Asad Shafiq brilliant catch VS CA 2016

January 10, 2017 8:39 am4 commentsViews: 78681

Asad Shafiq took a ripper to dismiss the CA opener today. It was a sensational catch and that showed the Pakistan has improved their fielding skills. The ODI series is just around the corner and Pakistan wants their side to be fully active.

At the moment the Australian opener leaves the field as Hasan Ali took him down on a short ball. The shot was not that bad but the catch made it look absolutely nothing. Asad had to run and five to reach this catch. One of the best catches from Pakistan in this tour for sure.

Pakistan batted first in the game and no doubt they did bat really well. They must have listened to the insult made from the former Australian captain Ian Chappell. As per him if Pakistan has to play like this then there is no need to invite them to Australia for a series. Pakistan lost the three test matches. Only the first one saw them making some fight against the Australians. Rest of the two were piece of cake of the home side. Pakistan batting and bowling both were badly exposed by the Australian side.

But now it seems Pakistan might have learned their lessons. They played well today. Their batting looked strong. Cricket Australia bowling and fielding was not that good to be honest. They did not look professionals at all. Too many mistakes committed by them. Pakistan made 334 runs thanks to a number of good solid innings. Sharjeel Khan at the top produced a vital innings. He was joined by the likes of young Babar Azam who did struggle in the test matches but totally looked totally opposite. He almost nailed a hundred today.

In the middle order Shoaib Malik and a few others played some good knocks as well. All these batting stints put Pakistan on a handsome total. Now comes their bowling and they had the perfect start thanks to Imad Wasim. Hasan joined the party when Asad took a breather at leg side. Now keep in mind that Asad Shafiq is not a tall fellow. He has a short height and hence he had to really run a lot to his left and then at the end there was a big leap and he grasped this one amazingly. This is the best take from a Pakistani fielder in this series so far. Asad showed his commitment here. He was right up there and made sure that he hangs to this one till the end. Pakistan will needs such efforts to fight against Australia in the ODIS.

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