IPL 2024
Ravichandran Ashwin Shines With Diving Catch Against MI
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2024 10:41 pm
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In the ongoing clash between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in IPL 2024 at the Wankhede Stadium, the fielding prowess of RR, notably showcased by Ravichandran Ashwin, has been commendable. MI finds themselves under pressure as RR’s stellar bowling performance has been complemented by exceptional fielding, contributing to MI’s struggle on their home turf.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin takes a diving catch

One instance of RR’s brilliance unfolded during Piyush Chawla’s dismissal, where Shimron Hetmyer’s sensational dive sent the veteran leg-spinner packing for just 3 runs off 6 balls. Despite being promoted up the order, Chawla couldn’t deliver, credit to Hetmyer’s outstanding effort.

Following Chawla’s exit, Ashwin displayed his fielding prowess with a spectacular diving catch, ending the innings of Tilak Varma, who emerged as a lone warrior for MI in the face of RR’s dominance. Varma, battling under pressure, contributed a vital 32 runs off 29 balls, featuring two sixes and stabilizing MI’s innings alongside Hardik Pandya.

WATCH – Shimron Hetmyer’s Flying Catch Stuns Mumbai Indians At Wankhede

Varma’s departure marked the beginning of the end for MI’s batting lineup, with RR efficiently wrapping up the remaining wickets. Though Tim David struggled to make an impact, managing only 17 runs off 24 balls before being dismissed by Nandre Burger.

 

Yuzvendra Chahal emerged as the star bowler for RR, claiming three crucial wickets for a mere 11 runs. Trent Boult also shone, contributing with three wickets, while Avesh Khan and Nandre Burger shared the remaining wickets. Ashwin, though unsuccessful in taking a wicket, played a pivotal role in the fielding department.

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Despite RR’s dominance, MI’s fighting spirit, highlighted by Varma’s resilient innings, ensured they crossed the 100-run mark, salvaging a respectable total amidst a challenging start. However, RR’s overall performance, bolstered by their exceptional fielding, has put them in a commanding position in the match.