NZ v PAK 2020-21: WATCH- Daryl Mitchell takes ‘catch of the summer’ to get rid of Haider Ali

New Zealand has already won the series by winning the first two T20Is.

Daryl Mitchell taking a brilliant catch | GettyThe 3rd T20I match between New Zealand and Pakistan in Napier saw one of the best fielding efforts from Kiwi Daryl Mitchell. New Zealand batted first after Pakistani captain Shadab Khan won the toss.

Pakistan started their chase of the 174-run target with Muhammad Rizwan and Haider Ali looking good in the middle. However, Ali’s innings was cut short due to a brilliant catch by Daryl Mitchell who was on the field as a substitute fielder.

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It was the sixth over of the Pakistani chase bowled by Scott Kuggeleijn when a leading edge from Haider’s bat flew to covers, where Mitchell dived and plucked the ball one-handed behind his back.  Mitchell was ecstatic after the catch, as were his teammates who rushed towards him to congratulate him.

Here is the video:

Devon Conway (63), Tim Seifert (35), and Glenn Phillips (31) powered New Zealand to 173/7 in 20 overs. Faheem Ashraf picked 3/20, Haris Rauf picked 2/20, and Shaheen Afridi 2/43.


By Jatin Sharma - 22 Dec, 2020

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