IPL 2020, KKR vs RR: Dinesh Karthik pulled off a shocking catch to dismiss Ben Stokes.© Twitter
Dinesh Karthik pulled off one of many catches of the match in a do-or-die encounter in opposition to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. Karthik’s scintillating effort behind the stumps handed Steve Smith’s aspect an enormous blow as they misplaced their star opener Ben Stokes early of their chase of 192 runs. Stokes, who was hero of Rajasthan’s final two wins in opposition to Kings XI Punjab and defending champions Mumbai Indians, may solely rating 18 off 11 balls. Pat Cummins bowled around the wicket to left-handed Stokes and it nipped again in only a bit after pitching. Sensing the width on the ball, Stokes determined to have a wild swing at it however all he managed was a thick exterior edge that was flying away from Dinesh Karthik however the former KKR skipper threw himself within the air nearly to the primary slip place and pulled off a sensational catch, reminding many followers of a catch he took within the slip cordon in opposition to South Africa throughout 2007 World T20.
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WATCH – DK takes flight – catch unbelievable
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Mark Nicholas, the on-air commentator, likened Karthik’s flight to that of a chicken as he stated : “He flew as if he have been a chicken”. Stokes’s dismissal additionally lifted your complete KKR camp they usually picked three extra wickets in fast succession.
Cummins removed Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith on the final supply of the third over, whereas wicket-keeper Sanju Samson bought out within the subsequent over bowled by Shivam Mavi.
Cummins, the costliest abroad participant in match’s historical past, then got here again to take away younger Riyan Parag for a duck in his subsequent over, leaving Rajasthan struggling at 37/5 contained in the Powerplay.
Karthik, who failed with the bat, continued his good work behind the stumps, pulling off two extra catches to dismiss Samson and Parag.
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