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WATCH: Rishabh Pant Takes A Stunning Catch As Heinrich Klaasen's Paddle Scoop Goes Horribly Wrong

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Rishabh Pant took a well-judged catch to dismiss  Heinrich Klaasen
  • Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs
  • By the virtue of this win, Delhi became the second team after Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the playoffs

Delhi Capitals beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 16 runs at the Feroz Shah Kotla on Sunday. By the virtue of this win, Delhi have now reached the playoffs. They became the second team after Chennai Super Kings to qualify for the playoffs.

Before Delhi consolidated their playoff spot, there were a few moments that took place in the second innings. Coincidentally, there were a couple of them that involved the young wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant. Pant had first claimed the catch of RCB skipper Virat Kohli. However, replays suggested that the ball had just bounced and had not carried to the keeper as a result of which the decision went in Kohli's favour. Nonetheless, Pant would have his moment sometime later.

The moment came in the 13th over of RCB's run chase which was bowled by Amit Mishra and Heinrich Klaasen was on strike. On the second delivery of that over, Mishra bowled a straight delivery as Klaasen attempted a paddle scoop. However, the shot was not timed perfectly as the ball first took the edge off Klaasen's bat, struck him on the helmet and then went up in the air as Pant ran and took a well-judged catch. An appeal was made and the umpire raised his finger as the South African wicket-keeper batsman started walking back to the dugout. 

The video of Klaasen's dismissal was posted on Twitter. Watch the video here.

RCB kept on losing wickets at regular intervals after the dismissals of captain Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel. The duo had put on 63 runs for the opening wicket. Patel top-scored for the visitors by playing a cameo knock of a 20-ball 39. Marcus Stoinis scored an unbeaten 32, but that was not enough as RCB could only get to 171/7 in their 20 overs.

Earlier, Delhi skipper Shreyas Iyer won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts got off to a steady start. After Prithvi Shaw was dismissed, Shikhar Dhawan and Shreyas Iyer steadied Delhi's innings. The duo added 68 runs for the second wicket. Their superb half-centuries helped Delhi get to a good total of 187/5 in their 20 overs.

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