Indian women’s T20I team skipper Harmanpreet Kaur proved yet again that she is one of the most agile cricketers in the Indian team with a stunning one-handed catch at the long-on boundary. Harmanpreet leapt in the air to complete the catch when she was fielding at long position at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Friday night against West Indies in the first ODI.
Windies skipper was in great touch and had already hit one six off Ekta Bisht’s ball over Harmanpreet’s head at long-on boundary. The next ball was also hit through a similar aerial route but Harmanpreet’s superb effort sent Windies skipper Stafaine Taylor back to the pavilion this time.
The 30-year-old was distinctly superb as she managed to catch the ball. While it seemed like the ball sail over the ropes, but Harmanpreet timed her jump to perfection to catch the ball with her non-throwing arm. She got in an awkward position but somehow managed to catch the ball with on hand.
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Despite her extraordinary effort, the Indian women team lost the match to Windies in a thrilling encounter by just 1 run. Harmanpreet’s agile display went viral as cricket fans from across the world are hailing Indian all-rounder for her superhuman show near the fence.
Earlier, batting first Windies put 225 on board in 50 overs with their skipper Taylor’s 91-ball 94 and opener McLean’s 51. In reply, India’s opening pair of Priya Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues started off brilliantly and put 78 runs for the first wicket. But things did not work for India as they kept losing wickets towards the end of the run chase. India were 224 all out after 50 overs as Poonam Yadav failed to take a single off the last ball.