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Daryl Mitchell catch: Watch New Zealand player grabs superlative catch to dismiss Haider Ali in Napier T20I

Dixit Bhargav

Daryl Mitchell catch: Watch New Zealand player grabs superlative catch to dismiss Haider Ali in Napier T20I

Daryl Mitchell catch: The substitute fielder from New Zealand made his presence felt with a stunning catch at the McLean Park.

During the third T20I of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell put on display a stunning piece of fielding to draw first blood in the form of Pakistan opening batsman Haider Ali in the second innings.

It all happened on the second delivery of the sixth over when Ali’s attempt of playing a Scott Kuggeleijn off-stump delivery across the line saw him hitting a top-egde the ball towards the cover region.

Mitchell, who was substituting for New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill at cover, ran a few steps sideways before timing his dive to perfection to grab a superlative one-handed catch.

Opening the batting with wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan in a 174-run chase, Ali (11) was dismissed for his third consecutive low score.

After visiting captain Shadab Khan won the toss and the hosts in to bat, New Zealand thrived on the back of Devon Conway’s second T20I half-century. Coming in to bat at No. 4 in the sixth over, Conway departed in the last over after scoring 63 (45) with the help of seven fours and a six.

As for the Pakistani bowlers, all-rounder Faheem Ashraf was the pick of the bowlers with bowling figures of 4-0-20-3. Apart from Ashraf, pacers Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf picked a couple of wickets each but ended up being on the expensive side with conceding 43 and 44 runs respectively.

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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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