Watch: Mohammad Rizwan takes stunner of a catch against West Indies
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 17, 2021 11:58 pm
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Test cricket peaked this week with two close-fought matches that are rare in the time of T20 cricket. West Indies and Pakistan were playing in Jamaica while England and India locked horns at Lord’s this week. Both matches turned out to be a cracker of a contest and the momentum kept shifting throughout the match.

Video: Rizwan takes a phenomenal catch to dismiss Warrican in first Test
Mohammad Rizwan puts a full-length dive to complete the catch

Also, tailenders enjoyed their time in the middle in these two games. Let’s focus on the West Indies versus Pakistan Test – the first of the two-match series.

Apart from the high-quality cricketing action, fans got to see a sensational catch by Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan. When the match was slipping away from Pakistan’s grasp, he took a blinder of a catch to dismiss Jomel Warrican.

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The incident happened when Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali delivered the ball to Warrican. Pakistan required just 2 wickets to win the game. Meanwhile, Hasan Ali pitched a short ball and to which Warrican attempted to play a pull shot.

As it turned out, Warrican got a top edge. Meanwhile, there was a fine leg fielder positioned and he could have easily reached out there. However, Rizwan instantly decided to take the catch with a full-blooded dive.

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Everyone was surprised after seeing this fabulous catch by Rizwan and his Pakistan teammates mobbed him in jubilation as they smell a victory.

Warrican fell as the ninth wicket of the innings while West Indies, still, were 17 runs short of the target. However, Kemar Roach held his nerves and took his team over the line with just one wicket in hand to win a remarkable Test for his team.

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Young West Indian pacer Jayden Seales was the bright light in this game. He became the youngest West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket haul in Test cricket as well as the youngest Test player to win the man of the match. He grabbed 5 for 55 in the second innings after registering 3 for 70 in the first innings.