WATCH: Faf Du Plessis takes a stunner in the boundary ropes to dismiss KKR skipper

Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat first in the 38th match of the 2021 edition of IPL against Chennai Super Kings at Abu Dhabi. Eoin Morgan and co went unchanged after a victory against MI while CSK replace Dwayne Bravo with Sam Curran. Both the teams are in a good momentum as both are yet to lose a match after resumption. Whosoever gains two points from this match moves closer to the playoffs qualification. CSK are currently in the 2nd position while KKR are at 4th position.

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Shubham Gill started well with a couple of boundaries before getting involved in a mix-up with Venkatesh Iyer and getting run out in the final ball of the first over. Shardul Thakur dismissed Iyer after the player struck three boundaries. KKR scored 50 runs losing 2 wickets in the powerplay. Rahul Tripathi continued his form he caught against Mumbai Indians. Skipper Eoin Morgan was standing at one end while Tripathi was hitting CSK bowlers.

However, former South-African skipper Faf Du Plessis caught the attention of many by taking an acrobatic catch in the boundary ropes. In the first ball of the 10th over off Josh Hazlewood’s delivery Morgan mistimed a short ball and directed the ball towards the long on fence where Faf Du Plessis was standing. The Proteas player grabbed the ball just when it was about to go over the ropes. Du Plessis jumped outside and returned back to the field and grabbed it again to make sure that his feet did not touch the lines. Du Plessis remained calm and composed and completed the catch and successfully dismissed the opponent teams skipper.

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Morgan walked to the pavilion after scoring 8 off 14 deliveries. Morgan’s poor form with the willow continues. When Morgan left the pitch, KKR scored 70 runs losing 3 wickets after 9.1 overs.

It will be important for KKR to put up a huge score on the board else it will be difficult for KKR to defend the total in front of CSK’s batting line-up.

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