Watch: ‘Superman’ Axar Patel flies through the air and makes an incredible catch to dismiss Mitchell Marsh

Watch: 'Superman' Axar Patel goes airborne, takes unbelievable catch to dismiss Mitchell Marsh

Axar Patel, on Monday (June 24), took an incredible catch to return Mitchell Marsh in the ongoing Super 8 match between India and Australia at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia.

After scoring a grand total of 205 for 5, India also started well with the ball. Arshdeep Singh scored in the first over to send back the dangerous David Warner for 6. Suryakumar Yadav took a brilliant catch at the slip cordon to give India the early lead.

India, however, could not make any further progress as Travis Head and Mitchell Marsh soon steadied the ship towards Australia. They also played aggressively to ensure their team didn’t fall too far behind in the big chase. By the end of the powerplay, Australia had raced to 65 for 1.

India needed something special to break the Head-Marsh partnership and Axar Patel did exactly that. The India all-rounder took one of, if not the best catch of the ongoing tournament to break the partnership and gave India a much-needed breakthrough.

On the last ball of the ninth over, Kuldeep Yadav bowled one over the pads and Marsh put it behind square. The Australian captain had made a good connection with the ball and looked destined to hit a six. India had placed Axar Patel in that position for the same shot, but it looked like Marsh’s shot would easily go over the defender’s head.

However, Axar Patel had other ideas. The all-rounder jumped in time and caught the ball with his right hand while he was in the air. Marsh departed after scoring 37 runs off 28 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes.

Check out Axar Patel’s screenshot:

Talking about the game, Australia were 125 for 2 after 12 overs at the time of writing this report. Head was hitting 62 off 30 balls while being kept company by Glenn Maxwell. Earlier in the game, Rohit Sharma’s brilliant knock of 92 runs helped India register their highest total in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.