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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) pacer Matheesha Pathirana took a gravity-defying catch to dismiss Delhi Capitals (DC) batter David Warner in their IPL 2024 match on Sunday. Warner for the reverse scoop after Mustafizur Rahman bowled a slower delivery. While Warner seemed to have time the ball pretty well, the lack of pace on that delivery allowed Pathirana to take a leap and grab the ball with one hand. Warner had a look of disbelief on his face while CSK icon MS Dhoni lauded Pathirana for his effort.

Dhoni was seen clapping to acknowledge Pathirana and his reaction has gone viral on social media.

Coming back to the match, DC had raced to 91/1 in just nine overs, with Warner completing his half-century in 32 balls.

However, he was dismissed in the next over, courtesy of Pathirana’s brilliant catch.

This comes after DC skipper Rishabh Pant skipper won the toss and opted to bat against CSK.

While CSK decided to go the same playing XI, DC made two changes, bringing in Ishant Sharma and Prithvi Shaw in place of Kuldeep Yadav and Ricky Bhui.

“Kuldeep has a niggle,” Pant said during the toss.

Defending champions CSK won both their matches, while DC has suffered defeat in both their matches so far in this IPL.

Teams: Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman.

Delhi Capitals: Prithvi Shaw, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Rishabh Pant, Tristan Stubbs, Axar Patel, Sumit Kumar, Anrich Nortje, Mukesh Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.

(With PTI Inputs)

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