India vs Pakistan: Manish Pandey’s sensational catch wows cricket fans

first_imgManish Pandey pulled off an incredible catch to dismiss Sarfraz Ahmed in the ongoing India vs Pakistan match in Asia Cup 2018, on Wednesday.Sarfaraz came into bat with Pakistan tottering at 85/3 in 21 overs and the skipper decided to break the shackles by playing a big shot.Sarfraz decided to take the risk on the fifth delivery of the 25th over off Kedar Jadhav’s bowling. Sarfraz launched a big shot towards wide of the long-on but he found magical Manish on the boundary ropes.Pandey quickly covered few meters to get into the position to take the catch. But once he realised that his momentum would take him across the rope, Pandey flicked the ball in the air, crossed the rope, came back and took the catch to get rid of Sarfraz, who made 6 off 12 balls, and reduce Pakistan to 96/4.pic.twitter.com/6UWoM2xSFqGentlemen’s Game (@DRVcricket) September 19, 2018Pandey was on the pitch despite not being in playing XI as a replacement for injured Hardik Pandya.India vs Paksitan: Live UpdatesPandya injured himself bowling his 5th over and the 18th over of the innings.Here’s the description of Pandya’s injury:17.5 overs: Pandya to Babar, What happened there? Hardik Pandya has fallen on the ground after delivering the ball. Seems to be in a lot of pain. The replays show that he lost his footing a bit on his follow through. India will hope that it is nothing serious. Seems like a back injury. The physio is out on the field to attend to the all-rounder.advertisementIn a tweet, BCCI said that the all-rounder had suffered an acute lower back injury.Injury update – @hardikpandya7 has an acute lower back injury. He is able to stand at the moment and the medical team is assessing him now.Manish Pandey is on the field as his substitute #TeamIndia #AsiaCup pic.twitter.com/lLpfEbxykjBCCI (@BCCI) September 19, 2018Earlier, Pakistan had won the toss and decided to bat. However, there would have been some jitters in the dressing room after Imam and Fakhar were sent back inside the first five overs.Babar Azam and Shoaib Malik did well thereafter to keep Pakistan in the game but a beauty from Kuldeep Yadav helped India break the 82-run partnership as he clean bowled Babar.last_img

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