The veteran Indian wicket-keeper, Dinesh Karthik, who is playing for India C in the final of Deodhar Trophy against India B, took a stunning one-handed catch while diving to his left to send India B skipper Parthiv Patel back to the pavilion on Monday. In the ninth over, Ishan Porel bowled a good length delivery that took the outside edge of Parthiv Patel’s bat and the ball went flying into the hands of Dinesh Karthik.
Here is the video of the catch:
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 4, 2019
Karthik’s stunning catch was appreciated by fans on Twitter. One of the fans tweeted: “And people call him over aged..his time is over..he is 34…but the truth is that still he can fly like a bird like in 2007 where he took the stunner to dismiss smith… @DineshKarthik take a bow”.
And people call him ovwr aged..his time is over..he is 34…but the truth is that still he can fly like a bird like in 2007 where he took the stunner to dismiss smith… @DineshKarthik take a bow🙌 pic.twitter.com/a3cE8AanyN
— Sahil (@imsahil_27) November 4, 2019
— Aravind (@netcitizen) November 4, 2019
— Karthik Robben (@KarthikRobben) November 4, 2019
India B had a forgettable start as they lost both their openers inside the first 10 overs. Ishan Porel, who accounted for both the openers, picked up his second five-wicket haul in List A cricket. Apart from him, Jalaj Saxena and Axar Patel picked up a wicket each. For India B, the youngster Yashasvi Jaiswal and Kedar Jadhav scored half-centuries while Vijay Shankar also chipped in with a quick knock of 45 off 33 balls.
All-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham played a blistering cameo of 35 runs off just 10 deliveries towards the fag end of the innings to lift his side to a fighting total of 283 for seven in 50 overs.
Coming to chase down the target of 284, India C openers, Shubman Gill and Mayank Agarwal were dismissed under the first 12 overs itself. They failed to recover from the same as they are currently reeling at 79/5 after 19 overs with their in-form batsman, Dinesh Kartik also went back to the pavilion.