Australian skipper Pat Cummins pulled off a spectacular catch on his own bowling to dismiss Azhar Ali on the third day of the 3rd Test in Lahore. Coming to bowl the 86th over, Cummins sent out a straight good length delivery at Ali, who confidently drove it straight back. Here the 28-year-old bowler stretched his arm out and held on to a very low catch.
Another element that makes the catch all the more impressive is the fact Cummins’ body was moving towards a completely different direction but he still managed to pull it off.
Watch the catch here:
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Azhar Ali was playing incredibly well on 78 from 208 balls with seven fours and one six. He had a massive 150-run partnership with opener Abdullah Shafiq and then continued batting with captain Babar Azam. Both Ali and Azam added 44 runs before the former’s dismissal.
In the first innings, Usman Khawaja scored another incredible innings but was dismissed on 91. Later it was revealed that he was on medication as he was feeling sick.
“I was a little bit sick. I got some medication from the doc in between breaks. I wasn’t feeling well at all. There were a lot of mind games in between”, revealed Khawaja.
“I just told myself, ‘just keep going, go as long as you can, just keep pushing through. And to push through for five hours – I felt absolutely horrible at the end of the day. I could have easily just gone harder and played a big shot and got out on 20 or 30. So for me to get 90 on the day with the heat, I’m actually really happy with it”, he added.