IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis continues brilliance at ropes as he pulls off another stunner to send back Eoin Morgan

IPL 2021: Faf du Plessis continues brilliance at ropes as he pulls off another stunner to send back Eoin Morgan

CSK need 172 runs to win against KKR.

Faf du Plessis catch
Faf du Plessis catch. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Super Kings is playing the current match of the IPL 2021 against Kolkata Knight Riders. After being put to bowl first, Chennai started trying their hands to grab early wickets to maintain their dominance in the game. However, after having Shubman Gill’s wicket, they gained quite a rhythm. However, there was one moment that turned several heads and it was Faf du Plessis’ impeccable catch at the ropes.

It is known that Du Plessis is deemed as one of the greatest fielders in the game. His unique tricks at the ropes have been witnessed by fans on several occasions. In fact, on various occasions, he has walked away with the perfect catch of the match moment.

Talking in the current context, he completed a brilliant catch near the boundary line to send back Eoin Morgan who was batting at eight runs. The ball was near ropes and Du Plessis being his usual best, left the ball in the air to maintain his balance and caught it afterward to make it a clean catch. As soon as he completed his catch, the CSK squad ran in happiness to congratulated the excelled fielder.

Faf du Plessis continued the game with a bleeding knee

It was only a few moments before when the capable Protean left a catch on the field which was quite tricky to complete. However, not this time around as he was adamant to get success for CSK. Talking about the game, KKR chose to bat first and put a fighting total on the board by pasting 171 runs in 20 overs. He further grabbed appreciation for fielding with a bleeding knee.

Rahul Tripathi missed his close half fifty (45 off 33). Nitish Rana later walked up to add crucial 37 runs on the board from his end. Andre Russell’s 20 and Dinesh Karthik’s 26 off 11 at the end were vital for the team to reach the 171-run mark.

Josh Hazlewood and Shardul Thakur picked two wickets each for CSK but the latter remained extremely economical by conceding just 20 runs in four overs. If CSK takes this game, they will be sure of qualifying for the playoffs stage, making a habit once again.