In the 20th match of the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021, Pakistani veteran Shoaib Malik showed excellent field skills. While representing Guyana Amazon Warriors, Malik grabs a jaw catch near the border line to get rid of Royals of Barbados‘opening batsman Johnson Charles.
It all happened in the eighth over by another Pakistani star Mohammad Hafeez. The 40-year-old ran around the wicket and hurled the delivery around the middle and leg stump to Charles. The victim went for a walk to the deep back square area where Malik was located.
For a moment, it looked like the white ladder would sail across the boundary wire, but Malik has other plans. The 39-year-old showed his acrobatic skills and grabbed the catch near the boundary line.
During the process, the Sialkot boy loses his balance and goes to cross the rope. But Malik quickly throws the ball in the air and goes over the boundary. He then came in again at the right time to complete the catch.
Here is the video:
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Royals register their second tournament win
To bat first, the Royals place 185/8 on the scoreboard in their allotted 20 overs. Kyle Mayers and Charles gave a proper start and added 42 runs for the first wicket Romario Herder Mayers for 36 removed.
Before long, Charles was sent back by Malik through field goggles. Glenn Phillips (44) made a valuable contribution in the middle order to bring his team to a competitive total. Azam Khan (4), Smit Patel (16) a captain Jason Holder (22) could not impress with the willow tree. Shepherd picked up three wickets for 31 while Gudakesh Motie bagged a pair for 33.
In response, the Warriors bundled together for 140 in 17.2 overs and lost the game by 45 runs. Odean Smith, with 43 off 29 balls, was their top scorer. Hafeez was the second best with 30 out of 25 deliveries.
Lees Young was the bowler’s choice for Royals and took a three-wicket haul for 24 runs in 3.2 overs. Apart from Young, Jake Lintott (2/16) and Raymon Mature (2/25) each packed a few hoods.