T20 World Cup 2024
Suryakumar Yadav’s Stunning Catch off Jasprit Bumrah Dismisses Babar Azam
By CricShots - Jun 10, 2024 12:26 am
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On Sunday, June 9, Suryakumar Yadav took a spectacular catch in the slip cordon to dismiss Pakistan’s captain, Babar Azam, in a crucial encounter between India and Pakistan in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. The arch-rivals faced off in the 19th game of the tournament at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah dismissed Babar Azam

After being bowled out for a modest 119 runs, India desperately needed early wickets to make a comeback. In the third over, Jasprit Bumrah created an early opportunity by inducing a mistimed shot from Mohammad Rizwan, which flew towards Shivam Dube at fine leg. Unfortunately for India, Dube could not hold on to the straightforward catch, letting a vital chance slip away.

India’s first breakthrough finally came in the fifth over, courtesy of a combined effort by Bumrah and Suryakumar. Bumrah delivered a back-of-length ball that took Babar Azam by surprise with its extra bounce. Babar edged the ball towards Suryakumar at first slip.

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Despite the ball dying on him, Suryakumar dived forward and managed to catch it just inches above the ground, providing India with a much-needed wicket. Babar departed after scoring 13 runs off 10 balls, which included two boundaries.


Earlier in the match, India’s batting lineup struggled on a challenging pitch and was bowled out for just 119 runs. Both Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were dismissed inside the powerplay, putting India on the back foot. Despite these early setbacks, the team managed to recover and reached 89 for 3 by the 12th over, thanks to some resilient batting.

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However, India’s innings unraveled dramatically after Haris Rauf dismissed Suryakumar Yadav for 7. In a rapid collapse, India lost four wickets for just 7 runs, slumping from 89 for 3 to 96 for 7. The tailenders couldn’t offer much resistance, and India was eventually all out for 119. For Pakistan, Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf were the standout bowlers, each taking three wickets, while Mohammad Amir chipped in with two crucial dismissals.