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

Updated - 24 Apr 2024, 08:20 PM

Shai Hope Catch by Rashid Khan
Shai Hope Catch by Rashid Khan. Image Credits: X

Rashid Khan, on Wednesday (April 24), pulled off a stunning diving catch to send back Shai Hope in the ongoing game between Delhi Capitals and Gujarat Titans at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

GT skipper Shubman Gill opted to bowl first after winning the toss and his decision has been totally justified in the early stages. Sandeep Warrier has rocked DC by taking three wickets inside the powerplay. Openers Prithvi Shaw and Jake Fraser-McGurk shared a 35-run stand for the first wicket before Warrier dismissed both of them in the fourth over.

He first dismissed Fraser-McGurk when he hit one straight to Noor Ahmad at deep backward square leg. The Afghan spinner then came up with a brilliant diving catch to send back Shaw. Fraser-McGurk departed for 23 runs off 14 balls while Shaw scored 11 off seven balls.

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Axar Patel and Shai Hope then joined hands in the middle. However, before they could guide their team to a strong position, Warrier struck again to send back Hope and left DC reeling at 44 for 3 in the final over of the powerplay.

The right-arm pacer bowled one on the good length that was shaping away and Hope decided to go for an ambitious drive. However, the West Indies star ended up edging the ball towards the backward point where Rashid Khan came running in from the deep before diving forward to take a brilliant two-handed catch. Hope departed after scoring five runs off six balls.

Watch the catch from Rashid Khan:

 

Talking about the game, DC were on 51 for 3 in the eighth over at the time of writing this report. Axar Patel and captain Rishabh Pant were batting in the middle for the hosts.

Meanwhile, Warrier became the second bowler after Trent Boult to take three wickets inside the powerplay in the ongoing IPL 2024. Boult was the first bowler to do it when he rocked Mumbai Indians' top order at the Wankhede Stadium earlier this month. For GT, Warrier became the second bowler after Mohammed Shami to claim three wickets inside the first six overs. Shami has done it three times for GT so far.