SRH vs LSG: Watch - Nitish Reddy takes stunning catch near the boundary to send back Quinton de Kock

Updated - 14 May 2024, 03:43 PM

Nitish Reddy takes Quinton de Kock's catch
Nitish Reddy takes Quinton de Kock's catch [PC: X]

Quinton de Kock failed to impress on his return to the Lucknow Super Giants playing eleven as a stunning catch from Nitish Reddy sent him back cheaply in the ongoing game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

The South Africa star was not a part of Lucknow Super Giants' playing eleven for their last two games against Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. In his absence, the Lucknow-based outfit defeated Mumbai Indians but suffered a 98-run defeat against table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders.

Following the heavy defeat, Lucknow Super Giants decided to recall the wicketkeeper-batsman in the playing eleven. He replaced Ashton Turner in the team after Australia failed to impress in the last two games, scoring 5 and 16 against Mumbai and Kolkata respectively.

Nitish Reddy's stunning catch:

Quinton de Kock, however, could not score big in the comeback game and had to depart for just two runs off five balls in the ongoing game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Nitish Reddy took an absolutely stunning catch at deep backward square leg to dismiss the dangerous Proteas batter.

On the first ball of the third over, veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled one on the pads and Quinton de Kock hit the ball towards backward square leg. The ball was looking destined to sail over Nitish Reddy's head. However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad allrounder had other plans.

Before the ball could land safely over the boundary cushions, he timed his jump to perfection and caught the ball with both hands. With the momentum taking him over the boundary cushions, Nitish Reddy smartly threw the ball in the air, went over the boundary cushions, regained his balance, and returned to the playing field to catch the ball again. 

Watch the catch from Nitish Reddy to dismiss Quinton de Kock:

Talking about the game, LSG skipper KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first. At the time of writing this report, LSG were on 21 for 2 in the fifth over. 

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