IPL 2024
Shreyas Gopal’s Spectacular Catch Dismisses Harpreet Bhatia
By CricShots - Apr 18, 2024 11:59 pm
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In the high-stakes clash between Punjab Kings and Mumbai Indians in IPL 2024, Punjab’s chase of 193 runs kicked off on a disastrous note as they lost Prabhsimran Singh’s wicket in the very first over. Jasprit Bumrah, Mumbai Indians’ ace pacer, made early inroads in the second over. His lethal bowling castled Rilee Rossouw for just one run, followed by the dismissal of PBKS skipper Sam Curran for six, leaving PBKS struggling at 14 for 3.

Shreyas Gopal
Shreyas Gopal took an exceptional catch

The misery continued for Punjab as Gerald Coetzee sent Liam Livingstone packing for one, leaving them reeling at 14 for 4 by the third over. Shashank Singh and Harpreet Singh Bhatia then tried to stabilize the innings, ensuring no further damage in the powerplay. However, their efforts were short-lived as Shreyas Gopal’s brilliance ended Bhatia’s stay, reducing PBKS to 49 for 5 in the seventh over.

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Shreyas Gopal’s breakthrough came with a sensational catch off his own bowling. He delivered a short ball outside off stump, enticing Bhatia to rock back and play a backfoot shot. Bhatia’s shot seemed destined for safety, but Gopal stunned everyone with a diving catch to his left, completing the dismissal.

  

As of the latest update, PBKS was struggling at 77 for 5 in the 10th over, with Shashank Singh and Jitesh Sharma battling to keep their side afloat. Mumbai Indians had set a formidable target of 193, thanks to Suryakumar Yadav’s brilliant 78-run knock, supported by crucial contributions from Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma.

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The match promises more twists and turns as both teams fight tooth and nail for victory in this crucial encounter.

Punjab Kings (Playing XI): Rilee Rossouw, Prabhsimran Singh, Sam Curran(c), Jitesh Sharma(w), Liam Livingstone, Shashank Singh, Ashutosh Sharma, Harpreet Brar, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh

Mumbai Indians (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya(c), Tim David, Romario Shepherd, Mohammad Nabi, Gerald Coetzee, Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah
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