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Bangladesh Fielding Blooper: 3 Players Juggled To Drop A Regulation Catch
By CricShots - Mar 31, 2024 6:21 pm
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In a quirky moment during day 2 of the 2nd Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh fielders showcased some unexpected skills. Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shahadat Hossain, and Zakir Hasan, stationed at first, second, and third slip respectively, were caught juggling the red ball, albeit unintentionally.

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This comical incident quickly gained traction on social media, sparking amusement among cricket enthusiasts. During the 121st over of Sri Lanka’s first innings, bowler Khaled Ahmed’s delivery found the edge off Prabath Jayasuriya’s bat. With Jayasuriya batting at 6, Bangladesh was eyeing to secure the wicket to tighten their grip on the game.

However, a series of mishaps among the slip fielders resulted in a missed opportunity. The ball initially reached Shanto at first slip but slipped through his grasp. Subsequently, Shahadat Hossain, positioned at second slip, attempted to intervene but could only nudge the ball upwards. Despite Zakir’s diving effort at third slip, the ball remained elusive, evading a successful catch.

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This incident exemplifies Bangladesh’s fielding challenges and their missed opportunity encapsulates their struggles in the match. Such blunders underscore the need for improvement in their fielding prowess.

 

The ongoing series between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka has been marked by moments of competitive banter. From Sri Lanka’s time-out celebration after the T20I series victory to Bangladesh’s retaliatory broken helmet celebration post their ODI series win, both teams have engaged in light-hearted exchanges.

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The 2-match Test series has intensified this rivalry, with each team striving for supremacy. For Bangladesh, redemption in this Test match is imperative to salvage their pride. Following Sri Lanka’s commanding victory in the 1st Test, where they secured a substantial lead of 531 runs after batting first, Bangladesh faces an uphill task.

Mahmudul Hasan Joy and Zakir Hasan’s opening partnership assumes significance as they aim to counter Sri Lanka’s imposing lead. Individual brilliance coupled with collective effort will be vital for Bangladesh to stage a comeback and level the series.