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Watch: Karthik plucks a stunner to dismiss Stokes

Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik picked up a stunning one-handed catch to dismiss Rajasthan Royals batsman Ben Stokes.

Karthik plucks a stunner

This year’s edition of Indian Premier League is at the edge of entering into playoffs with only two more games left. Still only Mumbai Indians have qualified for the next stage and five teams are still in contention for the remaining three spots.

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At the moment, Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals are sweating out in almost a quarter final game. Kolkata Knight Riders batted first and put 191 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of seven wickets. In reply, it has not been an expected chase for Rajasthan Royals as they are struggling at 66/5 at the moment.

Meanwhile, Kolkata Knight Riders wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik took an stunning diving catch to dismiss Rajasthan Royals left-handed batsman Ben Stokes off Pat Cummins’ bowling. The southpaw batsman attempted for a lofted shot off the good length delivery and the ball got edged, wayed towards the left of Dinesh Karthik.

The wicket-keeper made a huge leap to his left and grabbed the ball safely with his left hand. This has turned out to be another spectacular catch in this season. It was the second wicket to fall for the chasing team. Ben Stokes was the star performer in the previous two games of Rajasthan Royals.

 

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