A ball boy at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium caught everyone’s attention after he took a stunning catch behind the boundary ropes during the second ODI between India and Windies.
On the first ball of the 47th over, Kemar Roach bowled one very full and outside off to Virat Kohli who was batting on 124 at that time. Kohli was looking in his elements and launched a stunning lofted shot through cover which went all the way. But just when everyone was marvelling over the India skipper’s shot, the ball-boy jumped and took an absolute stunner behind the ropes.
Here is a clip of that stunning catch:
Ball Boy wonder https://t.co/WzIKJKkt2L
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Coming to the game, it ended in a thrilling tie. Batting first India scored 321 for 6 in the allotted 50 overs. Captain Kohli once again starred with the bat, scoring 157 not out off just 129. Ambati Rayudu also played an important knock of 73.
Asked to bowl first, Windies started the proceedings well. Kemar Roach sent back in-form Rohit Sharma for just 4 before Ashley Nurse accounted for Shikhar Dhawan to reduce India to 40 for 2.
However, Kohli once again bailed India out of trouble. He and Ambati Rayudu stitched together a stand of 139 runs to lay the foundation for a good total. Nurse ended the stand by dismissing Rayudu for 73. But while wickets kept on falling at regular intervals from one end, Kohli held firm from the other. In the end, he remained unbeaten on 157 to take India to a challenging total of 321 for 6.
In reply, Windies were reeling at 78 for 3 at one stage before Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer shared a 143-run stand to revive the chase. Hetmyer was dismissed for 94 off just 64 balls while Hope remained till the end. With 5 runs needed off the last ball, he hit a four off Umesh Yadav to secure a deserved tie.