Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) Manish Pandey is widely regarded as one of the best fielders in the world of cricket. He showed it once again when he took a brilliant diving catch of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their ongoing match at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai on April 14, 2021.
Sunrisers Hyderabad came into this match looking to register their first win after losing their first match to the Kolkata Knight Riders. Meanwhile, RCB came into this match on the back of a hard-fought win against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the tournament opener on April 9.
David Warner of SRH won the toss and chose to bowl first, a norm on the slow and sluggish pitch of the Chepauk. SRH made two changes in their playing XI, bringing in Jason Holder for Mohammad Nabi and leaving Sandeep Sharma out for Shahbaz Nadeem. RCB made one change, bringing in Devdutt Padikkal for Rajat Patidar.
Washington Sundar Falls To An Excellent Diving Catch By Manish Pandey Off Rashid Khan
Devdutt Padikkal looked good for his 11 runs, hitting two boundaries, but was caught by Nadeem off Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Shahbaz Ahmed then fell to a good catch by Rashid Khan off Shahbaz Nadeem for 14.
Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell added a few runs before Holder got rid of Kohli on the first ball he bowled in the match. Kohli made 33 runs with 4 fours to his name. Rashid Khan then came in to hurt RCB badly, removing AB de Villiers for just one run, leaving RCB 95/4 in 14 overs.
He continued his magical spell and got his second wicket when Washington Sundar tried to slog-sweep Rashid. However, the ball was much fuller than Sundar anticipated and he only managed to hit it in the air, where Manish Pandey had to run in a few meters from the long-off position and dived to take an excellent catch, sending the all-rounder back for 8 runs in 11 balls.
Glenn Maxwell continued to score runs for RCB and ended up making 59 in 41 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes to his name, helping RCB make 149/8 in 20 overs. Jason Holder picked 3/30 and Rashid Khan took 2/18 in his 4 overs.
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