In an outstanding piece of fielding, Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson ran Glenn Maxwell out to end the latter’s blitz in Match 52 of IPL 2021 in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. It ended a 54-run stand between Devdutt Padikkal and Glenn Maxwell, during Royal Challengers Bangalore’s chase of 142.
Glenn Maxwell took on the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers from the word go, striking two sixes off Rashid Khan and three boundaries to put RCB in firm control during their run-chase of 142. The Australian threatened to take the game away single-handedly, before Kane Williamson’s brilliance in the field cut-short his stay for a 25-ball 40.
Devdutt Padikkal placed a back-of-a-length ball from Rashid Khan in front of cover and called for a non-existent single. Williamson, stationed at short extra cover, sprinted across, gathered the ball and fired a direct hit at the strikers’ end to have Glenn Maxwell short by a fair distance.
It proved to be major turning point at the end, as SRH clinched a last-over thriller by four runs.
WHAT A HIT!
That was excellent fielding and an even better throw from Kane Williamson— Kaushik Ram (@KaushikRam25) October 6, 2021
#RCBvsSRH Keep Kane Williamson away from the game, if you can..— Shivam Khare (@Shivamk2008) October 6, 2021
Big WICKET! Glenn Maxwell has been ran out for 40 by SRH captain Kane Williamson. RCB are reduced to 92-4 requiring a further 50 runs from 35 balls. Nail biting time for Virat Kohli in Abu Dhabi #RCBvSRH #IPL— Dennis Ethan (@dens_Ethan) October 6, 2021
Fantastic direct hit from Kane williamson!— Preity Üpala®™ 🇺🇲 🇮🇳 🇦🇺 (@ThePreityEffect) October 6, 2021
WHAT A PLAYER!
With the bat and then in field ♥️♥️♥️😍😍😍 kane Williamson ♥️😩— nadaan parinda (@phekuuu) October 6, 2021
KANE, YOU BEAUTY!