Rajasthan Royals bowler Obed McCoy took a stunning catch to dismiss the all-rounder Glenn Maxwell at the Narendra Modi Stadium in the second Qualifier of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. The pacer also had a great day with the ball for the Royals.
Glenn Maxwell walked out to bat following Faf Du Plessis’ wicket in the eleventh over. He looked in good touch, taking on the Rajasthan Royals batters. Maxwell got together with Patidar to build on the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings. He slammed a quickfire 24 runs off 14 balls, including one boundary and two sixes, at a strike rate of 184.62.
In the fourteenth over, Maxwell was caught by Obed McCoy in the deep. Trent Boult bowled a slower bouncer, which Maxwell pulled towards fine leg. Obed McCoy came running in and dived forward to complete the catch with both hands. Maxwell’s stay at the crease had to end for 24 runs.
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Obed McCoy also shined with the ball for the Rajasthan Royals. He took three wickets conceding 23 runs at an economy rate of 5.8. Prasidh Krishna too was brilliant picking three for 22 in his four overs.
They managed to restrict the Royal Challengers Bangalore to 157 runs in the first innings. Rajat Patidar was the highest scorer with 58 runs off 42 balls, including four boundaries and three sixes.
“I love the challenge of bowling in the death” – Obed McCoy
Following his brilliant performance with the ball and on the field, Obed McCoy expressed that the plan was to stay focused in the match. In this IPL 2022 season, the pacer has been expensive with the ball. In the first qualifier against the Gujarat Titans, he conceded runs at an economy rate of 10.
Speaking about his comeback and his performance in the second qualifier, McCoy said at the mid-innings break, “The plan was to stay a lot more focused, I know I am better than what I bowled in the previous match.
So, it is just about going to the nets and working out on what I had to, on my run-up as well. I love the challenge (of death bowling) and that will make me better as a player going forward,” he also added.