IPL 2024
KL Rahul’s Flying Catch Dismisses Ajinkya Rahane In Chennai
By CricShots - Apr 23, 2024 8:44 pm
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In a gripping start to the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Chennai Super Kings, Captain KL Rahul showcased his brilliance with a stunning catch, setting the tone for his team’s performance. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, KL Rahul’s decision paid dividends immediately as his exceptional catch behind the stumps dismissed Ajinkya Rahane for just 1 run.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul took a flying catch

Matt Henry, the New Zealand pacer, initiated the bowling for LSG at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. In the first over, Henry conceded only a few singles and a double before delivering a precise delivery in the corridor of uncertainty. Rahane, attempting a drive, could not connect cleanly, resulting in an edge behind the stumps.

Despite the ball initially appearing out of reach for KL Rahul, he executed a remarkable one-handed dive to his right, securing the catch and providing his team with an early breakthrough. Rahane’s departure added to his ongoing struggle as an opener in IPL 2024, with another disappointing outing.

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This failure adds to Rahane’s recent string of low scores since being promoted to open the innings earlier in the tournament. Despite opportunities against Mumbai Indians and LSG, he has failed to make a significant impact, further highlighting his challenges in the current season.

At the time of reporting, CSK stood at 129 for 3 in the 14th over, with Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shivam Dube at the crease. Seeking a return to the winning track after a recent loss to LSG, CSK aims to regain momentum in the ongoing contest.

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Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Daryl Mitchell, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mustafizur Rahman, Matheesha Pathirana

Lucknow Super Giants (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul (c & wk), Marcus Stoinis, Deepak Hooda, Nicholas Pooran, Ayush Badoni, Krunal Pandya, Matt Henry, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohsin Khan, Yash Thakur