Shadab Khan: The captain of Islamabad United put on display an exemplary fielding effort at the National Stadium tonight.
During the 12th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Pakistan Super League between Islamabad United and Quetta Gladiators in Karachi, Islamabad United captain Shadab Khan put on display an exemplary fielding effort to dismiss Quetta Gladiators spinner Zahid Mahmood.
It all happened on the penultimate delivery of the first innings when Gladiators all-rounder Mohammad Nawaz (31*) fiercely hit a Musa Khan delivery towards the cover region.
Shadab, who was fielding at cover, dived valiantly towards his left but couldn’t hold on to the catch. However, the 22-year old player was aware enough to realize a run-out chance at the non-strikers’s end. As a result, Shadab affected a direct hit to find Mahmood short of his crease.
Shadab, who had earlier dismissed Quetta all-rounder Ben Cutting (23), picked his second wicket not with his bowling skills but his fielding skills.
Earlier, it was Shadab who had won the toss and chose to field. On the back of captain Sarfaraz Ahmed scoring 54 (41) with the help of three fours and four sixes, Gladiators posted a below par 156/7 in 20 overs.
With bowling figures of 4-0-11-3, United all-rounder Faheem Ashraf was the pick of their bowlers. Other than Ashraf, United fast bowler Hasan Ali also picked a couple of wickets.
Shadab Khan runs out Zahid Mahmood in PSL 2021
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How Twitterati reacted:
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Shadab Khan the best fielder of Pakistan.
— Shazziya Mehmood (@shaziyaaM) March 2, 2021
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