Colin Ingram – Axar Patel catch vs KXIP: Delhi Capitals’ batsman put on display an outstanding fielding effort to dismiss Chris Gayle.
During the 37th match of the ongoing 12th season of the Indian Premier League between Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab at Delhi, Delhi Capitals batsman Colin Ingram put on display an outstanding fielding effort on the boundary to send back Kings XI Punjab opening batsman Chris Gayle.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 13th over when Gayle’s nearly hit his sixth six of the innings. In what was another lofted shot off Delhi leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, Gayle didn’t time the ball as well as he would have liked.
Ingram, who was fielding at deep mid-wicket, grabbed the catch comfortably first up but him losing his balance saw him throwing the ball to Axar Patel at a significant distance. The manner in which Ingram made sure that he passed the ball to Patel before crossing the boundary ropes was what called for acclamation for the South African cricketer.
Gayle, who opened the batting with Lokesh Rahul (12), was enroute another potential game-changing innings. Before getting out, the Universe Boss ended up scoring 69 (37) with the help of six fours and five sixes.
With Kings XI also losing all-rounder Sam Curran (0) in the same over, it meant that they have lost half their side in the 13th over. With batsman Mandeep Singh and captain Ravichandran Ashwin in the middle, Punjab needs a partnership from their last recognized batting pair.
Earlier, Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer won the toss and chose to field.
Watch the full video:
WATCH: Ingram-Axar’s perfect relay catch 👌⚡️
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Just as I finished tweeting, Gayle’s gone as has Curran, swinging the game Delhi’s way massively https://t.co/c2VyfbPmQe
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) April 20, 2019
Wowzers!!! What a brilliant double play. Love these fielding innovations that have come into the game. Super stuff Ingram! #DCvKXIP
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) April 20, 2019
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) April 20, 2019
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) April 20, 2019
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