Cricket lovers got the opportunity to see a rare catch that is rarely seen in a cricket match in the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament which started tonight (16) in Ahmedabad.
Earlier, Royals captain Samson had won the toss and opted to bowl at the iconic Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Both sides had also met in the final of the 2022 edition of the tournament, where Titans crushed Samson and co. to lift a title in their maiden appearance. The Royals are yet to defeat Gujarat Titans in IPL so far.
Both teams have made strong starts to the 2023 edition as well; while RR are at the top of the table with three wins in four matches, GT are third with as many wins but a lower Net Run Rate (NRR).
5 runs on the first wicket of the innings. In the third ball of the first over, Wriddhiman Saha was out for 4 runs and that relationship broke down. Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed due to a catch that he saved from Trent Boult’s ball.
Boult had bowled a length delivery to GT opener Saha and the opener, in a bid to dispatch it past the fine leg boundary, got a thick edge that went straight up. Saha departed for four off three deliveries.
Sanju Samson, Shimron Hetmyer and Dhruv Jurel rushed to save the catch and all three collided with each other while trying to save the catch.
As a result, the three players were unable to save the ball, but Trent Boult, who was staying at a distance from them, saved the ball when it hit Samson’s gloves and the ball was thrown away.
Watch the footage below –
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