Will Young catch vs Pakistan: The substitute fielder from the home team generated substantial impact at the Hagley Oval.
During the fourth day of the second Test of the recently concluded Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand substitute fielder Will Young made his presence felt on the field on the back of a terrific catch to dismiss Pakistan opening batsman Abid Ali.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 30th over in the morning session when Ali’s attempt of playing an uppish drive led to his dismissal. In what was a full-length delivery from Kyle Jamieson, Ali moved to his front foot to drive through the off-side.
However, the inability to keep the ball down presented a catching opportunity for the point fielder. Young, who was fielding at point while substituting for Trent Boult, didn’t have much time but his quick reflexes did exceedingly well to aid his dive towards the right side as the 28-year old player completed a laudable catch.
Having opened the batting with Shan Masood (0), Ali departed after scoring 26 (77) with the help of three fours as he became the second Pakistani batsman to be dismissed today.
Trailing by as many as 362 runs in the second innings, Pakistan were bundled out for 186 in 81.4 overs as the hosts won the match by an innings and 176 runs and won the series 2-0.
Jamieson, who was declared the ‘Man of the Match’, was the pick of the Kiwi bowlers with bowling figures of 20-6-48-6 in the second innings.
Will Young catch vs Pakistan
What a grab that is by Will Young!
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) January 5, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Will Young great catch!
— Rick Eyre on cricket (@rickeyrecricket) January 5, 2021
Kyle Jamieson has been a great addition to the world game in his first year of international cricket. Amazing skillset, and a big heart.
— Ian bishop (@irbishi) January 6, 2021
Another great addition to international cricket. Kyle Jamieson with the bat and bowl! Interested to see how well he develops in the next three years in different conditions and different oppositions 👏👏@BLACKCAPS
— Tilan Samaraweera (@TilanSam) January 6, 2021
11 – Kyle Jamieson now has 11 wickets so far in the #NZvPAK men’s Test at Hagley Oval; only two @BLACKCAPS bowlers have had more in a single Test match (Sir Richard Hadlee – 15 v Aus, Nov 1985 & Daniel Vettori – 12 v Aus, Mar 2000 & 12 v Bangladesh, Oct 2004 respectively). Haul. pic.twitter.com/sMa6jajFJr
— OptaJason (@OptaJason) January 6, 2021
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