IPL 2017, KXIP vs GL: 5 things that went wrong for Kings XI Punjab
#4 Dropping Dwayne Smith and Suresh Raina
As the old adage goes, ‘Catches win Matches’. In a format where momentum can swing from one end to another within the space of a few deliveries, fielding becomes as important as the other two departments of the game.
Kings XI learnt the lesson in the hard way. The usually safe David Miller made a massive blunder by dropping a simple catch to reprieve Dwayne Smith. The Bajan had another life when Gurkeerat Singh Mann failed to latch on to a slightly more difficult opportunity than the previous one. When Suresh Raina offered a chance for the hosts to sneak through the back door, he missed another chance.