Babar Azam takes one-handed stunner against Zimbabwe, ICC asks “catch of the tournament?” Watch

Watch: Babar Azam takes one-handed stunner vs Zimbabwe, ICC asks "Catch of the tournament?"

ICC posted a video of the catch, with the caption: “Catch of the tournament?”© Twitter

Pakistan gave an exceptional performance with the ball in the Super 12 clash of the T20 World Cup, against Zimbabwe, as they limited the Craig Ervine-led side to 130/8 in 20.0 overs. Mohammad Wasim Jr took four wickets while Shadab Khan scalped three, while Haris Rauf took one. For Zimbabwe, Sean Williams scored the highest score with 31 runs, but one thing that captivated everyone was Pakistani skipper Babar Azam’s brilliant catch to sack Regis Chakabva.

In the 14th over, which was thrown by Shadab Khan, Chakabva was on strike. He made a defensive shot on the sixth throw from the over, which went to Babar Azam on the slip. Babar ducked to make a catch on his own to reject Chakabva for a duck. It was Shadab’s second in a row, as he also threw out Sean Williams on the fifth pitch of the same over.

ICC posted a video of the catch, captioning it: “Catch the Tournament?”

Babar’s catch left all the players and fans in awe as everyone couldn’t stop expressing their love for the brilliance of the catch.

Coming to the match, fast bowler Mohammad Wasim recorded his best figures in the shortest format when he and spinner Shahdab Khan helped Pakistan narrow Zimbabwe to a modest 130 for 8 in their T20 World Cup match here on Thursday.

Wasim (4/4) and Shadab (3/23) split seven wickets to derail Zimbabwe innings after a fine start.

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Haris Rauf, who was brought to the cleaners by Virat Kohli in the penultimate over of their last match, also recorded his best economic T20 bowling figures, finishing 1 to 12 from his four overs.

(with PTI inputs)

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