SRH vs LSG: Watch: Sanvir Singh pulls off brilliant diving catch to send back Marcus Stoinis

Updated - 14 May 2024, 03:41 PM

Sanvir Singh, Marcus Stoinis
Sanvir Singh, Marcus Stoinis [PC: X]

Sunrisers Hyderabad, on Wednesday (May 8), made a brilliant start with the ball in the ongoing game against Lucknow Super Giants thanks to two stunning catches.

LSG captain KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium. However, he and his opening partner Quinton de Kock could not give their team a good start as the latter had to return to the pavilion for just 2 runs thanks to a stunning grab from Nitish Reddy near the deep backward square leg boundary in the third over.

In the fifth over, Sanvir Singh came up with a brilliant effort to send back the in-form Marcus Stoinis for just 3 and put his team in the driver's seat. On the second ball of the over, Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled a short ball and Stoinis went for a pull.

The Australian allrounder, however, could not make a good connection although it looked like the ball would land safely between the fielders at mid-on and mid-wicket. However, Sanvir Singh ran across and dived in front to get his fingers underneath the ball at the last moment to complete a brilliant catch.

Watch the catch from Sanvir Singh:


SRH, LSG eye crucial win:

Both SRH and LSG will be desperate to win the ongoing game to bolster their chances of making it to the playoffs. While a defeat will definitely not put them out of the playoffs race, a win will definitely put them in the driver's seat. 

Both the teams have six wins and five losses so far and a win will take the winner to the third spot in the points table with two games remaining. SRH are currently at the fourth spot while LSG are at the sixth spot. While both the teams have the same number of points, they are currently separated by net run rate.

LSG as well as SRH suffered heavy defeats in their last games. SRH suffered a seven-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians, with the five-time champions chasing down 174 runs inside 18 overs by losing three wickets. LSG, on the other hand, suffered a heavy 98-run defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last game. Chasing 236, LSG were bowled out for just 137.

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