Mohammad Rizwan catch vs South Africa: The Pakistani vice-captain was alert enough to grab a quick-reflex acrobatic catch.
During the third day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of Pakistan in Karachi, Pakistan vice-captain Mohammad Rizwan put on display a spectacular fielding effort to dismiss South Africa opening batsman Dean Elgar.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 17th over when Elgar’s decision of sweeping Pakistan spinner Yasir Ali led to his dismissal at the National Stadium.
With Yasir bowling from around the wicket, Elgar’s premeditated shot saw him inside-edging the ball on to his pads as it lobbed off in the air. Quite alert behind the wickets, wicket-keeper Rizwan was acrobatic enough to dive and complete a praiseworthy catch in front of the stumps.
It is worth mentioning that Elgar had received medical attention right before the start of the over in which he was dismissed. It was in the 14th over that the southpaw had been hit on his left hand by a nasty bouncer from Pakistan speedster Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Earlier, in the eighth over, Elgar was hit on the helmet after he failed to pull another pinpoint short delivery from Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali. The 33-year old player eventually got out after scoring 29 (45) with the help of four fours.
On the back of individual half-centuries from Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen, South Africa have nullified Pakistan’s 158-run first-innings lead.
Mohammad Rizwan catch vs South Africa
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