Mehidy Hasan Miraz catch: Bangladesh spinners grabs exceptional catch to dismiss Tom Latham in Wellington ODI

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 26/03/2021

Mehidy Hasan Miraz catch: The Bangladeshi spinner made the most of a difficult catching opportunity to dismiss the Kiwi captain.

During the third ODI of the ongoing Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand in Wellington, Bangladesh spinner Mehidy Hasan Miraz put on display a commendable fielding effort to send New Zealand captain Tom Latham back to the pavilion.

It all happened on the first delivery of the 24th over when Latham’s loose drive on the off-side led to his dismissal. With the bat turning a bit in his hand, Latham ended up hitting the ball aerially to the left of point.

Miraz, who was fielding at point, was alert enough to time his dive to perfection as his exceptional catch reduced the hosts to 120/4. Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal’s ploy of introducing all-rounder Soumya Sarkar in the attack worked instantly as the right-arm seamer picked a wicket on only his first delivery.

Despite picking wickets at regular intervals in the first half of the innings, Bangladesh couldn’t restrict New Zealand to a below par score as they had no answers in front of a 159-run partnership for the fifth wicket between Devon Conway and Daryl Mitchell.

Top-scoring for the home team, Conway scored his maiden ODI century as his 126 (110) comprised of as many as 17 fours. Much like Conway, Mitchell also registered his maiden ODI century as his 100* (92) comprising of nine fours and two sixes powered New Zealand to 318/6 in 50 overs.

With bowling figures of 10-1-70-3, Rubel Hossain was the pick of the Bangladeshi bowlers at the Basin Reserve today. Apart from Hussain, Sarkar, Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman picked a wicket apiece.

Mehidy Hasan Miraz catch to dismiss Tom Latham

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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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