Shai Hope catch vs Pakistan: West Indies wicket-keeper put on display an exceptional diving catch to dismiss Babar Azam in WI vs PAK.
During the second match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between West Indies and Pakistan at Trent Bridge, West Indies wicket-keeper Shai Hope grabbed an exceptional diving catch to dismiss Pakistan batsman Babar Azam.
It all happened on the first delivery of the 14th over when Azam edged an Oshane Thomas delivery behind the wickets. Judging the catch to perfection, Hope dived to his right to catch the ball while being airborne.
Azam, who came in to bat at No. 3 in the third over, ended up scoring 22 (33) with the help of two fours. West Indies and (more importantly) Shimron Hetmyer would be delighted after the wicket for he had dropped Azam off West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite in the 11th over.
While it was Thomas’ first wicket, Azam became the fourth Pakistani batsman to walk back to the pavilion after West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and chose to field.
At 62/4 (at the time of Azam’s dismissal), Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and veteran player Mohammad Hafeez are currently battling it out in the middle. With the conditions favouring the bowlers, batting is turning out to be no mean task for the senior Pakistani duo.
Shai Hope catch vs Pakistan:
— Cricket 🏏 (@cric8_king) May 31, 2019
— avijit ghosh (@cinemawaleghosh) May 31, 2019
— CB Qure5hix (@H5ports) May 31, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
Bounce working for windies
Babar the last hope gone and what a catch by shai hope #Cwc19
— Abu Shalwar (@Abu_Shalwar) May 31, 2019
— Musicevangelist (@musicevangelist) May 31, 2019
S for Super man
S for Shai Hope.#PAKvWI
— Astronaut 🐒 (@TheRobustRascal) May 31, 2019
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 31, 2019
SHAI CAN FLY! Late movement away from Big Oshane, Babar drove and nicked – but that was all about Shai Hope with a blinding one-hander. He was horizontal!
— Guerilla Cricket (@guerillacricket) May 31, 2019
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