BBL 2017-18: Kevin Pietersen grabs the catch of his career
Earlier in the game, KP had hit a brisk fifty.
Published - Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm | Updated - Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm
The stage was all set for the iconic Melbourne derby yet again in the Big Bash League. The Melbourne Stars locked horns with the Melbourne Renegades in the big clash of the season. As the things turned out to be on the day, the match belonged to one wise old man. English batsman and one of the key members of the Stars’ lineup, Kevin Pietersen made the occasion his own in fine fashion.
After having scored a brisk fifty in the match to lead the batting charge of the Melbourne Stars, Kevin Pietersen followed up the good work with some exceptional fielding. The highlight, among the lot, was his stunning catch to get rid of Renegades batter Tom Cooper. The action perspired in the 10th over of the Renegades run chase. Jackson Coleman had the ball in hand.
On the third delivery of the over, he bowled a full length delivery to Tom Cooper. It was bowled on the full length and just outside the off stump line. Needless to concede, the eyes of the batsman lit up after seeing that juicy delivery. Cooper had a hard slash at it to hit towards the covers region.
The ball went flying and Kevin Pietersen, patrolling the covers region, made a full length dive to his right. He took the catch behind his body and made it look like a child’s play. The Stars’ camp went berserk after the stunning catch was completed. The commentators looked stunned as well as they remarked the catch to be one of the finest that Kevin Pietersen has ever taken in his cricket career.
Earlier in the match, Kevin Pietersen had smashed a quick 74 off just 46 deliveries with four boundaries and 5 maximums. His efforts had propelled the Stars’ total to 167/4 in 20 overs. In response, the Renegades stuttered all the way along to eventually finish with 144/9 in their 20 overs and thereby conceding a 23 run win to the Melbourne Stars.
Watch the video of Kevin Pietersen taking the stunner here:
‘One of the catches of his career!’
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 12, 2018