Arjun Bhalla ∙ Updated: May 14 2023, 6:20 PM | 2 Min Read

[Watch] Mohammed Siraj Swallows a Low Catch to Help Bracewell Remove DDP

image-lhnegunySiraj has been the star on the field for RCB vs RR (AP Photo)

Since Anuj Rawat stunned KM Asif with a couple of lusty blows in the last over of the first innings, everything is going Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)'s way at Jaipur on Sunday. In a brink of an eye, the Royal Challengers removed seven of Rajasthan batters and Mohammed Siraj remained the constant in all dismissals.

However, not just Siraj the bowler, but Siraj the fielder played an equally important role in RCB's dominance over the Royals. The fast bowler took two catches in the circle, but the latter one was a special one as he looked no less than any gun fielder.

Off Michael Bracewell's bowling, RR's Devdutt Padikkal casually flicked the ball in the leg side towards mid-wicket. But to everyone's surprise, Siraj was fielding there and swallowed a tough and low catch. The umpires went upstairs and the replays showed that the RCB pacer had his fingers underneath it at all times, resulting in him bagging a smart grab.

Watch Siraj's catch to dismiss DDP:

At the time of writing, the Royals have lost seven of their wickets at 56 in a chase of 172 runs, as Siraj and Wayne Parnell came all guns blazing in the second half of the play. RR lost half of their inside the powerplay itself, followed by two more in as many overs after that. Meanwhile, Bracewell has also contributed with two wickets in the play.

Shimron Hetmyer - batting at 33* off 16 - is the only thing standing between RCB and two crucial points.