Watch: David Warner snaps a sharp low catch running in

Warner took a brilliant catch which reflected his aggressive intent coming into a do or die encounter against the Mumbai Indians.

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad are the defending champions in IPL 2017 but still haven’t sealed a spot in the playoffs. They need to win their last league game to guarantee a position in the last four. In their penultimate league game – against Mumbai Indians at home – SRH did a great job of restricting the table toppers for just 138.

Electing to bat first, Rohit Sharma’s MI were off to a sluggish start as they lost last match’s hero Lendl Simmons and Nitish Rana inside the powerplay. Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel and skipper Rohit Sharma had the job of doing the repair work as their side reached 36/2 after 6 overs.

Siddharth Kaul started the seventh over. The Punjab pacer has been brilliant with his knuckle ball which the batsmen have found hard to pick. Patel, in quest of a few quick runs, wanted to attack Kaul early in the over. Kaul bowled his knuckleball and Patel failed to pick it as he went on to hit over the bowler’s head but could only scoop it towards the long on fielder.

In marched David Warner, who had stationed himself at long on. From the first, he never looked like getting to it until he put in quick strides in the end and grabbed a good low catch to send Patel back to the dug-out.

It might not look sensational but it was a terrific effort from the Australian opener. Not many people would have gone for the catch which makes this catch special and highlights the aggressive mindset of Warner. He meant business tonight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and was pumped up as soon as he caught the ball, throwing it over his head in celebration.

Such catches lift the entire unit up and with Mumbai Indians reeling at 36/3, Sunrisers Hyderabad applied more pressure on them thereby restricting the visitors to a below par total.

Watch the video here: (Via IPL Facebook page)