In a display of exceptional athleticism and fielding prowess, Joburg Super Kings (JSK) skipper Faf du Plessis once again showcased why he is hailed as one of the best fielders in the game. The stunning catch came during the match against MI Cape Town (MICT), where the latter had a blazing start, reaching a formidable 200-run opening partnership.
Dewald Brevis of MICT was entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining the momentum for his team. Facing a delivery from Lizaad Williams, with mid-on and mid-off positioned up in the ring, the young batter attempted to drive the ball down the ground. Despite not hitting the ball at the sweet spot, Brevis managed to get enough elevation to clear mid-off.
However, Faf du Plessis, stationed at mid-off, executed a spectacular catch, diving backward with a last-ditch effort and extending his right hand to pluck the ball out of the air.
Du Plessis’ remarkable catch not only dismissed Brevis but also served as a testament to his outstanding athleticism. The skipper was visibly pumped up and rightfully so, given the crucial breakthrough he had just orchestrated.
MI Cape Town’s innings had kicked off on an explosive note, courtesy of a phenomenal opening partnership between Rassie van der Dussen and Ryan Rickelton. The duo crafted a double-century stand, with Van der Dussen reaching a sensational century. Although Rickelton fell short of a hundred, his contribution of 98 proved pivotal in guiding MICT to a monumental total of 243/5 in their allotted 20 overs.
Joburg Super Kings is in critical situation while chasing this everest target, till the writing of this piece JSK is playing at 48 after losing 4 wickets.