Kings XI Punjab and Rajasthan Royals met each other for the ninth game of the season. Both sides were coming off the back of a victory and wanted to carry their winning run into the game as well. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Kings XI Punjab side put up a show on display with the bat and scored runs in abundance. Both the openers for Kings XI Punjab played blistering knocks with Mayank Agarwal scoring a sensational knock of 106 runs whereas KL Rahul managed to score 69 runs. The Kings XI Punjab team reached a total of 223 runs for the loss of two wickets after a quickfire 25 runs off eight balls from the Caribbean wicket-keeper Nicholas Pooran.
Chasing 224 Rajasthan Royals had a shaky start after losing a quick wicket of Jos Buttler who could score just four runs. However, both the stars from the last game Sanju Samson and Steven Smith took the matters in their hands and started smashing the ball all around the field. Though, Nicholas Pooran produced one mesmerizing moment on the field which captured the attention of all the fans on the field.
This Save from Nicholas Pooran will leave you Speechless
Murugan Ashwin was bowling the eight over. On the third bowl of the over Sanju Samson pulled one ball into the mid-wicket. However, Nicholas Pooran won the hearts on this shot by what can be adjudged as a superhuman effort in the deep. Nicholas Pooran leaped full length across the boundary-stretching the maximum possible and caught the ball with the left hand. He bettered the effort when he threw the ball millisecond before falling on the ground to complete a sensational fielding effort. Kevin Pieterson who was in the commentary box stated “That’s the best I have seen.”
All the commentators and fans were left stunned by the effort. Here is the video of the effort:
What a Sensational Save from this man! Nicholas Pooran shows the goodness of wicketkeeper as fielder.
— Hari Ganesh (@harimsrv) September 27, 2020