‘You cannot do that’: UAE’s Rameez Shahzad does a Ben Stokes in T20 World Cup qualifier
United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Rameez Shahzad took a one-handed stunner to get rid of George Munsey of Scotland in the third play off of Twenty20 (T20) World Cup qualifier on Wednesday.
In an outstanding display of athleticism Rameez, who was fielding at long-off, ran came running from the left side and timed his jump to perfection as he held the catch with one hand before falling on the ground.
It will not be an exageartion to say that Rameez Shahzad’s effort was a bit better than Stokes’.
Munsey was going great guns with the bat when the catch brought an end to his 65-run knock.
In the 14th over, Ahmed Raza tossed one up to Munsey and the left-hander tried to clear the fielder at long-off.
At first, it looked like the ball would fall behind Rameez Shahzad. However, the fielder had different ideas.
🎤 @nassercricket: “NOOO WAY, YOU CANNOT DO THAT!”
Rameez Shahzad: 👀 pic.twitter.com/ThMTWLUNgd
— ICC (@ICC) October 30, 2019
However, his heroic effort wasn’t enought to save UAE from defeat as they lost the match by 90 runs against Scotland.
As a result Scotland progressed into the final of the tournament.