DC vs GT: Axar Patel takes off to pull a blinder of thin air as Wriddhiman Saha walks back (Watch Video)

Published - 24 Apr 2024, 10:38 PM | Updated - 24 Apr 2024, 10:43 PM

Wriddhiman Saha catch by Axar Patel
Wriddhiman Saha catch by Axar Patel. Image Credits: X

Axar Patel, on Wednesday (April 24), took a brilliant catch to dismiss Wriddhiman Saha and gave his team Delhi Capitals a much-needed breakthrough in the ongoing game against Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

Chasing 225 runs, GT were off to a poor start with their skipper Shubman Gill departing for just six runs in the second over. However, Wriddhiman Saha and Sai Sudharsan did not let DC make early inroads into the game. They scored at a good pace to keep their team in contention. 

At the end of the powerplay, GT were on 67 for 1. The duo made sure to keep the run rate around 10. DC were in desperate need of a wicket and it finally came in the tenth over courtesy of a brilliant catch from Axar Patel. Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav bowled one well outside the off stump.

Also Read: DC vs GT: Rashid Khan follows Noor Ahmad, takes a blinder to dismiss Shai Hope (Watch Video)

The ball was asking to be hit and Wriddhiman Saha did not hesitate. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman decided to play an aerial shot to clear the infield. He made a good connection with the ball, hitting it towards the cover region. It looked like the ball would easily sail over Axar Patel.

However, the DC star, who is widely regarded as one of the best fielders of the team, jumped really high and plucked the ball out of thin air to give his team a crucial breakthrough. Saha departed after scoring 39 runs off 25 balls with the help of five fours and a six.

Watch the catch from Axar Patel:

After the catch, Axar Patel made an impact with the ball too. On the first ball of the 11th over, he dismissed Azmatullah Omarzai for one run to reduce GT to 98 for 3. Earlier in the game, Axar Patel scored a fine half-century and shared a 100-plus stand with captain Rishabh Pant to help his team post a big total.

DC were reeling at 44 for 3 before Pant and Axar shared a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket. Axar departed after scoring 66 runs while Pant remained unbeaten on 88 off 43 balls.

Also Read: DC vs GT: Noor Ahmad takes the CATCH OF IPL 2024 as Prithvi Shaw left stunned (Watch Video)