If there is one thing that has stood out in the ongoing T20 World Cup so far, it has to be the fielding. The standards of fielding in international cricket over the last couple of years had slightly fallen down with players struggling on the field, presumably because of spending so much time in bio-bubbles during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, things changed dramatically as the big stage appeared with players producing some fantastic efforts on the field in every other game.
From Aiden Markram to Devon Conway, there have been numerous moments in the World Cup so far which has left everyone in awe. However, most of the players who have taken these fantabulous catches are the ones who are brilliant fielders. This is why it doesn't come as a major surprise to see them pulling off magic on the field. But fans were left absolutely amazed during Match 20 between England and Bangladesh.
Moment of magic in Abu Dhabi
Moeen Ali had got his side off to a brilliant start as he dismissed both the opposition openers on back-to-back deliveries to put England on top. The responsibility once again lied on the shoulders of in-form Shakib Al Hasan who was getting himself settled in the middle. The left-handed batter tried to play an attacking shot off Chris Woakes in the last over of powerplay but became a victim of some sheer brilliance on the field.
As he did not really time his attempted pull shot, it looked like he had just got enough of the bat to clear Adil Rashid, who was standing at short fine-leg. The leg-spinner isn't one of the most agile fielders in England side and it looked like Shakib would be able to clear him. But much to everyone's astonishment, Rashid flew himself in the air and grasped the ball, courtesy an amazing diving effort.
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Shakib was dismissed and England had got a crucial breakthrough because of Adil's effort. The dismissal meant that Bangladesh could not get going after the powerplay as the score eventually read 76/5 in 13 overs at the time of writing.