Latest Cricket News: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s fortunes did not improve when they continued their IPL 2021 campaign in Dubai on Wednesday, as they suffered a poor day with the bat. SRH could only manage a total of 134/9 in 20 overs after electing to bat first. They had no answers for DC’s outstanding bowling effort. As SRH prepared to defend their low score, their bowlers needed the help of their fielders, and it was their captain who set the tone for the entire team.
Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw opened the innings cautiously before the latter tried to up the ante in the third over of the innings, which was delivered by Khaleel Ahmed. Shaw attempted to unleash another big shot after hitting two boundaries in the opening four deliveries. As he skied the ball up in the air, he was utterly tricked by Khaleel’s slower one.
Kane Williamson pulls off a spectacular catch
Despite the fact that Shaw’s shot was completely mistimed, he made enough contact to pass the 30-yard circle. The ball appeared to be in no man’s land, and the DC starter might get away with it. SRH captain Kane Williamson, on the other hand, was not about to let this opportunity pass him by.
The 31-year-old, who was fielding in the middle of the game, moved rapidly and covered a lot of ground. Despite running backwards, Williamson lunged for the ball and grasped it superbly with a diving attempt. And it was thanks to him that SRH got their first wicket of the tournament’s UAE leg.
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Sunil Gavaskar likens the catch to Kapil Dev’s in the 1983 World Cup final
These types of catches, in which fielders are running backwards, are widely considered to be among the most difficult in cricket. As soon as on-air commentator Sunil Gavaskar saw the moment, he was transported back to 1983, when former Indian captain Kapil Dev grabbed a similar catch to dismiss Viv Richards in the World Cup final.
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