In the ongoing International League T20 (ILT20), MI Emirates has been phenomenal, with four back-to-back victories in five games. The team strengthened their top position with a comprehensive eight-wicket win over the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders.
However, in the game, Trent Boult of MI Emirates showcased exceptional fielding skills with a breathtaking one-handed catch, sealing the spotlight. The enthralling episode unfolded during the 12th match at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The spectacular catch took place in the 18th over of the first inning when Laurie Evans from the Knight Riders aimed to send Fazalhaq Farooqi’s delivery soaring towards long off. In a quick and calculated move, Boult dove, using his left hand to pluck the ball out of the air. The stunning catch left Evans dismissed for a duck after facing just two deliveries.
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Trent Boult outplayed ADKR with fiery bowling
Trent Boult’s exceptional fielding prowess proved pivotal as MI Emirates went on to secure a comfortable eight-wicket victory on Sunday. Winning the toss, Emirates opted to bowl first, with Boult contributing significantly by claiming a wicket and showcasing his fielding skills with two catches. The Knight Riders posted a competitive total of 188 for the loss of five wickets, with Andre Russell’s explosive knock of 46 runs off 17 balls standing out.
During the chase, Kusal Perera and Muhammad Waseem played crucial roles, forging a robust 104-run partnership. Perera contributed 54 runs in 26 balls, complemented by Waseem’s unbeaten knock of 89. Nicholas Pooran‘s 33 runs off 19 balls ultimately sealed the convincing victory for MI Emirates.
Boult’s spectacular one-handed catch not only added a highlight to the ILT20 but also played a pivotal role in tilting the match in favour of MI Emirates. As the tournament unfolds, cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate more thrilling moments and exceptional performances from the players.