In the second game of ongoing three-match T20I series between West India and India, Manish Pandey grabbed a stunning catch a the boundary to dismiss the Windies wicket-keeper batsman Nicholas Pooran.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 14th over bowled by Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya. Targeting the left-arm spinner, Pooran aimed to hit him out of the park.
Pandey, who was fielding at long-on, timed his jump to perfection to catch the ball. He first lofted the ball in the air, then balanced his body and eventually completed the catch.
Here’s the video:
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After India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bat, India scored 167/5 in their stipulated overs. In the process, vice-captain Rohit Sharma slammed his 17th T20I half-century.
Chasing 168 to victory, West Indies scored 98/4 in 15.3 overs when the inclement weather intervened.
Torrential showers prevented any further play and India were declared winners by 22 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method.
The hosts needed to be at 121 to go ahead on run-rate when the game stopped.