The game of cricket has changed a lot over the years and acrobatic fielding and catching have increasingly become a part of it. Bengal skipper Manoj Tiwary was the latest to have his name in the list of cricketers to have pulled off acrobatic feats on the field with an unbelievable effort to dismiss Jharkhand keeper batsman Nazim Siddiqui in the ongoing edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy.
The incident took place in the super league stage clash between Jharkhand and Bengal at Indore. Nazim played a drive towards cover off the bowling of Shahbaz Ahmed in the 15th over of the game but failed to keep it down. Tiwary, who was standing close to the batsman in the cover region, dived to his right to pull off a one handed stunner.
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As far as the match is concerned, it was Bengal who won the toss and elected to bowl first. It turned out to be a brilliant decision as the bowlers came to the party, picking up regular wickets to restrict the Jharkhand total to 126. Anukul Roy top scored with 37 runs while Virat Singh and Ishank Jaggi registered scores of 27 and 24 in Jharkhand’s below par first innings total. Writtick Chatterjee and Shahbaz Ahmed were the standouts with the ball for Bengal, picking up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
The Bengal openers put on an opening partnership of 67 runs to make sure Bengal got along well in a not so difficult run chase. Wriddhiman Saha was dismissed for 24 runs while his opening partner Shreevats Goswami went on to smash an unbeaten 86 off just 50 balls hitting 12 boundaries and a six to make sure Bengal made it home with 8 wickets in hand.