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4 New Zealand Fielders Converged To Drop A Simple Catch
By CricShots - Oct 13, 2022 12:33 pm
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New Zealand has always been known for setting high fielding standards over the years but their players have been seen faltering sometimes. The Black Caps fielders were involved in such a moment during a T20I against Bangladesh as they dropped a the simple catch of Najmul Hossain Shanto due to basic miscommunication.

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New Zealand is locking horns with Pakistan and Bangladesh in a tri-series at home. The hosts have been on top of their game so far in the series, winning three out of their four games. Kiwis’ latest win came against Bangladesh by 48 runs on Wednesday, courtesy of a fiery half-century by Glenn Phillips.

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New Zealand dominated the proceedings throughout the game but in an unexpected  moment reminded spectators of Pakistan’s widely infamous fielding standards with a bizarre incident at the start of the innings. Trent Boult was bowling the new ball and he was threatening the batters back to go back to the pavilion in the powerplay.

Najmul Hossain Shanto was facing the third delivery of the over and he walked down the track to take a big swing to impose authority. However, the ball took the edge and went miles up in the sky and wicket-keeper Devon Conway called for the catch.  The delivery seemed to be landing near short cover while Glen Phillips from cover and Tim Southee from mid-off came running toward it even though they expected the wicketkeeper to take the catch.

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However, Conway unexpectedly pulled out of the catch at the last instance, leaving both New Zealand fielders and bowler Trent Boult dumbfounded. The ball pretty much landed perfectly between the four and it reminded everyone of a similar incident that had taken place years ago between Shoaib Malik and Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan. The internet was quick to draw the comparison, sending social media into a frenzy.

Here is the video of the drop catch by New Zealand fielders:

Here is how the netizens reacted: