Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik grabbed a breathtaking running catch to dismiss Quinton De Kock during the match against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. It however turned out to be a pretty disappointing outing for the visitors as they were totally ended up losing the game by nine wickets. The loss against Mumbai meant that KKR are well and truely out of the tournament as far as the ongoing season is concerned.
Chasing a modest total of 134 to win, Mumbai got off to a flier as the opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Quinton De Kock knitted a crucial 46-run stand to set the tone for the home side. de Kock in particular absolutely teed with the KKR bowlers upfront before mistiming a short one off Prasidh Krishna in the first ball of the 7th over to bring about his own downfall. It was a fantastic running catch from KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik that saw Mumbai lose their first and only wicket of the game.
It was a short ball bowled at the body from Prasidh Krishna which and de Kock ended up top edging the hook intended towards fine leg. The ball seemed to be in the air for eternity and Karthik covered a lot of ground running backwards before timing the dive to perfection to complete a stunning catch. It was an inspirational moment from the KKR skipper, the kind of fairytale moment that can turn a match or even a tournament, on its head.
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There was however no coming back for the visitors as Mumbai chased down the paltry 134 run target comfortably without losing any further wicket.