Though the WT20 2016 tournament is just in the initial stage, but it can be said that this catch surely takes a place in the catch of the tournament.
It was the match between Ireland and Oman where Oman was making a debut in the WT20 as well as any major tournament in the international cricket. It was the Group A encounter of Round 1 in WT20 2016 tournament which was played at Dharamsala on Wednesday night. After winning the toss, Ireland decided to bat first.
Ireland opener put a good start as their opening batsmen were looking dangerous. It was the 7th over of their innings when a stunning catch was taken.
Oman’s left-arm spinner Aamir Kaleem was bowling to Ireland opening batsman Paul Stirling. It was the 6.3 overs when Ireland batsman played a shot to the cover area and Oman fielder Zeeshan Maqsood was standing at short-cover. Zeeshan dived to his left side and took a stunning catch of a lofted inside-out shot by Sterling. Even Stirling couldn’t believe that he was out.
It was the first wicket for Oman in WT20 history and that came in terrific style.
Watch the video of that outstanding catch:
— Sanath Jayasuriya (@crickBC) March 9, 2016