WATCH: Aiden Markram Takes The Catch Of The IPL 2023 To Dismiss Rana: Captain dismissed captain: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Aiden Markram took a stunning catch off his own bowling to get rid of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper, Nitish Rana, when the two met on Thursday evening in the IPL 2023 game in Hyderabad.
It was a stunning catch from the SRH captain as Markram had to cover some distance and put a dive, all while the ball swirling in the air and him running behind.
Rana was looking in good touch today and had scored 42 runs off 30 balls and wanted to hit Markram for a big boundary. Bowling handy off-spinners from around the wicket angle in the absence of Washington Sundar, Markram bowled a full ball on off-stump that turned a bit. Rana mistimed his slog sweep and it went up in the air and was set to fall at the mid-on position. However, the man was stationed at long-on.
Realizing that there was no mid-on and long-on would have taken more time to reach there, Markram himself turned around and ran with the ball swirling in the air behind him.
As the ball neared him, Markram jumped and put in a dive and barely hung on to the ball with both his hands to complete a terrific catch under pressure and difficult circumstances. This splendid take from the SRH captain could well be the catch of the IPL 2023 season.
Watch: Aiden Markram takes a superb diving catch of Nitish Rana
Earlier, Nitish Rana had won the toss and elected to bat first in Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI): Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Marco Jansen, Mayank Markande, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Vaibhav Arora, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy