IPL 2021: Kane Williamson pulls off wonderful sliding catch to get rid of dangerous Prithvi Shaw

IPL 2021: Kane Williamson pulls off wonderful sliding catch to get rid of dangerous Prithvi Shaw

Kane Williamson who was stationed at mid-on ran backward a fair distance, kept his eyes on the ball, and completed a wonderful sliding catch.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: Disney + Hotstar)

Fielding is an integral part of cricket. And, in the shorter formats of the game, it is imperative that teams produce good performances on the field, as one dropped catch or one misfield can cost a side dearly.

Kane Williamson is one of the best fielders in modern-day cricket. The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper has a safe pair of hands and is an asset for his side in the fielding department.

Williamson showcased his fielding prowess in the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals on 22nd September 2021 to get rid of the dangerous Prithvi Shaw. Khaleel Ahmed bowled a delivery outside off stump, and Shaw went for a wild one-handed heave.

The right-hander was not in complete control of the shot, and the ball flew in the air. And, that is when Kane Williamson pulled off his master class on the field. The SRH skipper, who was stationed at mid-on ran backward a fair distance, kept his eyes on the ball, and completed a wonderful sliding catch.

You can watch the video of the same below

Sunrisers Hyderabad post a total of 134/9 in the first innings

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side wielded the willow first against the Delhi Capitals (DC) and scored 134/9 in their allotted 20 overs. No SRH batsman could cross the 30-run mark, as the Delhi Capitals bowlers applied pressure and constantly took wickets to keep the opposition in check.

While youngster Abdul Samad top-scored for the SRH side with a brisk 28, Rashid Khan helped himself to a 19-ball 22. For the Delhi Capitals, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, and Axar Patel were amongst the wickets. While Rabada scalped a three-wicket haul, Nortje and Patel picked up 2 wickets each.

At the time of writing, the Delhi Capitals’ scorecard reads 61/1, and the two batsmen who are out in the middle for the Rishabh Pant led side are Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer. While Dhawan is batting on 37, the right-handed Iyer has scored an 18-ball 17.