Watch: Reeza Hendricks takes absolutely blinder to end Phil Salt's innings in T20 World Cup 2024

Published - 21 Jun 2024, 10:37 PM | Updated - 21 Jun 2024, 10:38 PM

Reeza Hendricks, Phil Salt
Reeza Hendricks, Phil Salt (Credits: X)

England and South Africa are currently playing against each other in the 45th game of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 in St Lucia.

The reigning champions won the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. South Africa were off to a brilliant start thanks to a blazing fifty from their star opener Quinton de Kock. He and Reeza Hendricks shared an 86-run stand in less than 10 overs for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed by Moeen Ali for 19.

De Kock, on the other hand, went on to score 65 runs from 38 balls before a brilliant catch from Jos Buttler ended his stay at the crease. England managed to put things back in the end to restrict South Africa to 163 for 6. At one stage, the Proteas were looking destined to post well over 180 but England's bowlers came back strongly in the second half of the innings.

With 163 runs on the board against England's formidable batting lineup, South Africa needed a good start with the ball and they managed to get the breakthrough in the second over thanks to an absolutely stunning catch from Reeza Hendricks. The South Africa opener took a diving catch to send back the dangerous Phil Salt for 11.

Kagiso Rabada bowled a full delivery outside the off stump and Salt went for a drive. However, he could not keep his shot grounded and Hendricks made him pay a big price for it. Standing at covers, Hendricks reacted quickly and came up with a diving effort to take the stunning catch.

Watch the catch from Reeza Hendricks:

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Talking about England's innings, the defending champions are off to a shaky start. They were reeling at 45 for 2 in the eighth over at the time of writing this report. After Salt, England lost the wicket of Jonny Bairstow as well. Captain Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali were batting in the middle for England at the time of writing this report.

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