Brandon King CPL catch: Guyana Amazon Warriors’ young player remained athletic on the ground throughout the match.
During the first match of the eighth season of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors opening batsman Brandon King made up for him not contributing anything to the team’s score on the back of getting grabbing three catches.
King, who dropped Trinbago Knight Riders all-rounder Sunil Narine earlier in the innings, seemed to have not just learn quickly from his mistake but also execute it in the best manner possible.
It all happened on the first delivery of penultimate over of the match when Knight Riders wicket-keeper batsman Tim Seifert chased a wide slower delivery only to hit it towards the left of King at mid-off.
King, 25, ran a few steps towards the ball before catching it only with his left hand to become a source of amazement for fans around the globe who were watching the match from the comfort of their homes.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the previous over, Seifert scored 2 (3) on his CPL debut. However, his failure didn’t affect the team as Narine scoring 50 (28) with the help of two fours and four sixes had put Knight Riders on the right path to chase a 145-run target in 17 overs.
Narine, who also registered bowling figures of 4-0-19-2 in the first innings, was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ for his brilliant all-round effort and rightly so.
After Trinbago captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and invited Guyana in to bat, they scored 144/5 in 17 overs on the back of batsman Shimron Hetmyer scoring a well-made 63* (44) including a couple of fours and sixes respectively.
Brandon King CPL catch
😱 WHAT. A. CATCH! 😱
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) August 18, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
— Mathan Writes (@Cric_writes7) August 18, 2020
SUPER KING (not you, @ChennaiIPL)!
Brandon takes flight and Munro’s gotta go – another beautiful slower ball from Romario Shepherd, early contender for catch of the Hero CPL, and @TKRiders are 58/2 off 7 needing 86 off the last 10.#CPL20 #CricketPlayedLouder #TKRvGAW
— CPL T20 (@CPL) August 18, 2020
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