Dinesh Karthik Leaves Fans in Awe With Stunning One-Handed Catch in 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy Final (Watch Video)
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Out-of-favour Indian wicket-keeper, Dinesh Karthik, showed he had still got it in him to take flying spectacular catches. Karthik, who has not received called-up to the Indian team ever since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup heartbreak, pulled a one-handed stunner during the 2019 Deodhar Trophy final between India B and India C leaving fans in awe of the veteran wicket-keeper. Karthik dived full length to dismiss fellow wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel in the final of 2019 Deodhar Trophy and although India C went on to lose the game, his glovework behind the stumps was widely praised on social media. Deodhar Trophy Final 2019: Kedar Jadhav, Shahbaz Nadeem Shine As India ‘B’ Defeat India ‘C’ to Lift Trophy.

Batting first India B were off to a worse start when opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed in the very first over for a six-ball duck. Things then worse when Parthiv Patel edged a delivery from Ishan Porel in the 9th over towards the first slip cordon only to see Karthik dive full-length towards his right and pull off a one-handed spectacular to leave India B stuttering at 28/2.

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The catch – a great effort to pluck the ball up from almost ground level – was commendable from a veteran like Karthik, who has in the past found it difficult to break into the Indian team and has now lost his place to a young Rishabh Pant in the Indian side.

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But despite his heroics with the gloves behind the wicket, India C lost the final by 51 runs following a bating-collapse. Only five of 11 batsmen crossed the double figures for the Shubman Gill-led India C with only Priyam Garg hitting a half-century. Garg top-scored for India C with a fine 74 runs from 77 deliveries even as India C fell 51 runs short chasing a target of 284.

Earlier, Kedar Jadhav (86) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (54) scored half-centuries, while Vijay Shankar (45) and Krishnappa Gowtham (35) hit some quick runs to help India B post 283/7 on board. Porel, who dismissed both the opening batsmen, finished with a five-wicket haul. Shahbaz Nadeem, who recently made his international Test debut for India against South Africa, finished with figures of 4/32 in 10 overs to lead India B to a 51-run win.