Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav pulled off a magical diving catch to dismiss Mumbai Indians batter Rohit Sharma. After a sub-par bowling effort, MI got off to a blistering start with Ishan Kishan and Sharma scoring runs all over Wankhede Stadium.
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Continuing this carnage with that bat, the Indian national team captain decided to take on Suyash Sharma and smashed the young leggie for a glorious six. Then on the fifth ball of the over, Sharma punched a fullish ball towards mid-on where Umesh Yadav was stationed.
As the Vidharba pacer spotted the ball, he made goal-keeper-style dive towards his left and completed an athletic catch. Rohit departing at a score of 20 was surprised by the effort and was spotted laughing as he walked back.
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But the catch wasn't enough for the Kolkata Knight Riders as MI batters blasted through the KKR bowling attack registering a five-wicket win. India batter Suryakumar Yadav was the star performer for the five-time champs as he scored a brilliant 43 in 25 balls with four fours and three sixes.
Reacting to the loss, Kolkata captain Nitish Rana felt bad for Venkatesh Iyer, who scored a magnificent century in the first innings. He said, " I think we were 15-20 runs short. Credit to PC bhai (Piyush Chawla) for the way he bowled. Feel bad for Venky, he scored a hundred, played so well but finished on the losing side. The whole team knows this was the second hundred for a player from KKR. Other players from our side will also score hundreds going forward."