Fabian Allen catch vs RR: Punjab Kings all-rounder grabs first-rate diving catch to dismiss Liam Livingstone in IPL 2021

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 21/09/2021

Fabian Allen catch: The West Indian all-rounder contributed on the field on a night when he wasn’t called up to bowl left-arm spin.

During the 32nd match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Dubai, Punjab Kings all-rounder Fabian Allen put on display an acrobatic fielding effort to dismiss Rajasthan Royals batsman Liam Livingstone.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 12th over when Livingstone aimed at hitting a second six off Arshdeep Singh’s second over. Having nailed one on the fourth delivery of the same over, Livingstone attempting another one saw him found wanting against Allen’s brilliance.

Running towards his right from deep mid-wicket, Allen timed his dive to perfection to complete a first-rate catch. Allen, who appears to be having a thing for similar catches, has added another one to his collection.

Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the eighth over, Livingstone departed after scoring 25 (17) with the help of two fours and a six. Known for hitting outrageous shots, Livingstone had given glimpses of the same but couldn’t extend his stay in the middle.

Bowling only his second over tonight, Arshdeep picked his second wicket in the form of Livingstone. Earlier, it was Arshdeep who had dismissed RR opening batsman Evin Lewis (36) to break a brisk 54-run opening partnership after PBKS captain Lokesh Rahul won the toss and chose to bowl.

Fabian Allen catch vs RR

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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