The Kolkata Knight Riders are currently facing Rajasthan Royals in a must-win clash in IPL 2020. Dinesh Karthik may have missed out with the bat but he amends when he pouched a jaw-dropping catch. The KKR wicket-keeper acrobatically leapt towards his left and completed the catch of the dangerman Ben Stokes.
The Rajasthan Royals all-rounder looked in ominous form and was taking the game away from KKR. The Royals openers Uthappa and Stokes were on song from the first ball and took Pat Cummins to the cleaners. Then on the final delivery of the over Cummins dismissed Uthappa.
Dinesh Karthik Grabs One-Handed Stunner To Remove Ben Stokes
However, Stokes on the other hand continued his counter attack and was racing along at 18 from just 11. In this kind of mood, KKR needed something special to see the back of Stokes. Much to the delight of KKR, Karthik produced magic from behind the stumps to dismiss Stokes.
It was Cummins once again who pitched a fuller delivery at a good speed. Seeing the ball in his half the eyes of Stokes lit up and he tried smashing it through the offside. Unfortunately for Stokes, he got a thickish outside edge and Dinesh Karthik did the rest.
The ball was flying away from former KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik but he was still able to grab a sensational one-handed catch. This has to be one of the catches of the tournament and KKR knew the importance of the prized scalp of Stokes.
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Dinesh Karthik did not make any mistake and sent the in-form opening batsman of Royals to the pavilion. As they say in cricket one brings two and it happened again as a few balls later Cummins also dismissed the RR skipper Steve Smith.
Meanwhile, Royals are chasing a target of 192 but are currently reeling at 32 for 4 after 4 overs. This is a do or dies match for both teams as the winner will inch closer to the playoffs.