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Usman Khawaja Takes A Flying Catch To Dismiss Shreyas Iyer
By CricShots - Mar 2, 2023 4:12 pm
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Batting and bowling have been the most important aspects of cricket traditionally, but fielding has also become a crucial area in modern-day cricket. The Australian opener, Usman Khawaja highlighted the fact once more in the Indore Test against India as he pulled off a flying catch to end Shreyas Iyer’s stay at the crease.

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja took an exceptional catch

The low-scoring contest between India and Australia at the Holkar stadium in Indore has been exhilarating so far with the hosts losing half of the side with a lead of 30 runs in the second innings. While the other batters were struggling for the Indian team, Shreyas Iyer came out with a different approach producing a counterattack. He played a fiery knock of 26 runs from 27 balls until a stunning fielding effort from Usman Khawaja resulted in his dismissal.

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Mitchell Starc came out to bowl the 38th over of the innings and he bowled a fuller ball striding down the leg. Iyer flicked the ball toward midwicket without keeping it down. Khwaja was stationed inside the 30-yard circle and he dived to his left to grab the ball. The ball stuck in his right hand and ensured that the ball is not spilled while diving.

Here is the video of the catch by Usman Khawaja:

 

India (Playing XI): Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Srikar Bharat (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

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Australia (Playing XI): Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith (c), Peter Handscomb, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Todd Murphy, Matthew Kuhnemann

Usman Khawaja’s high-flying pyrotechnics ended the stay of a batter in rhythm and Twitteratis also praised him for the commendable fielding effort.