Divyaansh Saxena grabs magnificent catch: The Indian opening batsman shut many mouths via his fielding effort in Potchefstroom.
During the first semi-final of the ongoing ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup between India and Pakistan in Potchefstroom, India opening batsman Divyaansh Saxena grabbed a magnificent catch to dismiss Pakistan batsman Mohammad Haris.
It all happened on the fourth delivery of the 35th over when Haris’ attempt of sweeping a delivery from India all-rounder Atharva Ankolekar saw him top-edging the ball towards deep square leg.
Saxena, who was fielding at deep square leg, covered some distance before putting on display a full-length dive to complete the catch. Saxena’s celebration saw him silencing some Pakistani fans who seem to have been passing comments whilst he was fielding at the boundary.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 31st over, Haris looked well in his stint which saw him scoring 21 (15) including one four and six each. In what was Ankolekar’s first wicket, he registered bowling figures of 7-0-29-1.
After Pakistan captain Rohail Nazir won the toss and chose to bat, Pakistan were bundled out for 172 in 43.1 overs. Batting at No. 4, Nazir top-scored for his team with 62 (102) with the help of six fours.
With bowling figures of 8.1-0-28-3, India seamer Sushant Mishra was the pick of their bowlers. Other than Mishra, Kartik Tyagi and Ravi Bishnoi also dismissed two batsmen each.
Divyaansh Saxena grabs magnificent catch
— Cric.news (@_Cricnews_) February 4, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
For long, Divyaansh Saxena was being forced to listen to chants from the Pakistan fans near the boundary. After taking the diving catch, he puts his fingers to his lips to celebrate. Passion in full flow. #U19CWC #IndvPak
— Sreshth Shah (at the U19 World Cup) (@sreshthx) February 4, 2020
That catch – WOW. 😍
Divyaansh Saxena, take a bow! 🦸
— Oaktree Sports (@OaktreeSport) February 4, 2020
— PRABEEN PATI (@prabeennet) February 4, 2020
That was a heck of a catch by saxena #U19CWC
— Hass (@durfiteymun) February 4, 2020
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