South African cricketer Tristan Stubbs took an outstanding catch on Sunday, July 31 to dismiss Moeen Ali during the third T20I against England at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. The visitors won the decider match by a huge margin of 90 runs to win the three-match T20I series 2-1. South Africa had lost the first game but made a brilliant comeback to win the remaining two and clinch the series.
The decider will be remembered for one of the most stunning catches taken in world cricket. Tristan Stubbs left the commentators, the crowd, and the fans amazed with his fielding effort. It all happened during the 10th over of the England innings. Aiden Markram, on the final delivery of the over, bowled a flatter one, to which Moeen Ali closed the face of his bat and got a leading edge.
The ball ballooned up in the air, and Stubbs pulled off a blinder. He dived full-length and stretched his left hand to complete the stunning catch. Moeen Ali had to walk back to the hut for three runs of five deliveries. England Cricket shared a video of the dismissal on their social media platform, which went viral. They wrote, “One of the best catches you’ll ever see”
Watch the video here:
One of the best catches you'll ever see 👏
🏴 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/FBlAOf3HUM
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 31, 2022
Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to Tristan Stubbs’ catch:
Former cricketer Ian Bishop lauded Tristan Stubb’s outstanding catch. He took to Twitter to appreciate the youngster. Bishop wrote, “That Tristan Stubbs catch (clapping emojis).”
That Tristan Stubbs catch👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) July 31, 2022
Tristan Stubbs – the Superman! pic.twitter.com/XNT8wWIbSh
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 31, 2022
That catch from Stubbs was something else!
— Nick Owen (@nickowentv) July 31, 2022
One of the greatest catches you will ever see – 21 year old Tristan Stubbs #Cricket #ENGvSA pic.twitter.com/6rhLS0zNjJ
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) July 31, 2022
Stubbs wtf is that. One of the best catches recently. Outstanding.
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) July 31, 2022
Flying Stubbs 🤌🏻👏🏻♥️ #SAvENG #ENGvSA #Stubbs pic.twitter.com/4gkzQpcXHX
— Sagar Arora (@sagarcasm181) July 31, 2022
— Bharathi kishna (@bharathikishna) July 31, 2022
Calling all passengers, Air Stubbs taking off from the Ageas Bowl
What a flippen catch!pic.twitter.com/51Y95O9duT
— 22Ours (@22Ours) July 31, 2022
Otherworldly 🤯🤯 https://t.co/Qty1ou87T6
— β (@iHrithiksSniper) July 31, 2022
Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks power South Africa to 90-runs win
South Africa batter Reeza Hendricks played a fantastic knock in the third T20I against England to take his team to 191 runs in the first innings. He slammed 70 runs off 50 deliveries, including nine boundaries. Aiden Markram also smashed a fifty, with five boundaries.
In response, England got bowled out for 101 runs, as they failed to counter Tabraiz Shamsi’s sharp bowling. The spinner took five wickets for 25 runs in his four overs. Meanwhile, Keshav Maharaj picked a couple of wickets too. South Africa won the match by 90 runs, to take the cup home.
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