At the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan, Pakistan and the West Indies are currently playing the first game of a three-match ODI series. However, on the bowling of Mohammad Nawaz, Pakistan leg-spinner Shadab Khan took an outstanding one-handed diving catch to send Shamarh Brooks back to the pavilion in the first innings.
Shadab Khan takes an incredible one-handed catch during 1st ODI
On Wednesday, international cricket returned to Multan for the first time in almost 14 years, with Pakistan taking on the West Indies in the first of a three-match series. In the third over after electing to bat, West Indies lost in-form batter Kyle Mayers to Shaheen Shah Afridi’s quick reflexes.
Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks then put on a 154-run stand for the second wicket before Mohammad Nawaz dismissed the latter for 70. Shadab Khan, who made a spectacular catch to end the potentially dangerous stand, deserves a lot of the credit for Brooks’ dismissal.
Brooks attempted a sweep on Nawaz, who slowed down the delivery. The batter mistimed the shot and the ball hit the outside edge of the bat and flew towards the short third man region.
Shadab, the spin-bowling all-rounder, dived to his left to complete a one-handed catch as the ball appeared to be about to beat him.
UNREAL FROM SHADAB 😱@mnawaz94 gets the breakthrough courtesy a one-handed stunner from @76Shadabkhan! 💥#PAKvWI | #KhelAbhiBaqiHai pic.twitter.com/x2IlVnVuJW
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 8, 2022
West Indies lost two more wickets in quick succession after Brooks’ dismissal, as skipper Nicholas Pooran and Brandon King both failed to make an impression. Despite the fact that wickets continued to fall, Hope maintained his cool and went on to score his century. Haris Rauf eventually dismissed him with a score of 127.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope (wk), Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh