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[Watch] Devdutt Padikkal's Wild Slog Against Siraj Ends As Rawat Takes A Stunner

Mohd. Siraj sends Devdutt Padikkal back (AP News)
Mohd. Siraj sends Devdutt Padikkal back (AP News)

In a gripping encounter between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the iconic Chinnaswamy Stadium, Mohammed Siraj's spellbinding bowling performance turned the tide in favor of RCB. The pivotal moment came with the dismissal of Devdutt Padikkal, orchestrated by Siraj in a flurry of excitement.

With three wides in a row preceding the delivery, Siraj's focus seemed momentarily askew. However, he swiftly redeemed himself with a ball that showcased his prowess. Engaging in a strategic discussion with his skipper before the crucial delivery, Siraj executed a masterful plan. Padikkal, the local hero, fell victim to Siraj's calculated delivery, departing the field cheaply.

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The RCB crowd erupted with jubilation as Padikkal's departure signaled a shift in momentum. The delivery, pitched just short of a length outside off-stump, enticed Padikkal into a pull shot. Yet, the young batsman was deceived by the pace and bounce, resulting in a mistimed stroke and a high top edge.

In a breathtaking display of athleticism, wicketkeeper Rawat sprinted backward, keeping his gaze fixed on the ball as he executed a phenomenal catch.  

With LSG positioned at 83/2 at the time of writing, Siraj's wicket-taking prowess has proven instrumental in RCB's pursuit of victory.