What a day Ahmad Shahzad is having in the fields today. He first dropped a catch and took it in the next over of the same bower, of the same batsmen and on the same shot. Now this would have hardly happened before in recent times.
Yasir Shah who was operating his leg spinners to Thirmane finally made him edge one when the batsman went for a sweep shot and scooped it up in the air down towards square leg. Ahmad changed in and took the catch but when his hit the ground the ball popped out.
He claimed for a catch which the third umpire rejected as it was a clear drop.in the next over of Yasir Shah, he again bowled the same ball to Thirmane. It was leg spin pitched on the middle and off and Thirmane went for the same shot.
He tried to sweep it away down towards the leg side and once again he hit an edge to it and the ball went to square leg and Ahmad again ran for the catch and again dived for it, this time to his left and finally caught it and held on to it.
It was a wonderful piece of fielding from the Pakistani opener whom a few minutes ago people were pointing out for his drop catch but he was lucky that he was again given the same chance and this time Ahmad made sure he doesn’t make a slight mistake in catching it cleanly.
Srilanka at the moment are 210 for 5 and Pakistan is bowling very tight to them so there is a big possibility that they may get restricted under 250 runs.