Will Young catch vs Pakistan: Watch Kiwi substitute player grabs terrific catch to dismiss Abid Ali in Christchurch Test

Dixit Bhargav
|Published January 06, 2021

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

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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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