DJ Bravo and Fabian Allen catch: West Indian pair join hands to grab excellent rebound catch to dismiss Aaron Finch in 3rd T20I

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 13/07/2021

DJ Bravo and Fabian Allen catch: The two West Indian all-rounders put on display an acrobatic piece of fielding in Gros Islet.

During the third T20I of the ongoing Australia’s tour of West Indies in St Lucia, West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen teamed up to put on display an acrobatic piece of fielding to dismiss Australia captain Aaron Finch.

It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the 12th over when Finch tried to break the shackles but ended up skying the ball between long-on and deep mid-wicket. Against an outside the off-stump Hayden Walsh delivery which bounced more than expected, Finch played a slog sweep in search of a boundary.

Bravo, who was running towards his right from long-on, appeared to be the right man to attempt for the catch. Having said that, Allen ran towards his left from deep mid-wicket in anticipation of the same.

While Bravo attempted the catch, he ended up dropping it but was alert enough to guide it to Allen on the rebound. Allen, who had his eyes firmly on the ball, didn’t let the opportunity of grabbing a rebound go waste as Finch had to walk back to the pavilion after a lacklustre 30 (31) comprising of two boundaries.

In what is Australia’s third consecutive mediocre batting performance on this tour, all they could manage was 141/6 in 20 overs after Finch won the toss and chose to bat. Barring Finch, Moises Henriques (33), Ashton Turner (24) and Matthew Wade (23) got off to individual starts but none of them could convert it into an impact-generating innings.

Walsh, who continued to impress at the highest level, was the pick of the West Indian bowlers with bowling figures of 4-0-18-2. Apart from Walsh, Obed McCoy, Bravo and Allen picked a wicket apiece.

DJ Bravo and Fabian Allen catch to dismiss Aaron Finch

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. 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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