Delhi Capitals (DC) opener, Prithvi Shaw has been one of the finest emerging batters in Indian cricket and has showcased it in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 so far. Once again, he played a fiery knock of 41 off 20 balls against Punjab Kings (PBKS) which came to an end with a well-judged catch by Nathan Ellis near the boundary line.
DC has witnessed a dominating game against PBKS. Winning the toss, DC decided to bowl first and they managed to bundle out PBKs for a meager score of 15. The chase was an easy task for DC as Prithvi Shaw and David Warner gave the team a blistering start. They scored 83 runs from 6.3 overs for the first wicket. Shaw scored 41 runs from 20 balls studded with seven boundaries and a single six.
Rahul Chahar was bowling the 8th over of the innings and provided the breakthrough for the team. He bowled the third delivery of the over outside off and Prithvi Shaw tried to drag it on the leg side with a slog sweep, but he failed to time the ball well and it went up in the air towards mid-wicket. Nathan Ellis was fielding in the deep mid-wicket and he steadied himself to take the catch. Ellis judged it very well and took catch comfortably near the ropes.
Here is the video of the catch from Nathan Ellis:
Delhi Capitals (Playing XI): Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Lalit Yadav, Sarfaraz Khan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed
Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Shahrukh Khan, Kagiso Rabada, Nathan Ellis, Rahul Chahar, Vaibhav Arora, Arshdeep Singh
Here is the how the fans reacted:
— Puneet Kush (@kushpuneet) April 20, 2022
Want Prithvi Shaw in white ball setup from now in Indian Team ✍️.
— 𝐑. (@Radz_17) April 20, 2022
Prithvi Shaw is a good option for India in the T20I World Cup. The thing I like about him is that he operates in two extremes. He either gets out quickly without wasting many deliveries or plays the kind of knock he is playing today.
— Sreejith Mullappilli (@Mullappilli) April 20, 2022
Prithvi Shaw today:-
•Completed 2000 runs in T20s with the strike rate of – 149.43.
•Completed 1500 runs in IPL with the strike rate of – 149.47. pic.twitter.com/699Qf9H6Eg
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) April 20, 2022
Prithvi Shaw's fireworks ends on 41 in just 20 balls. What a show by him chasing just 116, great knock.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 20, 2022
Prithvi shaw is a fcuking monster in the pp
— Yash (@imyash0007) April 20, 2022