IPL 2024
Axar Patel’s Spectacular Catch Dismisses Wriddhiman Saha
By CricShots - Apr 24, 2024 11:39 pm
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In the gripping showdown between Delhi Capitals (DC) and Gujarat Titans (GT), Axar Patel emerged as a game-changer with a spectacular catch that dismissed Wriddhiman Saha, providing DC with a much-needed breakthrough at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. As GT chased a formidable target of 225 runs, their skipper Shubman Gill fell early in the second over, setting a tense tone for the innings.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel took a reflex catch

However, Wriddhiman Saha and Sai Sudharsan steadied GT’s ship, maintaining a steady scoring pace and keeping their team in the hunt. By the end of the powerplay, GT had reached 67 for 1, with the duo ensuring the run rate stayed around 10. With DC seeking a breakthrough, it was Axar Patel who delivered in the tenth over.

Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav bowled a tempting delivery outside off stump, enticing Saha to go for an aerial shot over the infield. Saha connected well with the ball, aiming towards the cover region, but Axar Patel had other plans. With remarkable athleticism, Axar leapt high and snatched the ball out of the air, orchestrating a crucial breakthrough for DC.

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Wriddhuman Saha departed after a commendable 39 runs off 25 balls, including five fours and a six. Axar Patel’s impact wasn’t limited to fielding alone. In the very next over, he struck again with the ball, dismissing Azmatullah Omarzai for just one run, further denting GT’s chase at 98 for 3, eventually they last teh game by 3 runs.

Earlier in the match, Axar had showcased his all-round prowess, contributing a vital half-century and partnering with captain Rishabh Pant in a formidable 113-run stand for the fourth wicket. Their partnership rescued DC from a precarious position of 44 for 3, ultimately enabling them to post a challenging total.

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Axar’s pivotal contributions with both bat and field exemplified his value to the DC side, playing a decisive role in their quest for victory against GT.

Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Abishek Porel, Shai Hope, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Anrich Nortje, Khaleel Ahmed, Mukesh Kumar

Gujarat Titans (Playing XI): Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill (c), David Miller, Azmatullah Omarzai, Rahul Tewatia, Shahrukh Khan, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Noor Ahmad, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Warrier