Sandeep Sharma produced what could potentially be the catch of the season during the game today. The delivery was a slower one and had a length outside off, and Suryakumar Yadav attempted to ramp it over short fine leg. Although he didn’t connect it perfectly, he felt he had hit it well enough. However, the ball hung in the air for a brief moment, allowing Sharma to spring into action from his position inside the circle. With an impressive display of athleticism, Sharma raced back and flung himself forward in a full-stretch dive to grab the ball with his left hand. As he landed on the ground with a thud, the ball remained securely held in his grasp. .It was a game-changing catch that has the potential to decide the outcome of the match.
With Surya dismissed, the match is right in balance at this point. Tim David and Tilak Verma are at the crease with 48 needed in 3 overs.
Earlier in the 213 chase against Rajasthan Royals in the IPL 2023 match at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, Mumbai Indians were able to maintain control with the assistance of Ishan Kishan and Cameron Green. Ishan and Green combined 62 runs for the second wicket after the hosts lost captain Rohit Sharma early before Ashwin dismissed the wicketkeeper-batter for 28(23). The wily old off-spinning wizard then dismissed Green (44 off 26) in his following over. This was Ashwin’s 300th T20 wicket.
Tilak Varma and Suryakumar Yadav were in charge of the chase as they were scoring runs quickly. Yashasvi Jaiswal earlier held down a steady position at one end and guided Rajasthan Royals to 212/7 in 20 overs. Before losing his wicket in the last over , he had scored 124 (62).
Jos Butler played second fiddle to Jaiswal who was on fire. Before Buttler was bowled for 18(19) in the eighth over by Piyush Chawla, the pair had added 72 runs for the first wicket. Jaiswal kept up his slaughterer, hitting triple figures in 53 balls. His innings, in which he batted at a strike rate of 200, included 16 boundaries and 8 maximums.
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