IPL 2019: They say catches win matches and the catch by Ben Stokes has not yet won the Royals the match but has helped in turning the tables. It was a breathtaking catch taken by Ben Stokes at backward point. The ball was short and outside off-stump, Kedar threw his bat at that hoping it will fly over Stokes at point, but it did not as a full-stretch Stokes plucked it out of thin air. Stokes dived like a goalkeeper to cling on to a miraculous catch. It is one of the best catches of the season thus far, undoubtedly. The catch truly lifted the spirit of the Royals. Kedar was dismissed for one off four balls. Also Read - India vs England: Pitch Talk to Ben Stokes Abusing Mohammed Siraj, Controversies That Spiced up The Test Series
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It was an outstanding catch as he was in the air when he caught the ball and that makes the catch special. Defending 152, the Royals needed early wickets to make a game out of it. This is one catch that has changed the mood in the RR and the CSK camp.
Earlier in the day, Chennai Super Kings rode on some disciplined bowling effort to restrict Rajasthan Royals to a modest 151/7 in their Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, here on Thursday.
Despite having some star batsmen in their line-up, Chennai bowlers jolted Rajasthan at regular intervals. It was Shreyas Gopal’s quickfire seven-ball 19* down the order that helped the hosts cross the 150-run mark.
For Chennai, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja picked up two wickets each while Mitchell Santner bagged one.