Boundary line catches are now part and parcel of a T20 game. But the more you see it, the, even more, you wish to see it again. Such is the effort and athleticism that the fielders put into to take such catches. One such brilliant catch happened in the ongoing match between RCB and DC. And this time the man who was in charge of the boundary ropes was the young Devdutt Padikkal.
Delhi Capitals who were put in to bat first by the RCB skipper Virat Kohli started off their innings brilliantly. Both their openers Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw looked in fine touch right from the word go. They went onto put up the second-highest score in the powerplay in this year’s IPL. Just after that Prithvi Shaw was dismissed courtesy of a brilliant bouncer from Mohammad Siraj. The one who came in next was the DC skipper and the man in form Shreyas Iyer. He handled all of the RCB bowlers quite well until Moeen Ali came in. He who bowled the 12th over of the match bowled a flighted delivery outside off-stump and forced Iyer to go for the maximum. He, in typical Iyer style, whacked the ball with the spin towards the deep mid-wicket region.
But for his bad luck, the man who was stationed there was the young Devdutt Padikkal. He is one of the safest fielders in this RCB side. He took the catch comfortably with both his hands and threw the ball up, and went outside the boundary rope, and then came back again to complete a wonderful boundary line catch.
Right when RCB thought they had this game in their hands, there came in the big Aussie, Marcus Stoinis. He carried on with the form of the first match and went all-guns blazing as he ended up scoring a mammoth 53 runs in just 26 balls. He was well supported by Rishab Pant at the other end. He scored 37 from 25 balls and both together took DC to an above par score of 196.
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