WATCH: Shahid Afridi’s Incredible Catch In A PSL Match
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2018 7:14 am
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In the second game of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) between Quetta Gladiators and Karachi Kings, the Dubai crowd got complete entertainment as Karachi registered their first-ever win against the Gladiators in the history of the tournament. However, the center of attraction of the match was the fielding effort from former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi. In the 13th over of Gladiators innings, Afridi took a stunning at long-on to dismiss Umar Amin.

Shahid Afridi takes a stunner

Mohammad Irfan bowled a length delivery to Amin and the left-hand batsman crushed it away towards the long-on region. But Afridi, who was fielding at the position, stretched his right hand and grabbed the ball. When everyone thought the ball was sailing over the boundary rope, Afridi leaped up and stuck his right hand up grabbing the ball with one hand and tossing it up in the air. He then ran back inside the playing field and completed the catch successfully. The momentum of the ball was taking him over the ropes but Afridi threw it up and ran back to complete the catch.

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Here is the video of the phenomenal catch: 

Karachi won the match by 19 runs as they contained the Gladiators to 130/9 in 20 overs while chasing 150 runs. Earlier, Kings posted a total of 149/9 in their quota of 20 overs after Colin Ingram top-scored with 41 off 21 deliveries.

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Under the leadership of Imad Wasim the side looked good to put a big total but Shane Watson’s efforts with the ball in last over prevented them to execute the plans. Watson picked three wickets in the last over and eventually returned with figures of 3/22 in 4 overs.

Later, Gladiators were down to 4/2 and were later left stumbling at 70/6. Imad Wasim, Tymall Mills, and Irfan bagged two wickets each while Mohammad Amir and Afridi picked one a piece.