Pakistan wicketkeeper and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed took a “superb” diving catch to remove New Zealand’s top-order batsman Ross Taylor in their World Cup match in Birmingham on Wednesday.
It all happened in the ninth over of the match, Taylor got a thick edge of Shaheen Afridi’s full-length delivery and Sarfaraz threw himself to his right, flying like a ‘Superman’. The 32-year-old wicket-keeper plucked the ball to give Afridi his second wicket.
Here’s the video:
"What a catch! WHAT A CATCH! 🙌
"The skipper knows how important that is!"#SarfarazAhmed takes a superb diving catch and Pakistan's #CWC19 campaign is well and truly alive! #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/BzjxSVNp8w
— ICC (@ICC) June 26, 2019
Later, Sarfaraz hit the winning runs of the match, as he finished off the innings with a boundary, as Pakistan chased down the 238 run target with five balls to spare.