IPL 2024
Rashid Khan’s DRS Masterstroke Dismisses Sam Curran in IPL Showdown
By CricShots - Apr 21, 2024 9:53 pm
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In a crucial clash between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2024, spinner Rashid Khan delivered a decisive blow by dismissing Sam Curran, albeit with some drama. Initially, the on-field umpire denied the appeal as the ball struck Curran’s pads, but Shubman Gill’s astute review revealed that it would have hit the stumps, securing the wicket for GT.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan dismissed Sam Curran

Curran’s dismissal further exacerbated PBKS’s woes, as they struggled with top-order collapses once again. Opening in place of skipper Shikhar Dhawan, Curran managed only 20 runs off 19 balls before falling to Rashid’s trap.

At the time of writing, Punjab’s batting lineup faltered, with only late fireworks from Harpreet Brar providing some resistance with a quickfire 29 off 12 balls. They were ultimately bundled out for a paltry 142, largely due to the exceptional performance of GT spinner R Sai Kishore, who claimed a four-wicket haul.

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GT’s spin trio, including Sai Kishore, Mohit, and Omarzai, displayed remarkable control, conceding just 68 runs in 12 overs while capturing seven crucial wickets. This spin stranglehold effectively countered Punjab’s batting onslaught, particularly after losing the toss.

  

Despite Prabhsimran’s early aggression, which contributed to a costly 21-run over conceded by Warrier, Punjab’s top order struggled to capitalize. Three of their top seven batsmen were dismissed for single-digit scores, highlighting the ineffectiveness of their batting unit in the face of GT’s spin prowess.

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Additionally, PBKS’s savvy use of reviews played a pivotal role, overturning initial umpire decisions to dismiss top-order batters. This strategic move underscored their determination to maximize opportunities and challenge GT’s dominance on the field.