The fielding standards in world cricket have just reached a level where players pull off some sensational stuff on the field. It has become a common sight for the fans to witness the incredible athleticism of professional cricketers. However, the players keep on producing some magical efforts to win the hearts of fans again and again. One such incident happened during the ongoing 2nd T20I between New Zealand and Bangladesh on Tuesday.
How it happened?
The Kiwis had gone off to a flying start with the score reading 55/1 in 5.5 overs. Mohammad Saifuddin was bowling and Martin Guptill certainly wanted to take advantage off the last bowl of the powerplay. It was a full delivery towards the pads and Guptill tried to hit it towards backward square. The ball was racing towards a boundary until a flying Taskin Ahmed intervened and took a one-handed blinder at short fine-leg. The New Zealand opener could not believe his eyes but had to make a long walk back to the pavilion albeit Ahmed’s heroics.
Watch the catch here:
What a catch!
A one-handed worldie from big man Taskin Ahmed.
— Spark Sport (@sparknzsport) March 30, 2021
The sensational effort did shift the momentum towards Bangladesh as Devon Conway was also dismissed off the very next delivery. The Kiwis had put on a total of 102/4 in 12.2 overs when rain stopped play. However, the moment of the day was certainly produced by Taskin Ahmed as the fans were in awe of the Bangladesh pacer.
Here is how Twitter reacted to Taskin Ahmed’s catch:
These expressions tell you the story 🔥
— Karthik Rao (@Cric_Karthikk) March 30, 2021
What a catch by Taskin Ahmed to dismiss dangerous Martin Guptill. 👌👌👌👌. #NZvBAN
— Tat'uRadebe (@hlubizer) March 30, 2021
— Shehab Khan (@ShehabSK1) March 30, 2021
— Rhydham Kharbanda (@rhydham_1997) March 30, 2021