WATCH: Dasun Shanaka takes a spectacular catch during match against Namibia in T20 World Cup 2021

Sensing an opportunity to dismiss the batter, Shanaka gave it his all to reach to the ball.

SportsTiger Staff Administrator

Updated - 18 October 2021 11:47 pm

One thing that has caught the limelight among others in the ongoing T20 World Cup is the fielding of the players. Even though the main event has not started yet, the fielding effort of the players in the Round 1 matches has been nothing short of exceptional. To make sure the standard remains the same, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka took a sensational catch in his side's ongoing match against Namibia in Round 1 of the T20 World Cup.

Ruben Trumpelmann failed to connect a chest-high short ball and it travelled to wide of short cover Dasun Shanaka. Sensing an opportunity to dismiss the batter, Shanaka gave it his all to reach the ball. He even slid across to complete the amazing one-handed catch before the ball could touch the ground.

Here is the video:

Sri Lanka beat Namibia by 7 wickets

Sri Lankan bowlers dominated the first innings of the game against Namibia and bowled the opponents out for a mere 96 in 19.3 overs. M Theekshana was the standout performer for the Lankans with figures of 3/25, while Lahiru Kumara and Wanindu Hasaranga also returned impressive figures of 2/9 and 2/24, respectively. C Karunaratne and Chameera got a wicket each. Meanwhile, for Namibia, Craig Williams was the highest scorer with his 29 off 36.

Continuing the impressive performance in the first half of the game, Sri Lanka defeated Namibia by 7 wickets to start their T20 World Cup campaign with a win. In pursuit of the paltry total, Sri Lanka lost three early wickets by the score of 26, however, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Avishka Fernando's unbeaten 42 and 30, respectively, helped the side win the game easily.