CWC 2023 (WATCH): Shardul Thakur takes a sensational catch on the boundary to dismiss Rahmanullah Gurbaz during IND vs AFG clash

The fight between the 2023 ICC ODI World Cup India And Afghanistan At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, the Indian pacer Shardul Tagore Showed excellent fielding skills.

Afghanistan captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi, won the toss and elected to bat, and they are making steady progress at 63/1. However, the 13th over saw a turning point for the Men in Blue.

Rahmanullah Gurbaz was dismissed as a result of Shardul Thakur’s superb boundary catch

On the fifth delivery of the over, Hardik Pandya The Afghan opener gave the short ball Rahmanullah Gurbaz, who instinctively drags it to the boundary. The ball went straight to Thakur, who stayed near the deep fine-lay boundary rope. Thakur skillfully catches the ball before it crosses the boundary. Sensing that the momentum would carry him, he deftly returned the ball to the playing field. Thakur immediately re-entered the field, leaping to complete the catch, thus dismissing Gurbaz.

The on-field umpire sought confirmation of the catch from the third umpire and a subsequent review validated its validity, leading to Gurbaz’s dismissal.

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Tagore continues to have his influence

Tagore’s remarkable boundary catches were complemented by his immediate impact with the ball. He removed it Rahmat Shah, further hampered Afghanistan’s progress and reduced them to 63/3 in the 13th over. With the momentum of the game now in favor of the Men in Blue, they will look to capitalize on this advantage by picking up more wickets and cementing their position in the match.

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