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Watch: Dinesh Karthik pulls off one-handed blinder in Deodhar Trophy final

India B's captain Parthik Patel was sent back to the pavilion for 14 after India C's Dinesh Karthik efficiently caught an edged ball in the first slip with just his left hand in the final of Deodhar Trophy.

Dinesh Karthik dismissing Parthiv Patel in the Deodhar Trophy final. (Source: Screengrab)

Dinesh Karthik showed off his quick reaction even at the age of 34, playing for India C, in the Deodhar Trophy final in Ranchi on Monday. Dismissing the opposite side’s wicketkeeper, Karthik pulled off a stunning left-handed catch during the first innings.

Adding to the pain of India B’s poor start to the first innings, Karthik’s catch brought them down to 28/2 inside nine overs when Ishan Porel’s full length delivery took the outside edge of Parthiv Patel’s bat.

After opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for a duck, Parthik Patel was sent back to the pavilion for 14. The edged ball that was flying towards first slip was efficiently caught by the 34-year-old wicketkeeper with his left hand.

Twitterati were full of praise for the out-of-form wicketkeeper, some even reminiscing of a Graeme Smith catch he had taken back in 2007.

Despite his heroics behind the wicket, his team failed to restrict India B to a lower total as they posted a decent 283/7 at the end of 50 overs, thanks to Kedar Jadhav’s 83-run knock off 94 deliveries, and 17-year-old Yashasvi Jaiswal’s 54. Ishan Porel shined for India C as he ended the match with the figures 5/43 in 10 overs.

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In their run chase of 284, India C failed in their batting and struggled till the end, when they were defeated by 51 runs in the final. They were bundled up for 232, where Priyam Garg topscored with 74. Dinesh Karthik could only score 3 off 10 deliveries, before he was trapped by India B spinner Shahbaz Nadeem.

First published on: 04-11-2019 at 05:41:57 pm
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