New Zealand Import Tim Southee was at his best during the match against Punjab Kings in the ongoing Indian Premier League at the Wankhede in Mumbai, The KKR’s fast bowler covered quite a lot of ground to take an unreal diving catch to dismiss Punjab’s premier fast bowler Kagiso Rabada.
Earlier he also took a catch to dismiss dangerous Liam Livingstone at the boundary line but he made his efforts even better when he took a diving catch of Kagiso Rabada to send him back to the Punjab dugout.
The incident happened on the first ball of the 18th over When Andre Russell was bowling, Kagiso Rabada cleared his left foot as he attempted to hit the ball over long-off, but he got the top edge and the ball got high in the night sky. Tim Southee, who was fielding at the boundary line, ran towards the ball and took a stunning diving catch to end Rabada’s 25-ball innings.
Twitterati also reacted to the catch with their memes and quotes. As far as the game is concerned, playing their third IPL game in the first week KKR showed no sign of Tiredness and put in a superb performance on the field, after winning the toss KKR opted to bowl first at the Wankhede pitch and then in the field led by Umesh Yadav’s four wickets, to restrict Punjab Kings for a low score of 137 in the 19th over. Tim Southee took two wickets, while Bhanuka Rajapaksa led the way for Punjab with 31 runs in just 9 balls including three back-to-back sixes of Shivam Mavi.
During the chase at one stage KKR was struggling at 51 for 4 after 7thover but then come the big Russel Muscle from KKR as he scored a dominating 70 of just 31 balls including 8 huge sixes and he along with SAM Billings stitched an unbeaten match-winning partnership of 90 runs to took Kolkata Knight Riders over the line and on the top of Points Table of IPL 2022.
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