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[WATCH] Nicholas Pooran Grabs A Stunning Catch To Dismiss Prithvi Shaw

[WATCH] Nicholas Pooran Grabs A Stunning Catch To Dismiss Prithvi Shaw

In the IPL 2024 clash between the Lucknow Super Giants and the Delhi Capitals, Nicholas Pooran‘s bat failed to deliver, but he compensated with a remarkable catch that sent Prithvi Shaw back to the pavilion. The match unfolded with Delhi Capitals chasing a target of 168 runs. At 63 for 1 in the seventh over, with Shaw and debutant Fraser-McGurk looking solid, the Delhi Capitals seemed in control. Lucknow Super Giants, desperate for a breakthrough, turned to Pooran, who delivered brilliantly.

It was the final delivery of the seventh over when Shaw attempted to dispatch leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi‘s delivery over the boundary. However, Shaw’s timing faltered, and the ball threatened to fall safely. But Pooran had other plans. Charging in from deep mid-wicket, he flung himself forward, snatching the ball inches above the turf. Shaw’s promising innings of 32 runs from 22 balls was abruptly halted.

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At the time of reporting, the Delhi Capitals stood at 90 for 2 after 11 overs, with skipper Rishabh Pant and Fraser-McGurk anchoring the innings.  Notably, opener David Warner had earlier been dismissed for a mere eight runs, failing to make an impact. On the batting front, the Lucknow Super Giants found themselves in dire straits early in their innings. However, they managed to salvage a respectable total of 167/7 in their allotted 20 overs.

Badoni and Arshad’s Heroic Partnership Saves the Day

A pivotal moment came when they were reeling at 94 for 7 after 13 overs. It was then that Ayush Badoni and Arshad Khan orchestrated a remarkable recovery, forging an unbeaten partnership of 73 runs for the eighth wicket. Badoni showcased his prowess with the bat, scoring a brisk 55 runs off 35 deliveries, while Arshad provided valuable support with an unbeaten 20 runs.

As the match progressed, the Delhi Capitals secured their second victory of the season. They have managed only one win in their first five encounters. Conversely, the Lucknow Super Giants were on a quest for their fourth consecutive triumph. Despite stumbling in their opening fixture, they had bounced back impressively, clinching victory in three consecutive matches.

In summary, Pooran’s breathtaking catch not only provided the Lucknow Super Giants with a crucial breakthrough but also served as a testament to his agility and commitment on the field. With the match hanging in the balance, both teams remained determined to seize the initiative and propel themselves to victory in the fiercely contested IPL encounter.

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