PAK vs NZ: Watch - Shadab Khan pulls off sensational one-handed diving catch to dismiss Mark Chapman

Published - 25 Apr 2024, 10:44 PM | Updated - 25 Apr 2024, 10:51 PM

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The cricketing clash between Pakistan and New Zealand is more than just a game; it's a fusion of passion and skill. These two cricket teams bring to the field a rich history of exhilarating encounters, each match a spectacle of raw talent and fierce competition

Shadab Khan once again demonstrated his prowess on Thursday (April 25), reaffirming why he is regarded as one of the best fielders in the Pakistan team. He pulled off a sensational catch in the ongoing 4th T20I against New Zealand in Lahore. 

In the third T20I, Mark Chapman played a match-winning knock of 87 not out, a performance that led New Zealand national cricket team to a seven-wicket victory and drew the series level. However, his stay in the ongoing game was short-lived as Shadab Khan made a brilliant effort to send him back cheaply.

However, Mark Chapman had to depart for just 8 runs in the ongoing game as Shadab Khan made a brilliant effort. The left-handed batsman was batting on 8 runs off 8 balls and decided to play a big shot in the 14th over while facing Iftikhar Ahmed.

It was a short delivery on the off stump, and Mark Chapman went hard at the ball. He smashed the ball towards cover, and Shadab Khan caught the ball in a stunning fashion. The former Pakistan vice-captain dived to his left and caught the ball to stop Chapman from making any big impact in the crucial game. While Shadab Khan stuck both his hands out, he eventually caught the ball with just one hand.

Watch the catch from Shadab Khan:

 

Talking about the game, New Zealand finished their innings on 178 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs after being asked to bat first. Opener Tim Robinson top-scored for the visitors, scoring 51 runs off 36 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes. The likes of Tom Blundell (28), Dean Foxcroft (34), and Michael Bracewell (27) also played crucial knocks for the Black Caps.

For Pakistan, Abbas Afridi was the pick of the bowlers, taking 3 for 20 off his three overs. With the bat, Pakistan were on 24 for 1 in the third over at the time of writing this report. William ORourke gave New Zealand a good start by dismissing Babar Azam for just 5.

 

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