Punjab Kings’ Fabien Allen took a stunning catch, diving to his right at the deep mid-wicket boundary, to send back Rajasthan Royals’ Liam Livingstone for a 17-ball 25, on Tuesday. The wicket brought much relief for the Kings, breaking a 28-ball 48-run stand between Yashasvi Jaiswal and Livingstone.
Liam Livingstone, riding high on his recent white-ball form for England and at The Hundred, threatened to hurt Punjab Kings with a breezy start. The right-hander first played a Jos Buttler-Esque scoop over the keeper for a four, off Arshdeep Singh, before sending one soaring over the cow-corner boundary for a 97-metre hit.
He attempted a pull off the next legal delivery and timed it fairly well, only to be undone by Fabien Allen’s brilliance at the deep mid-wicket boundary. Allen ran across to his left and dived at a full stretch, completing a tumbling catch. That the hit was well-timed and coming at a speed, made the effort worth the praise.
ENJOY THE CATCH
— Kart Sanaik (@KartikS25864857) September 21, 2021
The binders taken by Fabian Allen in his short career deserves a special video. pic.twitter.com/nI8xEV3G9f— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 21, 2021
IT'S A THING
Just a normal day at the office for FABian Allen!!!! pic.twitter.com/BgAmZeU21W— Abhishek Tripathi (@abhithecomic) September 21, 2021
Fabian Allen fielding ke liye khel rha hai kya bhailog? #PBKSvsRR— Animesh (@AnimeshCule) September 21, 2021
JUST TOO GOOD
Lovely boundary c(w)atch by Fabian Allen. #IPL2021— Vinayakk (@vinayakkm) September 21, 2021
Livingstone! Fabian Allen!— Chiggy Viggy (@IdlySambhar) September 21, 2021
Brilliant piece of cricket from both of them in this over
MAYBE WE CAN AGREE ON THIS
Fabian Allen might have taken the most important catch of the match.— India Fantasy (@india_fantasy) September 21, 2021