IPL 2022: Tim Southee covered a lot of ground before taking an amazing catch.© BCCI / IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Tim Southee ran from distance to center before holding on to a very difficult catch to end Kagiso Rabada’s entertaining beat on Friday. After a brilliant start, Punjab Kings lost wickets at regular intervals and equalized for a low total, but Rabada provided them with a boom at death as he chased away after 25 runs using four boundaries and a six. In the penultimate over, however, Andre Russell bowled a slower delivery against which the South African pacemaker had a slap, but eventually cut it high in the air. Although it looked like the ball could land in no man’s land, Southee did brilliantly to cover a large amount of ground before taking a dive to tackle Rabada.
Check out Southee’s brilliant effort here:
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An exit to the very next delivery meant that PBKS was bowled out for 137.
The catch also ended a good day in the field for Southee, who took two wickets at Wankhede Stadium and became the first New Zealand bowler to take 250 wickets in T20s.
The two headaches he claims were also big as he removed the dangerous starting batsman Shikhar Dhawan and the big hit Shahrukh Khan.
Umesh Yadav was the bowlers’ choice for KKR as he recorded career-best IPL figures of 4/23.
KKR got off to a tough start in their chase when they were reduced to 51/4 in seven overs, but Andre Russell smashed 70 of 31 deliveries to take his team home with more than five overs left.
With the win, KKR went to the top of the IPL 2022 standings, with two wins in three matches.
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