CSK vs SRH in IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis takes ‘catch of the tournament’ to dismiss Manish Pandey- Chennai Super King’s acrobatic fielder Faf du Plessis has once again proved that he is one of the best fielders in the IPL 2021, by taking an absolutely stunning catch of Sunrisers Hyderbad batsman Manish Pandey.
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Faf, who was standing at long on went running towards the cow corner to stop a lofted shot by Manish. The South African was so quick, that with the help of a well-timed dive to his right he managed to take a marvellous catch on the boundary.
The wicket was very crucial for CSK as Manish was looking good and was striking the ball at a strike rate of 132. The right-hand batsman scored 61 runs off 45 balls with the help of one six and five fours. The right-handed batsman has amassed over 3,300 runs in 150 matches at an average of 30+. It features 1 century and 19 fifties. He has been a vital cog for SRH over the last few years. The franchise relies on him heavily in their bid to second title in IPL 2021.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings requires to make 172 to register their 5th consecutive victory in IPL 2021. Sunrisers Hyderabad aided by some late flourish from Kane Williams 26* (10) finished at 171 for 3 in their 20 overs.
Earlier captain David Warner & Manish Pandey scored half-centuries and added 106 runs for the 2nd wicket for SRH. Warner was dismissed for 57, while Pandey scored 61.