Catches win matches The proverb holds true for any format of cricket whether it is test, one-day or T20. Good hands catching the ball have turned the tide in many key matches. In the World T20 2016, there have been some jaw-dropping catches. Here are the top five catches in the World T20 that are sure to leave you spellbound.
Shane Watson, India vs Australia, March 27, 2016: India was in a steady position with Yuvraj and Kohli on the crease and needed another 67 runs from 37 balls. Yuvraj tried to hit a slower one from James Faulkner when Shane Watson took a stunning catch at the extra cover sending him back to pavilion.
Joe Root, England vs Sri Lanka, March 26, 2016: Sri Lanka needed 17 runs from 10 balls to win with 4 wickets in hand. Sri Lanka's Dusan Shanaka smashed the ball on the off side for four but was stopped with a spectacular diving catch by Joe Root.
Soumya Sarkar, India v Bangladesh, March 23, 2016: Bangladesh, with their spectacular bowling and fielding, restricted Indian batsmen to 112 for 4 in 15 overs. Hardik Pandya hit a flat shot off Al-Amin Hossain towards square leg boundary. Soumya Sarkar made a dive towards his left and took an extraordinary catch.
Mohammad Nabi, Afghanistan v England, March 23, 2016: In the ninth over, Jos Butler tried to hit the ball across the boundary line on the off side. Mohammad Nabi took an acrobatic low catch diving to his left and sending Butler back to pavilion.
Shakib Al Hasan, Australia vs Bangladesh, March 21: Australia were fluently heading at 119/3 and needed 38 more runs to win from 35 balls. Warner was looking dangerous at 17 runs from just 8 balls when Shakib Al Hasan caught and bowled him with an excellent catch. Shakib surely felt the speedy ball on his hands but didn’t drop it.