In the sixth match of IPL 2022, between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai fans witnessed a stunning catch by David Willey running backward from square fine.
It’s just the sixth match of IPL 2022 and David Willey’s catch is one for the tournament. This incident happened on the fifth ball of the sixth over.
Akash Deep bowled a fast 140kph hard length short delivery on which Nitish tried to clear it but was beaten by the pace and ended up hitting the ball in the air.
It looked like the ball would have landed between David Willey and Shahbaz Ahmed but Willey covered the ground good enough and kept his eyes under the ball and went for the catch with two hands and successfully managed to get hold of the ball.
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Commentary of the same-
Akash Deep to Nitish Rana, out Caught by Willey!! Great catch by Willey. Running back from backward square/short fine. Pacy 140kph delivery which hits the pitch hard on a length, Nitish Rana takes it on but is clearly rushed by the pace of the ball, skies it and it looks to be landing between Willey and Shahbaz at the deep square but the former keeps his eyes and takes it two-handed and slides to complete the catch. Nitish Rana tonight looked to be a man in a hurry. David Willey bowled a couple of overs in the game and gave just 7 runs.
Royal Challengers Bangalore restricted Kolkata Knight Riders for 128 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore Captain, Faf Du Plessis won the toss and elected to field first. The decision of fielding first became fruitful as they picked three wickets in the powerplay. After Powerplay Wanindu Hasaranga bowled brilliantly and scalped four wickets. From another end, Harshal picked two wickets and KKR was pushed for 101 for 9 down. Umesh Yadav and Varun added 27 runs for the last wicket which took KKR to post a score of 128.