India’s swashbuckling batsman Mayank Agarwal is counted among some of the best Indian fielders of the present time. The 30-year-old again flaunted his fielding talent as he took a stunner to put an end to Rajasthan Royals’ opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal’s innings. Rajasthan is up against Punjab Kings in the 32nd match of the Indian Premier League at the Dubai International stadium.
Winning the toss, Punjab skipper KL Rahul invited Sanju Samson’s side to put the total on the board first. Batting in the first innings, RR got off to a blistering start. The new opening pair of Evin Lewis and Jaiswal made a mockery of Punjab’s bowling line-up as they hammered the ball like anything over the park.
Jaiswal emerged as the stand-out player for Rajasthan as the batter seemed at his fluent best from the very first ball. Though the wickets kept falling at one end, the young batsman held his fort and kept the scoreboard ticking. However, Punjab finally managed to send the 19-year-old back to the pavilion courtesy of Mayank Agarwal.
Mayank Agarwal’s outstanding effort dismisses Yashasvi Jaiswal
On the second ball of the 15th over, Harpreet Brar bowled a delivery aimed at outside off stump. Jaiswal misread the ball as in a bid to hit the ball towards the mid-wicket, he closed the bat way too early. The ball caught the edge was flew towards the short cover.
The ball was expected to land in the no-man area but Mayank who was standing at the short cover quickly made a dive towards his left to catch the ball. The outstanding effort by the Punjab batsman resulted in Jaiswal marching back to the pavilion at a score of 49. It was a heartbreaking moment for the Rajasthan youngster as he was just one run short of reaching a half-century.