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Aiden Markram catch vs Pakistan: South African batsman grabs magnificent catch at short-leg to dismiss Abid Ali

Dixit Bhargav

Aiden Markram catch vs Pakistan: South African batsman grabs magnificent catch at short-leg to dismiss Abid Ali

Aiden Markram catch vs Pakistan: The South African opening batsman made his presence felt on the field in the first session.

During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of Pakistan in Rawalpindi, South Africa opening batsman Aiden Markram grabbed a stunner at short-leg to dismiss his counterpart in Abid Ali.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 15th over when Abid Ali’s attempt of playing an Anrich Nortje delivery on the leg-side led to his dismissal.

A delivery which was bowled into the batsman, Abid Ali inside-edged it on to his body before the lobbed off in the air. Markram, who had little time to react to what had happened, was alert enough to grab the ball with his right hand.

Opening the batting with Imran Butt (15), Abid Ali (6) was the third Pakistani batsman to get out after captain Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bat. The hosts losing three wickets within less than four overs put them on the back-foot at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.

Contrary to the murmurs of Pakistan playing with three specialist fast bowler today, the home team has fielded an unchanged XI which means that left-arm spinner Nauman Ali gets to play his second match. South Africa, on the other hand, have included Wiaan Mulder in place of Lungi Ngidi.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav


Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who works as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. Having written more than 10,000 articles across more than five years at TSR, his first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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