MS Dhoni once again proved why he is one of the best wicket-keepers in the world as he pulled off a sensational catch against Rajasthan Royals on Monday in the match no. 37 of Indian Premier League 2020.
On the third delivery of the fifth over Sanju Samson edged a Deepak Chahar delivery down the leg-side and it was brilliantly taken by Dhoni who moved to his left to catch the ball one-handed. The catch was so amazing that even Chahar was surprised to see it.
Interestingly, it was also MSD’s 150th dismissal in IPL.
Here’s the video of the catch:
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Talking about the match, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith played unbeaten knocks of 70 and 26 respectively as Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven wickets on Monday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
With this win, Steve Smith-led Royals has moved to the fifth position in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table with 8 points from 10 matches while CSK is now languishing at the bottom with just six points.
Chasing 126, RR openers provided the side with a steady start as Ben Stokes and Robin Uthappa put on 26 runs for the first wicket. However, on the last ball of the third over, Deepak Chahar provided the much-needed breakthrough to CSK as he dismissed Stokes (19).
In the very next over, Uthappa also gifted his wicket as he tried to play a ramp shot, but the ball landed in the hands of CSK skipper MS Dhoni off the bowling of Josh Hazlewood. Dhoni was in action once again as he took a blinder of a catch off the bowling of Chahar to dismiss Sanju Samson (0), reducing RR to 28/3 in the 5th over.
Steve Smith and Jos Buttler then got together at the crease and the duo retrieved the innings for RR by forming an unbeaten stand of 98 runs. In the end, both batsmen took Royals over the line by seven wickets and 15 balls to spare.