IPL 2022: Tim Southee takes sensational running catch to send back Kagiso Rabada

IPL 2022: Tim Southee takes sensational running catch to send back Kagiso Rabada

Tim Southee had to cover a lot of distance running in from the long-off area to pick up the remarkable catch.

Tim Southee Catch
Tim Southee Catch (Photo Source: Twitter)

New Zealand seamer Tim Southee took a brilliant catch to send back Kagiso Rabada in the IPL 2022 game between Kolkata Knight Riders and the Punjab Kings. The Kiwi star has certainly proved his worth in the side with more than just his bowling. The right-arm seamer had to cover a lot of distance running in from a long-off area and moreover, it was a skier under the lights.

The difficulty of the catch was escalating higher as three fielders were charging in from different directions – Ajinkya Rahane from the long-on area and Andre Russell off his own bowling. Southee, however, never looked like he was in a spot of bother and a calm head was one of the key factors while completing the catch. No wonder, he fields in the slips for the Kiwis in the Tests and his safe hands had served him well so far.

Here’s the video of the sensational catch from Tim Southee

Meanwhile, Rabada was batting well on 25 and was had taken Southee to the cleaners in the latter’s final over. Owing to the same, Punjab Kings had the chance to take the score to 150, which would have been competitive. However, Southee’s catch ensured that the ninth-wicket partnership ended and the very next ball Arshdeep Singh was run-out as well.

The Punjab-based franchise could manage just 137 in the first innings at the Wankhede Pitch, which looked good for batting. Meanwhile, Southee had also executed another good catch on the boundary line to dismiss the dangerous Liam Livingstone which was one of the turning points of the innings.

The catch to dismiss Rabada will certainly feature among the top ones of the season for sure and Southee has certainly made a statement since coming into the side. The veteran has already taken five wickets in the two games he has played so far. In the ongoing game, the New Zealand fast bowler finished with figures of 2/36 in his quota of four overs.