T20 World Cup 2024
Axar Patel’s Flying Catch Near Boundary Removes Mitchell Marsh
By CricShots - Jun 24, 2024 11:16 pm
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India faced off against Australia in a crucial T20 World Cup 2024 Super 8s match at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia on June 24. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Australia struck early as Virat Kohli fell for a duck to Josh Hazlewood. However, Rohit Sharma counterattacked aggressively, racing to a blazing fifty off just 19 balls, adorned with 4 fours and 5 sixes.

Axar Patel
Axar Patel took a flying catch

Rohit’s onslaught set the stage for India’s innings, which saw contributions from Rishabh Pant (15), Suryakumar Yadav (31 off 16 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes), and ultimately, Rohit Sharma’s sensational 92 off 41 deliveries, comprising 7 fours and 8 sixes.

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Shivam Dube (28) and Hardik Pandya (27*) provided valuable late runs as India posted a formidable 205/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Australia’s chase began on shaky ground with David Warner departing early. However, Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh counterattacked aggressively, adding 81 runs in just 7 overs for the second wicket.

Mithcell Marsh looked ominous with 37 runs off 28 balls before attempting to dispatch a short delivery from Kuldeep Yadav to deep square leg. As the ball soared towards the boundary, Axar Patel stationed at deep square leg timed his jump perfectly, clutching the ball with a stunning catch that left everyone awestruck.

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Axar’s exceptional athleticism and safe hands ensured Marsh’s dangerous innings was cut short and provided a crucial breakthrough for India.ย Overall, Rohit Sharma’s explosive innings and Axar Patel’s brilliant catch were pivotal in India’s efforts to defend their imposing total against Australia in this pivotal T20 World Cup encounter.

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant(w), Suryakumar Yadav, Shivam Dube, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah

Australia (Playing XI): Travis Head, David Warner, Mitchell Marsh(c), Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Tim David, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewoodย