Relive the best catch from the first week of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 stage.
“You’ve got to be kidding me, Glenn Phillips!”
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After taking an incredible screamer in the Super 12 opener against Australia, the young New Zealand fielder will be difficult to surpass for the best catch of the tournament. Marcus Stoinis hit a cover drive toward the outfield that appeared to be safe until Phillips defied gravity by flying forward and grabbing the ball with both hands to complete a remarkable catch.
“This will compete with the best catch of the tournament!”
Liam Livingstone ignited England’s first T20 World Cup 2022 contest with a brilliant grab deep in the outfield that dismissed Hazrat Zazai. Afghanistan’s opener sliced a cut shot high enough to allow Livingstone to make up ground and have a chance to get hands under the ball as it was about to hit the deck.
“What a catch that is!”
It was a night to forget for Pakistan, but not before Babar Azam seized a razor-sharp opportunity to remove Regis Chakabva’s first ball. After Shadab Khan bowled Sean Williams, Pakistan’s skipper rushed to the first slip and had to be turned on immediately when Chakabva got a thick outside edge.
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“Buttler has a best catch down the legside!”
Mohammad Nabi’s glove flip off Mark Wood’s quick bowling seemed to be more than enough to send the ball hurtling past the keeper and into the boundary. England captain Jos Buttler, on the other hand, leaped through the air and reached out his left mitt to haul down a one-handed blinder.
“What a grab from Quinton de Kock!”
The South African keeper has shone with the bat in the T20 World Cup 2022, but he first used his quick reflexes to eliminate Sikandar Raza with a spectacular one-hander. Quinton de Kock could only reach up with one glove to collect a cracker after a little nick from Zimbabwe’s dangerman sent the ball soaring so high and fast.
Bonus blinder from England
England grabbed ten catches for ten wickets against Afghanistan, including some real crackers. Adil Rashid took possibly the most difficult of the lot, sprinting back with the trajectory of the ball and accurately gauging it to eliminate Najibullah Zadran.
Best catches from the First Round
The first round of the T20 World Cup 2022 was also replete with excellent fielding, with Sri Lankan keeper Kusal Mendis, UAE’s Basil Hameed, and an Ireland double-teamer among those who set the bar high from the outset.