Watch: Ahmed Shehzad takes stunner to dismiss Mohammad Naim; reminds fans of his 'Lahiru Thirimanne dropped catch'

Updated - 14 Feb 2024, 06:24 PM

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Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad has always been a decent fielder apart from being a talented batsman. During the Bangladesh Premier League match between Fortnue Barishal and Durdanto Dhaka, Shehzad took a brilliant diving catch while fielding in the mid-wicket region. Shehzad has been out of the Pakistan cricket team for a while and is seen playing league cricket.

On the fourth ball of the second innings, Durdanto Dhaka batsman Mohammad Naim had already slammed Fortune Barishal bowler Keshav Maharaj for 10 runs from three balls, however, while trying to attack Maharaj, Naim went on the back foot and pulled a short ball towards the mid-wicket region. Naim was not able to clear the boundary and he was caught by Ahmed Shehzad while diving on the boundary.

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Ahmed Shehzad was hurt while taking the catch and it was reviewed by the third umpire whether it was a fair dismissal or not. In the replay, it was found that it was a fair catch and Mohammad Naim had to walk back to the dressing room.

While Ahmed Shehzad took a brilliant catch it reminded the fans of the false catch that he took of Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne in 2015. In the replay, it was found that while Shehzad dived to take the catch, the ball had touched the ground. However, Shehzad took the ball in his hands and appealed for the catch despite clearly not completing it. At last, the third umpire gave the batsman not out as the ball had touched the ground.

Returning to the Bangladesh Premier League match between Fortnue Barishal and Durdanto Dhaka, Barishal put up a score of 186/6, captain Tamim Iqbal top scored with 71 runs from 45 balls whereas, other batsmen such as Ahmed Shehzad, Soumya Sarkar, and Mahmudullah scored 10 to 30 odd runs respectively.

Alauddin Babu picked up 3 wickets with the ball whereas Taskin Ahmed and Shoriful Islam picked up 2 and 1 wicket respectively for Durdanto Dhaka.

Chasing down the target, Durdanto Dhaka were not off to a decent start as they lost early wickets and never got going throughout the chase. No other batsman apart from Alex Ross was able to stay at the crease for long and were dismissed cheaply. Ross played an unbeaten innings of 89 runs and smashed 5 fours and 7 sixes throughout his innings. In the end, Dhaka finished their innings at 159/8 and lost the match by 27 runs.

Mohammad Saifuddin and Khaled Ahmed picked up 3 wickets each with the ball whereas Keshav Maharaj and Obed McCoy picked up 1 wicket each.

This was the 9th loss for the Durdanto Dhaka in the Bangladesh Premier League 2024 whereas Fortune Barishal have moved to the 3rd spot with their fifth win of the match. Barishal will want to continue their winning momentum and also win the tournament this year.

Durdanto Dhaka on the other hand, will be aiming to break their streak of losses in the tournament and also make a comeback in the competition.


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