- Devon Conway dived acrobatically to take a sensational catch vs Pakistan in the 19th match of ICC T20 World Cup
- The catch helped New Zealand dismiss Mohammad Hafeez
- Pakistan defeated New Zealand by 5 wickets and 8 balls remaining
In the 19th match of the ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand player Devon Conway stunned fans when he dived acrobatically to take a sensational catch against Pakistan and dismiss Mohammad Hafeez in at Sharjah on Tuesday.
On the last ball of the 11th over which was being bowled by Mitchell Santner, Hafeez came out of the crease and played inside-out in what looked like a certain hit past the boundary line, however, little did the batsman knew that the current 5th best T20 batsman, standing in the mid-off area, had in store for him.
Conway put in an incredible effort as he made a dive to his left to pull off an absolute gem of a catch. The wicket put the match in perfect balance as Pakistan lost their third wicket, still needing 72 runs to win from 9 overs at that moment.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) shared the video of the catch and captioned, “Conway goes full superman. Have we just seen the catch of the tournament?!?. #T20WorldCup | #PAKvNZ | @t20worldcup | #CricketTogether,” on Instagram.
Earlier in the innings, Conway helped New Zealand score 134 as he scored 27 from 24 deliveries on a difficult pitch at Sharjah in hot conditions.
Having said this, the incredible performance from Conway put little impact on the outcome of the game as Pakistan registered their second successive win in the Super 12 stage of the tournament.
New Zealand will have their task cut out when they face India in their next game on the 31st of October at Dubai International Stadium starting at 7:30 PM (IST).
Pakistan, on the other hand, will take on Afghanistan on the 29th of October at the Dubai International Stadium starting at 7:30 PM (IST).