Gujarat is currently involved in a Ranji Trophy game with Andhra Pradesh. Both the teams are giving a tough fight to each other on the back of their in-form bowlers and batsmen. There was not any big moment on Day 2 of the encounter except a splendid one hand stunner that was taken by KS Bharat behind the stumps to dismiss Priyank Panchal.
Earlier, Andhra Pradesh won the toss and elected to bat. However, the decision didn’t go in their favour as the team got dismissed for a meagre total of 177 runs. The fans had expected a turnaround on Day 2 and the same happened with Gujarat batsmen finding it difficult to score runs against the Andhra bowlers.
KS Bharat takes a stunner to dismiss Priyank Panchal
Gujarat’s opening duo of Samit Gohel and Priyank Panchal helped their side in getting off to a slow start. They had to hustle out hard for every single run. On the other side, Andhra bowlers were not giving much scope to the batsmen to score runs due to which the pressure began piling up due to which they lost their first big wicket of Panchal at the score of 51.
And, it was made possible on the back of brilliant wicketkeeping done by KS Bharat. The wicket went into the column of the bowler. But, the credits of that wicket should undoubtedly be given to the wicketkeeper Bharat, who took an impossible-looking catch quite easily for his team.
The instance happened in the 15th over of the match when right-handed fast bowler KV Sasikanth bowled a back of length inswinger against Panchal who failed to read the ball. The 29-year-old tried a defensive approach but the red cherry went past him while taking an inside edge towards the wicketkeeper.
And, KS Bharat– the assigned wicketkeeper took a long leap diving towards his left in the blink of an eye and grabbed an astonishing catch with one hand after which Panchal was adjudged out by the umpire.
At the time of the filing of this news, Gujarat was on the score of 282 runs for a loss of five wickets with Chirag Gandhi (53) and Axar Patel (88) on the crease. The duo had already stitched an amazing partnership of 138 runs for the fifth wicket. And, for Andhra Pradesh, Shoaib Md Khan turned out to be the leading wicket-taker, who scalped three wickets for his side.
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