’s dismissal, stumping or run-out?

Shaw eventually departed in the 13th over bowled by Piyush Chawla. The right-hander rushed down the ground to play an aerial stroke, but the ball hit the inside of his willow and rolled back to Dhoni. CSK skipper calmly collected the ball and crashed the stumps to effect a dismissal.

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Since the ball touched Shaw’s willow and pad before reaching Dhoni, many thought this should be the run-out instead of stumping.

Prithvi Shaw’s dismissal against CSK run out or stumping
Screengrab from highlights on hotstar.

However, as per the rules of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), this is not a run-out since the batsman didn’t really try to steal run.


As we can saw in the highlight video also at 8:15 minutes, Shaw just moved two steps ahead to take a shot and he missed it, then he came back in crease and he had not any willingness to take a run at that moment.

“He/she has not attempted a run when his/her wicket is fairly put down by the wicketkeeper without the intervention of another fielder,” affirms MCC.

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At the end, CSK could only score 131/7 in twenty overs and thereby fell 44-runs short of the target set up by the Capitals.

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