Afghanistan‘s 34-year-old wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad after playing a quickfire innings to set the platform for his team while batting took a blinder of a catch to dismiss Matthew Cross, in the fifth over of Scotland’s chase of 191. It was the fourth wicket that Scotland lost and that too inside the fifth over. Naveen-ul-Haq bowled an angling delivery from wide of the crease which Scotland’s wicket-keeper edged. Shahzad, despite not being on the fitter side jumped horizontally to his right and held on to the ball.
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— Mohammad Ayaz Azimi (@ayazazimi) October 25, 2021
Here is how Twitter reacted to Shahzad’s catch:
What a catch by Shahzad, unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/tjN9HgCTml
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 25, 2021
OH MY GOD WHAT A CATCH MOHAMMAD SHAHZAD pic.twitter.com/WkCZORRsXJ
— Sritama Panda (@cricketpun_duh) October 25, 2021
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) October 25, 2021
— Arsh (@CricketArsh) October 25, 2021
After the high-octane clash between India and Pakistan on Sunday, Afghanistan took on Scotland in match 17 of the ICC T20 World Cup in Sharjah on Monday. It was a cracker of a game right from the first ball as Afghanistan batters hit the Scottish bowlers all over the park.
Najibullah Zadran smashed 59 as Afghanistan posted a challenging 190 for four against Scotland in their opening Super 12s match of the Twenty20 World Cup on Monday.
The left-handed Najibullah extended Afghanistan’s charge led by Hazratullah Zazai, who hit 44, after they elected to bat first in Sharjah.
Najibullah and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (46) put together an attacking 87-run partnership for third wicket to tear into the Scotland bowling with seven sixes between them.
(With Agency Inputs)