The standard of fielding are getting high and high over the years. You have seen many stunning catches that were taken at the boundary line. However, Akeal took a stunning catch while bowling. Many Cricket Pandit rated it as best caught and bowled ever.
Watch Akeal Hosein Takes a Stunner
The incident took place when the defending champion West Indies takes on England in the 2nd match of Super 12s of ICC T20 world cup 2021. In the 7th over of England’s inning, Akeal bowled a full ball towards the pads of Liam Livingstone. Liam tried to flick the ball. But, the ball took the outside edge of his bat and the ball lobbed to the left of Akeal. Akeal threw himself to his left and grabbed the ball with his left hand. Watch Akeal Hosein.
Summary of the match
England won the toss and invited West Indies to bat first on two pace wickets of Dubai International Stadium. West Indies were off to a very poor start as they lost four wickets inside the powerplay. Chris Woakes picked the first wicket of the match. He dismissed Evin Lewis on 6. After that in the next over, Simmons who tried to play a big shot holed to deep mid-wicket. Moeen Ali picked the wicket of Simmons. Chris Gayle and Heytmer also got out inside the powerplay. Moeen Ali who took two wickets was the hero in the powerplay for England. West Indies kept losing wickets at regular intervals of time and bowled out on 55 runs.
England did not get the ideal start. But, the target was too small that they did not found difficult in chasing the target even losing three wickets inside the powerplay. Ravi Ramphal gave their side the first breakthrough in the form of Jason Roy. Jason Roy was undone by a slower delivery. Akeal picked his first wicket in the form of Jonny Bairstow who scored 9 runs. After that Moeen Ali got run out. Akeal Hosein took a spectacular return catch to dismiss Liam Livingstone.
Eoin Morgan and Jos Butler ensure that no other wicket fall. England won by six wickets. (source)
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