Bangladesh cricketer, Mohammad Naim took an unbelievable flying catch at long-on to send back Charles Amini at the Al Amerat Cricket Ground against PNG on Thursday. Earlier in the first innings, Amini had also taken a brilliant catch at long-on to dismiss Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan when he was cruising to his fifty.
On the first ball of the fifth over, Mohammad Naim, who was placed at the wide at the long-on position, ran towards his right before putting in a full-stretch dive to grab a catch while hanging in the air to dismiss Papua New Guinea’s Charles Amini (1). Earlier, in the first innings, Amini had taken a stunning catch to dismiss Shakib Al Hasan, who fell four runs short of his 10th T20I fifty.
Batting first, Bangladesh registered their highest-ever T20 World Cup score of 181/7 and a lot of credit for the same goes to Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (50), and Mohammad Saifuddin (19 not out off 6 balls). In reply to Bangladesh’s 181, Papua New Guinea eventually gt bundled out for a meager score of 97 in their last match of the ongoing tournament. A thumping result here will boost Bangladesh’s Net Run Rate (NRR) and chances of qualifying for the Super 12s stage.
Here is the video of the dismissal:
— Rishobpuant (@rishobpuant) October 21, 2021
Bangladesh Playing XI: Mohammad Naim, Liton Das, Mahedi Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Nurul Hasan (wk), Afif Hossain, Mahmudullah (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Papua New Guinea Playing XI: Lega Siaka, Assad Vala (c), Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, Hiri Hiri, Norman Vanua, Kiplin Doriga (wk), Chad Soper, Kabua Morea, Damien Ravu
Here are some of the reactions from the fans:
— ICC (@ICC) October 21, 2021
There has been some indifferent fielding during these early stages but the catches taken by Charles Amini, Mohammad Naim, Nurul Hasan and Hiri Hiri have been out of this world#T20WorldCup
— Isaac Lockett (@isaac_lockett) October 21, 2021
— Saurabh Srivastava (@Saurv99) October 21, 2021