Australia and Ireland are locking horns with each other at the Gabba in Brisbane in the Super 12 match of the T20 World Cup 2022. In the first innings, the Irish bowler, Barry McCarthy pulled off an incredible save to save a certain six smashed by Marcus Stoinis at long-on, even Matthew Wade joined hands with the fans at The Gabba to laud him.
By reaching 108/4 in 14 overs, Australia was looking good to reach a huge total against Ireland at the Gabba. Marcus Stoinis was still in the middle, with Tim David and Matthew Wade waiting in the wings. But then in the next over, Barry McCarthy pulled off an excellent fielding effort down the boundary line which left everyone in awe.
Having taken the wickets of David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, Barry McCarthy was the pick of the Irish bowlers. In the 15th over, bowled by Mark Adair, Stoinis lofted a slower delivery which was pitched outside off stump towards long-on. The ball went high above the sky as much as it could, and it looked like the ball would go over the ropes.
However, McCarthy had other plans. He went high while running to his left and caught the ball initially before he realized that his body had crossed the line. With a sharp presence of mind, he immediately threw the ball inside the boundary ropes to save a certain six and landed awkwardly after he pushed the ball inside. As a result, Stoinis could only score a couple of runs instead of six.
Australia’s wicket-keeper Matthew Wade was right behind McCarthy during the latter’s outrageous fielding effort. He could not stop himself from clapping, as well as the spectators who were there at the Gabba.
Here is video of the incredible effort from Barry McCarthy:
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Here is how the netizens reacted to the effort from Barry McCarthy:
One of the unbelievable saves ever, take a bow, Barry McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/hqv4bkpktC
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 31, 2022
Unbelievable save by McCarthy. pic.twitter.com/viwMXYXtoJ
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 31, 2022
Barry McCarthy with the single best piece of fielding in the World Cup so far. That was incredible! #AUSvsIRE
— Aatif Nawaz (@AatifNawaz) October 31, 2022
— Rahul♦️ Virat (@mani_muzic) October 31, 2022
— Ashlee (@_itsashleeee_) October 31, 2022
— Nic Savage (@nic_savage1) October 31, 2022
Me watching McCarthy making that superhuman effort pic.twitter.com/6UH6xwNKQ7
— Saahil Sharma (@faahil) October 31, 2022
Barry McCarthy being a brilliant, outstanding fielder while Zampa stands there like an old grandma being like “oh my days!!” pic.twitter.com/oTIei6tYpk
— adi✨|| haris rauf cheerleader (@adidoescricket) October 31, 2022