In a crucial match that could determine their qualification for the IPL Playoffs, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) are currently facing an equal fight against KKR. Currently standing at 15 points, a victory in this match can take them to 17 points, securing their position as the third team to qualify for the playoffs. This leaves only one spot for either the Mumbai Indians or the Royal Challengers Bangalore to compete for.
The game-changing moment came when Yash Thakur delivered a well-disguised slower ball outside off stump to Gurbaz. The batsman attempted an expansive drive but ended up skying the ball. Ravi Bishnoi, positioned at backward point, sprinted backward to take the catch. However, what initially seemed like a routine catch turned into a heart-stopping moment as Bishnoi fumbled the ball twice before finally securing it on the third attempt.
Yash Thakur gets Rahmanullah Gurbaz out as Ravi Bishnoi takes the catch 👏🏻
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The crowd held their breath, and Naveen-ul-Haq, running in from sweeper cover, was ready to lend a hand if needed. Ultimately, Bishnoi’s determination paid off, and he successfully completed the catch.
The catch can prove to be a turning point in the game, with the Impact Player, Yash, providing LSG with the breakthrough they needed. Gurbaz departed after scoring 10 runs off 15 deliveries, boosting LSG’s chances of victory and solidifying their position in the IPL Playoffs.