NEW DELHI: The count of brilliant catches in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE grew on Wednesday when Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Ravindra Jadeja and Faf du Plessis combined to complete a stunning effort to dismiss Kolkata Knight Riders‘ (KKR) opener Sunil Narine.
The fielding brilliance unfolded in the 11th over of KKR’s innings bowled by leg-spinner Karn Sharma.
“Brilliant from @imjadeja! Pulls off a sensational diving catch and Narine has to depart,” tweeted the official handle of the IPL.
Diving parallel to his right at deep mid-wicket, Jadeja was about to hit the ropes in the process of skidding after completing the catch, when he tossed the ball to Du Plessis, who had run in from long-on after Narine played the big shot.
The dismissal continued Narine’s poor run with the bat in this IPL. He could score only 17.
However, KKR, who scored 167 all out, went on to win the match as they restricted CSK to 157/5 for a 10-run victory.