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Haris Rauf and Sohaib Maqsood collision: Rauf grabs sensational catch to dismiss Moeen Ali despite nasty collision with Maqsood at Trent Bridge

Dixit Bhargav

Haris Rauf and Sohaib Maqsood collision: Rauf grabs sensational catch to dismiss Moeen Ali despite nasty collision with Maqsood at Trent Bridge

Haris Rauf and Sohaib Maqsood collision: The Pakistani fast bowler and batsman were fortunate enough to not get injured while attempting a catch.

During the first T20I of the ongoing Pakistan’s tour of England at Trent Bridge, Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf put on display an incredible fielding effort to dismiss England all-rounder Moeen Ali (1).

It all happened on the third delivery of the fifth over when Ali aimed to play an aerial shot on the leg-side off Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasnain. Failing to time the ball as well he would’ve liked, Ali ended up achieving more height than distance.

Chancing a catching opportunity, Rauf ran back from inside the circle to complete a sensational catch. Apart from running back, a significant challenge for Rauf was to avoid colliding with Sohaib Maqsood who was running in from the boundary for the same catch.

Just as Rauf completed the catch, both him and Maqsood were involved in a nasty collision with resulted the former in the latter’s arms. Fortunately, none of them got injured as the visitors celebrated their third wicket in the powerplay.

Chasing a mammoth 233-run target at a high-scoring venue, England fell short by 31 runs despite Liam Livingstone’s maiden T20I century. Coming in to bat after Ali’s departure, Livingstone scored a stroke-filled 103 (43) comprising of six fours and nine sixes.

Earlier, it was a 150-run opening partnership between Pakistan vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan (63) and captain Babar Azam (85) which propelled them to 232/6 in 20 overs. With a match-winning spell of 3.2-0-30-3 including dismissals of Dawid Malan (1), Jonny Bairstow (11) and Matt Parkinson (0), Shaheen Shah Afridi was declared the ‘Man of the Match’ in Nottingham.

Haris Rauf and Sohaib Maqsood collision

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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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