IPL 2024
Pat Cummins’ Spectacular Catch Dismisses Sam Curran in IPL Clash
By CricShots - Apr 9, 2024 11:24 pm
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Pat Cummins once again displayed his incredible versatility on the cricket field during the Sunrisers Hyderabad versus Punjab Kings clash at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Chandigarh. Leading the Sunrisers Hyderabad side, Cummins showcased his fielding prowess with a remarkable catch to dismiss the formidable Sam Curran.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins took an exceptional catch

As Punjab Kings struggled at 20 for 3, Curran, alongside Sikandar Raza, aimed to stabilize the innings. However, Cummins intervened in the 10th over, shattering their partnership and leaving Punjab Kings reeling at 58 for 4. Curran attempted a lofted shot off T Natarajan’s delivery, seemingly aiming for a boundary over mid-off.

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Initially appearing out of reach, Cummins sprinted backward, leapt into the air, and clutched the ball with both hands before safely landing on the ground. Despite the challenging catch, Cummins maintained control, ensuring Curran’s departure after a brief but impactful 29 runs off 22 balls.

As of the latest update, Punjab Kings stood at 75 for 4 in the 12th over, requiring 108 more runs for their third victory of the season. Earlier in the match, Sunrisers Hyderabad, under the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan, opted to bowl first after winning the toss. Despite a shaky start, SRH posted a competitive total of 182/9 in their allotted 20 overs.

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Facing early setbacks with the dismissals of Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, and Aiden Markram within the powerplay, SRH rallied back. Although Rahul Tripathi and Heinrich Klaasen faltered, Nitish Reddy emerged as a hero, smashing an impressive 64 runs from just 34 balls, steering his team to a commendable total.