GT vs CSK: Rashid Khan pulls off a blinder at boundary ropes to get rid of Ruturaj Gaikwad (Watch Video)

Updated - 11 May 2024, 10:56 AM

Rashid Khan Ruturaj Gaikwad
Rashid Khan Ruturaj Gaikwad

Rashid Khan, on Friday (May 10), showed remarkable composure as he pulled off a brilliant catch near the boundary rope to dismiss Ruturaj Gaikwad in the ongoing game between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The CSK skipper had to walk out to bat in the very second over after Rachin Ravindra was run out for one on the final ball of the first over. In the second over, Sandeep Warrier dismissed out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane for 1 to reduce CSK to 2 for 2. 

The onus was on Ruturaj Gaikwad to play a captain's innings and bail his team out of trouble in the crucial game. However, the right-handed batsman, who is currently the second-leading run-scorer in IPL 2024, failed to get going and had to depart for a three-ball duck in the third over.

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After failing to open his account in the first two balls, he decided to go for a big shot in the third over when Umesh Yadav bowled a short delivery. It looked like a well-devised plan as Rashid Khan was stationed at deep square leg and Ruturaj Gaikwad fell right into the trap.

He pulled the short ball and at first, it looked like the ball would sail over Rashid Khan's head. However, the Afghan superstar had other ideas. Before the ball could go past him, the leg-spinner caught the ball with both hands over his head.

The momentum was taking him towards the boundary rope but he did well to release it in the air in time and made sure that his right leg was not in contact with the boundary before he caught the ball again.

Watch the catch from Rashid Khan:

Gaikwad's dismissal saw CSK getting reduced to 10 for 3 in the third over. At the time of writing this report, CSK were on 104 for 3 in the 11th over with Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali batting. Mitchell was batting on 50 while Moeen was unbeaten on 47.

Earlier in the game, centuries from captain Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan propelled GT to a huge total of 231 for 3 in 20 overs after they were asked to bat first.