Watch: Rassie van der Dussen takes an excellent diving catch to dismiss KL Rahul in ongoing IND v SA CWC 2023 match
KL Rahul got dismissed for 8 courtesy a sensational catch from Rassie van der Dussen.
The 37th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign its India against South Africa. On November 5, 2023, this match is being played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India have won all seven of their games thus far, while South Africa have only lost one.
In the match between two teams that have qualified for the semi-finals, Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bat first. India made no changes to their starting lineup, while South Africa added Tabraiz Shamsi in place of Gerald Coetzee.
Rohit Sharma gave India another flying start with a 24-ball 40 that included two sixes and six fours. Shubman Gill also scored 23 runs. However, Virat Kohli, on his 35th birthday, and Shreyas Iyer built a solid foundation for a launch in the closing overs. For the third wicket, they scored 134 runs.
Shreyas Iyer was bowled for 77 runs, including seven fours and two sixes to his name, ending a wonderful partnership.
KL Rahul dismissed by Marco Jansen thanks to an amazing catch by Rassie van der Dussen
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, continued to struggle a bit on a low bounce, two-paced wicket at the Eden Gardens and continued to rotate the strike. He was joined by KL Rahul after Shreyas Iyer was dismissed.
Rahul also struggled to get his timing right on this slow surface in Kolkata and managed to score just 8 runs in 17 balls. He couldn’t hit any four or six as well, as pacers bowled cutters and slower ones with the pitch helping them.
Marco Jansen, who got some stick from Rohit Sharma at the start of the match, came back strongly and got KL Rahul’s wicket. He bowled a 139kph delivery at the length and KL got inside the line of the ball and flicked it. However, the ball went straight towards deep square leg. Rassie van der Dussen ran in and slid sideways on his knees to complete a well-judged catch.
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