In the much-awaited Qualifier 2 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 Rajasthan Royals (RR) is locking horns with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on May 27 (Friday). RR fast bowler, Obed McCoy took an absolute blinder to send back Glenn Maxwell and it helped RR to come back in the game.
After winning the toss, RR skipper, Sanju Samson decided to bowl first citing the unpredictability of a new pitch. As expected, both the teams made no changes to their respective playing XIs. RCB suffered an early blow as they lost the wicket of Virat Kohli early in the second over itself. This was followed by an important partnership between Rajat Patidar and Faf du Plessis.
However, Faf du Plessis went back dismissed for 25 from 27 balls, and then, Glenn Maxwell walked out to bat. Maxwell enjoys batting against spinners is a well-known fact and he did just that as he smashed boundaries in the over of Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal to the cleaners. But Glenn Maxwell’s cameo was cut short by some brilliance in the field.
On the final ball of the thirteenth over, Trent Boult bowled a short ball to Maxwell who tried to hit him over fine-leg. But he failed to find good timing on the ball and it resulted in Obed McCoy taking a spectacular flying catch to end his stay. During his innings, Glenn Maxwell scored 24 from 13 balls which included 2 sixes and 1 boundary.
Here is the video of the catch from Obed McCoy:
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Obed McCoy, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis (c), Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Mahipal Lomror, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Harshal Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Mohammed Siraj
Here is how the fans reacted to the catch:
— Rajasthan Royals Fans Army™ – RR Fan Club (@RoyalsFansArmy) May 27, 2022
Is that a bird ? Is that a plane ? No no that is obed McCoy. pic.twitter.com/VImVsRdhst
— Subham. (@subhsays) May 27, 2022
That bashful smile of Obed McCoy, so beautiful.
— K Balakumar (@kbalakumar) May 27, 2022
— Bibekananda Sahu (@IamBibeka) May 27, 2022
— Thyview (@Thyview) May 27, 2022
One of the best catches of IPL 2022 – Obed McCoy. pic.twitter.com/e2ThfSAn5F
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) May 27, 2022
Brilliant stuff from Obed McCoy, what a catch that is. pic.twitter.com/oXafpEFZve
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 27, 2022
Obed McCoy, are you serious ???? pic.twitter.com/tZg5NV6L6Z
— The Alchemist (@ponananthvs) May 27, 2022
insane catch by obed McCoy
— TVkachu #Ely200K 💙💛 I got exposd 📌 (@TVkachu_) May 27, 2022