RR vs PBKS: Watch - Rilee Rossouw takes a blinder near boundary ropes to remove Donovan Ferreira

Updated - 15 May 2024, 10:11 PM

Rilee Rossouw
Rilee Rossouw catch {PC:X}

Punjab Kings (PBKS) batter Rilee Rossouw produced a magnificent effort on the field in the ongoing game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The match between the two teams is taking place at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

Punjab Kings have been brilliant with the ball in the ongoing game against Rajasthan Royals. They have put pressure on the opposition with the timely wickets and that was complimented well by the staggering fielding effort at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

One of the instances came during the 18th over of the game. Rilee Rossouw was the main man behind it as he picked a stunner near the boundary ropes to remove Donovan Ferreira and jolt Rajasthan Royals with the 7th wicket and get to the top of the game.

During the 3rd ball of the 18th over, Harshal Patel bowled a delivery to which Donovan Ferreira played a lofted drive. He miscued the ball and the ball went towards Rilee Rossouw, who ran in the deep to complete a fine catch. He managed to stay away from the cushions brilliantly and showed great awareness.

Here's the video:

Donovan Ferreira played a scratchy innings and managed to score just 8 runs off 7 balls. After he got out, Riyan Parag played a vital hand for his team. He was the shining light for his team when the wickets fell like a pack of cards at the other end.

Riyan Parag played a brilliant innings of 48 runs off 34 balls. He batted with a strike rate of over 141 and also hit 6 boundaries in his innings. His valiant effort with the bat powered Rajasthan Royals to a fighting total of 144 runs, which at one moment seemed difficult.

For Punjab Kings, Harshal Patel was the pick of the bowlers as he yet again oozed his class with the ball. The pacer returned with the figures of 2/28 and helped his team restrict the opposition to a total of under 150 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati.

Has been a see-saw - Harshal Patel on getting purple cap 

After his two wickets against Rajasthan Royals, Harshal Patel won the purple Cap and talked about that. He stated that it has been a see-saw journey for him. The pacer also talked about his slower balls, saying that it's difficult delivery to execute.

Harshal Patel also talked about the hard work that he has put in over the years and said that he has many options at the death. He added: 

"Has been a see-saw. Keeps going away from me. On his dipping slower delivery) It is a difficult delivery to execute but once you start executing, it gives you a lot of confidence. If the batter doesn’t pick it, then it increases your chance of getting a wicket.

"I’ve been bowling it for almost five years now. In the last year and a half, I wasn’t able to execute it consistently so I didn't try it in the first half of the IPL. It gives me so many options at the death, the batters are ready for that slower one and I can sneak in a yorker or a quick-length ball," he concluded.