West Indian Allrounders Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen are known for their impressive field skills. Often the duo turns the jaw in the outfield to take phenomenal catches. One such case was seen again when Windies started the fight. Australia in the third T20I of the ongoing five-match series Monday.
It all happened on the 5th ball of the 12th over of the Australian innings Hayden Walsh. The spinner threw the ball up and invited the Australian captain Aaron Finch to play a glory. The batsman did exactly that, but it was a wrong shot when the ball went into the air near the long area where Bravo was.
Bravo reaches for the white ladder and puts his hands down, but it pops up through his hands. Meanwhile, however, Allen came in and ran from the cow corner to help his teammate. Allen remarkably took the rebound catch by making an incredible dive.
Here is the video:
Can’t get over this yet 😮
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Chris Gayle’s magic innings sends West Indies to win the series
In the match, West Indies limited the visitors to 141/6 in their 20 overs allotted. Walsh got a couple of wickets for 18 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Apart from Walsh, Allen (1/26), Bravo (1/17) and McCoy (1/9) also shone with the ball and took one wicket each. Moses Henriques, with 33 off 29 balls, was the highest scorer for the tour party.
In response, the hosts managed to chase the target in 14.5 overs, thanks to Chris Gayle‘s breathtaking beat. With seven giant sixes and 4 fours, Gayle smashed 67 runs from just 38 deliveries to take the game away from the visitors. The home team lost just four wickets before scoring the third win in the series. With the triumph, Nicholas PooranWest Indies also won the series, with only two games left to play.
Gayle appreciates Pooran for winning the series and acknowledges it Kieron Pollard with Bravo because he motivated him to grow up. He dedicated the special beat to both veterans of Windies cricket.
‘I’m so happy and glad I won a series. Congratulations to the future captain who managed it against an excellent team. From a personal point of view, we all know that I struggled. So it was nice to get runs. I want to dedicate these runs to my teammates. Especially Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo. “Sometimes, no matter how wonderful you are, you need to talk a little bit.” said Gayle during the presentation of the match.