WATCH: Tristan Stubbs takes a one-handed stunner to dismiss Moeen Ali
By SMCS - Aug 1, 2022 9:20 am
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England’s rather forgettable white-ball series has ended with a massive 90-run loss against South Africa in the third T20I with South Africa winning the series 2-1. While chasing 192, England were struggling in the middle, with Tabraiz Shamsi taking his maiden five-wicket haul in T20Is at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. While Shamsi was the wrecker-in-chief, it was the catch of Tristan Stubbs that stole the limelight.

Tristan Stubbs
Tristan Stubbs kept South Africa in the game

However, the 21-year-old Tristan Stubbs who made headlines on the international stage in the first T20I with a 28-ball 72, jumped for grabbing a one-handed stunner with his left hand to dismiss dangerous Moeen Ali. The dismissal happened on the final delivery of the 10th over of England’s innings when Markram bowled a flatter delivery on the stumps, and Moeen Ali hit it around on the leg side but got out. Stubbs was fielding on the short extra cover and ran towards his left, putting in a full-length dive to grab one of the best catches of the season.

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After the win, David Miller said: “Defintely it is a privilege to play 100 games for the country. I thought our openers did well. The batters batted well throughout the series. We quickly forgot about the first game and bounced back in a phenomenal m2anner. Stubbs has improved in domestic cricket. We are backing our process from the last 18 months. Our guys have been raising their hands and performing at key moments.”

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On the other hand, Tabraiz Shamsi, who won the Player of the Match said: “I enjoyed myself really. Credit to the batters to put up an above par score. The bowlers before me deserve all the credit. I reaped all the rewards. We got a pounding at Bristol. But I keep in mind how to bounce back. Before I came to the game, my wife casually said I want four wickets (laughs).”