The catch of Jacob Bethel of Birmingham is being discussed everywhere. (PC: Bears Twitter)
New Delhi.England’s 19-year-old all-rounder Jacob Bethel did wonders by catching the catch with one hand. He took a diving catch with one hand against Yorkshire in the T20 Blast. It is about the 19th over. Yorkshire was chasing the target. Jordan Thompson tried to hit a boundary on the second ball of Dane Moesley’s over, but Bethel had something else on his mind.
Bethel ran 9 steps to his left side and dived. This catch was looking impossible to everyone, but this 19-year-old player caught the catch with one hand by diving like a leopard. When he dived, his chest rubbed against the ground. While rubbing, he slipped a little further, but in spite of this he did not leave the ball.
The target was given for 181 runs.
The video of this wonderful catch of the young player is becoming quite viral. Talking about the match, while batting first, Birmingham Bears scored 180 runs for 7 wickets. Robb scored 66 runs. At the same time, Glenn Maxwell hit 21 runs in 10 balls. In response to the target of 181 runs, Yorkshire could only manage 176 runs in 20 overs and with this Birmingham won the match by 4 runs.
Even the home crowd applauded!
— Bears 🏏 (@WarwickshireCCC) June 22, 2023
thrill of the last over
The last over was breath-taking. In the last over, Yorkshire needed 27 runs to win. The victory was clearly visible for Birmingham, but David Vij increased the excitement of the match. Vij had added a total of 15 runs including 2 consecutive sixes in the first 4 balls of Harry Brook’s over. After this, Yorkshire needed just 12 runs to win and 2 balls were left.
Vis missed on the 5th ball
Vij also raised the hope of Yorkshire’s victory. Yorkshire needed 2 consecutive sixes. Brook threw the next ball wide, which added one run to Yorkshire’s account and now he needed 11 runs to win. Vij was trying to hit a six on the 5th ball but he missed. He could not take any run on this ball. Even though he hit a six on the last ball, his team was left behind by 4 runs due to missing the 5th ball.