ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Unstoppable Chris Woakes Equals A Brilliant Record In A CWC Match History
During the sixth match of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England cricketer Chris Woakes became the occupier of a top record in a Cricket World Cup match history. He became the fourth non-wicketkeeper to take most catches in a CWC match, which was four catches.
It was the match between the host side England and Pakistan at Trent Bridge (Nottingham). The host captain Eoin Morgan decided to field first after winning the toss in this match.
During the first innings of this match, Chris Woakes fielded incredibly well as he took four catches. It is the joint most catches taken by a non-wicketkeeper in a Cricket World Cup match history.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif was the first cricketer to achieve this feat. That incredible Indian fielder did this during the Sri Lanka match in the Super Six stages of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Here is the list of the non-wicketkeepers who picked up four catches in a Cricket World Cup match
|Mohammad Kaif (India)||Sri Lanka||Johannesburg||10th March 2003|
|Soumya Sarkar (Bangladesh)||Scotland||Nelson||5th March 2015|
|Umar Akmal (Pakistan)||Ireland||Adelaide||15th March 2015|
|Chris Woakes (England)||Pakistan||Nottingham||3rd June 2019|
Chris Woakes’ brilliant catches helped England to dismiss all the set Pakistan batsmen
Chris Woakes’ successful catches helped England to dismiss the Pakistan opener Imam-ul-Haq (44 runs off 58 balls), no.3 batsman Babar Azam (63 runs off 66 balls), no.4 batsman Mohammad Hafeez (84 runs off 62 balls), before his caught & bowled to dismiss the Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed (55 runs off 44 balls). All those catches were very crucial, and Woakes grabbed all those catches with brilliant efforts.
Chris Woakes also took three wickets
Also, the right-arm pacer Chris Woakes bagged three wickets in that innings. He was expensive in that innings but picked up three wickets in the death overs as his bowling figures were 8-1-71-3. Apart from dismissing the opposition captain, he also dismissed Wahab Riaz (4 runs) and Shoaib Malik (8 runs).
Finally, Pakistan managed to score 348/8 at the end of the 50 overs. Apart from Woakes, the off-spinner Moeen Ali also took three wickets with the bowling figures of 10-0-50-3.
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