IPL 2018: Rashid Khan takes a stunning catch to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme

IPL 2018: Rashid Khan takes a stunning catch to dismiss Colin de Grandhomme

The Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by 14 runs to stay alive in the tournament

Colin de Grandhomme
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Colin de Grandhomme in action. (Photo by IANS)

Fielding is one of the most important aspects of the modern day game. A player needs to be a good fielder along with a batsman or a bowler to get into the playing XI. The importance of fielding is clearly highlighted in the current edition of the IPL which has already seen a fair share of close encounters. Saving those extra 10-15 runs on the field usually makes all the difference in shorter versions of the game.

There have been some spectacular catches in IPL 11. Trent Boult’s stunner to dismiss Virat Kohli is difficult to beat and many thought that it would go down as the catch of the tournament. But in yesterday’s game between RCB and SRH, fans got to witness two miracle moments that absolutely surprised all the spectators. AB de Villiers took an out of the world catch to dismiss Alex Hales while Rashid Khan’s catch to dismiss de Grandhomme was not far behind either.

Catch of the season?

The RCB batsmen were going all guns blazing as they were making a meal out of the best bowling attack of the IPL. Colin de Grandhomme was striking the ball cleanly and nailed another one off Siddarth Kaul that went like a bullet to deep mid-wicket. Rashid Khan leapt up and astonishingly pouched the catch to silence the RCB fans. Rashid’s catch was reminiscent of Trent Boult’s one-handed blinder to dismiss Virat Kohli in RCB’s match vs Delhi Daredevils.

Here’s the video of Rashid’s bullet catch:

The Afghan leg spinner cannot be kept out of the game. Even when Rashid is not bowling, he contributes a lot to his fielding. He had already delivered with the ball by taking the wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali. When all the other bowlers were being taken to cleaners, Rashid kept doing what he does best. However, his great efforts were undone by poor death bowling as Basil Thampi recorded the most expensive spell in the history of the IPL.

RCB went on to post 218 runs on board and the SRH batsmen fell short of the total by 14 runs. It is a very good win for Kohli and co who now need to beat Rajasthan Royals to further enhance their chances of qualifying for the playoffs.

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