Watch: "How did that not kill him" - Paul Coughlin pulls off one of the most outrageous catches of all time

Published - 16 Jun 2024, 10:49 PM | Updated - 16 Jun 2024, 10:50 PM

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Paul Coughlin, on Sunday (June 16), pulled off an absolute blinder off his bowling during the game between Durham and Lancashire in the ongoing T20 Blast.

The right-arm pacer pulled off the catch in the seventh over of the Lancashire innings when he was bowling to wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Hurst. On the fourth ball of the over, he tried to bowl a bouncer but Hurst converted it into a low full toss by stepping down the track.

The Lancashire batter hit the ball towards Paul Coughlin who had a fraction of a second to react. His immediate reaction was to duck and bring his hand in front of his face to save himself. However, he ended up catching the ball in the blink of an eye to leave everyone including the batsman absolutely stunned. Hurst could not even believe what he saw as he put his arm on his head in disbelief before walking back to the dressing room.

Watch the catch from Paul Coughlin:

 

Here are some of the reactions to the catch:

Talking about the game, Durham beat table-toppers Lancashire by 2 runs in a thrilling clash to register their third win in seven games. The win has taken them to the third spot in the points table.

Batting first, Durham piled up a huge total of 218 for 3 in the allotted 20 overs. Graham Clark and captain Alex Lees gave their team a solid start by adding 81 runs in just 46 balls for the first wicket. George Balderson broke the stand by dismissing Lees for 30.

It was followed by another big stand as Clark and David Bedingham shared a 109-run stand for the second wicket. Clark top-scored for his team, scoring 87 runs off 57 balls with the help of eight fours and four sixes. On the other hand, Bedingham scored 78 runs from 42 balls with the help of seven fours and four sixes.

In reply, Lancashire finished their innings on 216 for 8 to lose the game by 2 runs. They were reeling at 115 for 6 in the 13th over before Chris Green (38) and George Balderson (37*) revived their hopes although they could not take their team over the line.

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