IND vs PAK: Watch: Suryakumar Yadav takes impressive catch at slip cordon to send back Babar Azam

Suryakumar Yadav, Babar Azam

Suryakumar Yadav, on Sunday (June 9), took a brilliant catch at the slip cordon to send back Babar Azam in the ongoing match between India and Pakistan. The arch-rivals faced each other in game 19 of the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

After being bowled out for just 119 runs, India needed a good start with the ball to get back into the game. In the third over, Jasprit Bumrah made Mohammad Rizwan hit a straight shot to Shivam Dube at fine leg, but the all-rounder failed to hold on to an easy catch.

India finally made their first breakthrough in the fifth over thanks to Bumrah and Suryakumar. On the fourth ball of the over, Bumrah bowled a behind-the-back delivery that took Babar Azam by surprise due to the extra bounce. The Pakistan captain ended up directing the ball towards Suryakumar, who was standing at first slip.

The ball was dying for the India star, but he did well to dive forward and catch the ball just inches off the ground to give the team a much-needed first breakthrough. Babar departed after scoring 13 runs off 10 balls with the help of two fours.

Watch Suryakumar Yadav’s Capture:

Early in the game, India performed poorly with the bat and were bowled out for just 119 runs. On a difficult pitch, India lost the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the powerplay but recovered soon and were well placed at 89 for 3 in the 12th over.

However, India’s innings was completely derailed once Haris Rauf returned Suryakumar for 7. In no time, India lost four wickets to find themselves reeling at 96 for 7 off 89 for 3. In the end, they were all bowled out for 119. For Pakistan, Naseem Shah and Rauf picked up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir took 2.