Pandya’s Crucial Wicket Ends South Africa’s ICC Dream

India did it. The trophy is coming home and India remains unbeaten throughout the tournament. From New York to Barbados, the Journey of the T20 World Cup 2024 will be special for every cricket lover all over the world and all the spectators who witnessed the best match is a lifetime momentum for all of them. At a point in time, when things going to the other side from that point Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah turned the game towards India. On the second last delivery of the last over, Suryakumar Yadav took a stunning catch of Kagiso Rabada which made India the ‘Champion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024’.

Suryakumar Yadav Takes a Stunning Catch:

On the penultimate ball of the 20th over, Hardik Pandya dismissed Rabada, caught by Suryakumar Yadav!! It’s over! With this wicket, South Africa’s dream of winning their first ICC trophy vanishes. Hardik bowls a full delivery outside off, slightly overpitched. Rabada tries to launch it down the ground but doesn’t get the necessary elevation. 

The ball travels towards long-off, where Suryakumar Yadav is strategically placed. He takes the catch with ease, ensuring no mistake. This crucial dismissal seals India’s victory, showcasing Hardik’s precision and Suryakumar’s reliability in the field. The dramatic conclusion highlights the tension and high stakes of an ICC final, making it a memorable moment in cricket history.

Kagiso Raabada’s Innings in Final:

Kagiso Rabada’s brief innings ended when he was caught by Suryakumar Yadav off Hardik Pandya’s delivery. Rabada managed to score 4 runs off 3 balls, which included a single boundary, achieving a strike rate of 133.33. Attempting to elevate a full delivery from Pandya outside off, Rabada couldn’t get the necessary height. 

The ball sailed towards long-off where Suryakumar was perfectly positioned to make a comfortable catch. This wicket was pivotal in sealing South Africa’s fate, extinguishing their hopes of clinching their first ICC trophy. Rabada’s quick stint at the crease, though aggressive, ultimately ended in disappointment for his team.

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