India’s wicketkeeper KL Rahul drew plaudits for his sensational catch against Bangladesh during the 17th match of the ongoing edition of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup. KL Rahul kept the wickets superbly so far in the game in which he remained alert because of which, he was able to take a one-handed scorcher to dismiss Bangladesh’s prospect Mehidy Hasan Miraz.
The incident happened during the first ball of the 25th over, when India’s right-arm paceman, Mohammed Siraj was brought into the bowling attack by Rohit Sharma. The Indian captain’s bowling change did the trick and provided a much-needed breakthrough for Team India. Siraj got rid of Mehidy Hasan Miraz with a cross-seam delivery which was going down the leg stump.
KL Rahul pulls off a one-handed stunner to dismiss Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Just as when the ball was angling further down the leg stump, Mehidy Hasan Miraz attempted to get some connection with the bat in a bid to score four runs. However, KL Rahul, who was behind the stumps read the situation well in advance before taking a catch in one hand. The wicketkeeper dived fully towards his left to grab the ball in his left hand to send Mehidy Hasan packing for 3 (13).
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The Indian teammates rushed towards him to laud him for his spectacular fielding effort. Earlier in the game, Bangladesh’s interim skipper Shanto won the toss and opted to bat first in Pune. The Tigers got off to a good start with Tanzid Hasan and Litton Das as the duo added a 93-run opening partnership before Tanzid departed for 51 runs (5 fours and 3 sixes).
Kuldeep Yadav trapped the batter for an LBW which helped India get back into the game. Litton Das performed ever so well by scoring 66 runs before falling prey to Ravindra Jadeja’s delivery as Shubman Gill took a regulation catch at long-off. Ravindra Jadeja has been the pick of the bowlers for the team so far. He also got rid of Bangladesh’s interim captain Shanto (8) for a leg before wicket.