T20 World Cup, ENG vs WI: Akeal Hosein of the West Indies takes a sensational one-handed catch to fire Liam Livingstone. Look
World Cup T20: Akeal Hosein recorded two wickets against England.© Instagram
The West Indies had a night to forget in the opening match of their T20 World Cup title defense in Dubai on Saturday. Playing against ODI world champions England, the West Indies suffered a shocking batting collapse when they were eliminated by a measly 55 total. Adil Rashid chose four wickets for England, giving away just two runs, to follow the brilliant start provided by as Moeen Ali and Tymal Mills and tops off the defending champions’ innings in less than 15 overs.
England won the game with six wickets and 70 balls to spare. The West Indies, however, found a few drops of joy amid an ocean of tears as their bowlers gave opposition batsmen some nervous moments.
Left arm spinner Akeal Hosein was the main cause of mischief when he took over two English lands. Both fields, Jonny Bairstow and Liam Livingstone, were followed by their own bowling alley.
His firing from Livingstone, in particular, was one of the highlights of the day, as he took a sensational catch to send the England batter back to the pavilion.
After Livingstone gave up an attacking lead, Hosein lunged acrobatically to his left and caught the ball with his left hand.
Later, ICC shared the video with the following caption: “Akeal Hosein, are you kidding me?!?! How good was this catch?”
Despite occasional setbacks in their pursuit, England never seemed to be in danger of missing their goal.
Having lost four wickets, they chased the target in the ninth to open their campaign with a resounding victory.
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