RR vs RCB [WATCH]: Rovman Powell defies gravity with a mind-boggling catch to dismiss Faf du Plessis in the Eliminator

May 22, 2024

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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 Eliminator at Ahmedabad’s iconic Narendra Modi Stadium is currently taking place between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in a high-stakes battle for a spot in Qualifier 2. Amidst the intense competition, one moment of brilliance stood out – Rovman Powell‘s sensational catch to dismiss RCB captain Faf du Plessis left the packed stadium and cricket enthusiasts worldwide in awe.

Rovman Powell’s spectacular catch

The incident took place during the 5th over of RCB’s innings, with Du Plessis was batting on 17. Left-arm pacer Trent Boult delivered a searing bouncer and Du Plessis, aiming for an uppercut, seemed to have executed it perfectly as the ball rocketed towards the boundary.

However, Powell, sprinting from mid-off, launched himself horizontally and grabbed the ball in a gravity-defying catch that will be remembered as one of the greatest in IPL history. The West Indian all-rounder’s athleticism and quick reflexes not only resulted in the crucial dismissal of du Plessis but also provided a highlight that will be replayed for years to come.

Here is the video:

Rovman Powell, you beauty 🤩

Sheer brilliance to lift 🆙 his side 🩷#RCB lose their skipper!

Watch the match LIVE on @JioCinema and @StarSportsIndia 💻📱#TATAIPL | #RRvRCB | #Eliminator | #TheFinalCall pic.twitter.com/7oEofIN4DG

— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 22, 2024

Also READ: IPL 2024 – Fans react as Faf du Plessis’ picture of closely observing the prestigious trophy breaks the internet

Notably, in addition to his extraordinary catch to dismiss Du Plessis, Powell took two more crucial catches, showcasing his exceptional fielding skills and making a substantial impact on the game.

Rajat Patidar, Virat Kohli guide RCB to a competitive total

Despite the early loss of their captain, RCB managed to post a competitive total of 172/8 in their 20 overs. Virat Kohli gave a strong start with a composed 33 off 24 balls. Rajat Patidar emerged as the top-scorer for RCB, hitting 34 from 22 balls, including two fours and two sixes. Mahipal Lomror added valuable runs with his quickfire 32 from 17 balls.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the standout bowler for RR, delivering a masterful spell with figures of 2 for 19 in his four overs. Avesh Khan also made significant contributions with the ball, taking three wickets, though he conceded 44 runs.

Also READ: RR and RCB IPL record at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad

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