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Trent Boult’s Spectacular One-Handed Catch Steals The Show In ILT20 Clash
By CricShots - Jan 29, 2024 3:24 pm
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In a thrilling encounter at the International League T20 (ILT20), the MI Emirates’ Trent Boult showcased brilliance with a one-handed stunner against the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders. The captivating moment unfolded during the 12th match of the ILT20 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Trent Boult
Trent Boult

As the 18th over of the first innings commenced, Knight Riders’ batsman Laurie Evans aimed to dispatch a delivery from Fazalhaq Farooqi towards long-off. Boult, exhibiting remarkable anticipation, executed a dive and secured a sensational catch with his left hand, sending Evans back to the pavilion without scoring.

The video of Boult’s extraordinary catch swiftly went viral on social media, with fans hailing it as one of the greatest catches in ILT20 history, likening it to a “superman’s catch.”

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Evans’ dismissal marked a turning point in the match, as MI Emirates eventually clinched a comfortable eight-wicket victory on January 28. Opting to bowl first after winning the toss, Emirates’ Boult proved pivotal, claiming a wicket and contributing with two catches during the Knight Riders’ innings.

 

Despite a spirited effort from Knight Riders’ Andre Russell, who scored a blistering 46 off 17 balls, the team managed to post a competitive total of 188 for the loss of five wickets.

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In response, MI Emirates’ Kusal Perera and Muhammad Waseem laid the foundation with a formidable 104-run partnership. Perera showcased his prowess with a brisk 54 off 26 balls, while Waseem remained unbeaten with an impressive 89 runs. Nicholas Pooran’s quickfire 33 off 19 balls ensured a convincing victory for the Emirates during the run chase.

Boult’s exceptional catch not only electrified the stadium but also played a pivotal role in guiding MI Emirates to a memorable win in the ILT20 encounter, highlighting the significance of stellar fielding moments in shaping cricketing outcomes.