DC vs LSG: Watch: Axar Patel takes phenomenal diving catch to end Nicholas Pooran’s fighting knock

Axar Patel catch

The way Nicholas Pooran batted against Delhi Capitals on Tuesday (May 14), they needed something special to get rid of him and Axar Patel did exactly that.

The DC all-rounder came up with a brilliant catch to dismiss the Lucknow Super Giants star and put his team in the bouncer’s seat. Chasing 209, LSG were in all sorts of trouble after being reduced to 44 for 4 and then 71 for 5. However, Nicholas Pooran revived his hopes by smashing a 20-ball fifty.

The West Indies star was fighting a lonely battle for LSG against DC. However, before he could lead his team into a strong position, a good catch by Axar Patel ended his stay in the crease. On the first ball of the 12th over, Mukesh Kumar bowled a short delivery well outside off stump.

The ball was there to be hit and Nicholas Pooran did not hesitate. He made a good connection as he hit the ball into covers. It looked like the ball was going to fly past Axar Patel. However, the all-rounder had other ideas and dived to his right to make a brilliant catch. Pooran departed after scoring 61 runs off 27 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes.

Watch Axar Patel’s snap to dismiss Nicholas Pooran:

Talking about the game, DC were 156 for 7 in the 17th over at the time of writing this report. Arshad Khan and Yudhvir Singh Charak were fighting for LSG in the middle.

Early in the game, half-centuries from Abishek Porel and Tristan Stubbs propelled DC to a grand total of 208 for 7 in 20 overs in the must-win clash. Porel scored 58 off 33 balls, while Stubbs remained unbeaten on 57 off 25 balls.

“It was pretty difficult when I came in. I couldn’t get a certain intensity, but once I started, it started flowing. I always feel like I can give myself a little time and then catch up. You never know. I’m in this field, but it’s slowing down a bit. little and I hope it’s enough. Just playing in front of so many people is incredible,” Stubbs said after the hit.