BAN vs NED [WATCH]: Sybrand Engelbrecht pulls off a breathtaking diving catch to dismiss Litton Das in T20 World Cup 2024

Jun 13, 2024

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The Netherlands player Sybrand Engelbrecht delivered a spectacular fielding effort during the T20 World Cup 2024 game against Bangladesh at the Arnos Vale Ground in Kingstown in St Vincent on Thursday (June 13).

Netherlands opts to field and dominates early

Opting to field first, the Netherlands displayed an exceptional bowling performance with Aryan Dutt providing a dream start for his team by taking two early wickets. The initial breakthrough came with the dismissal of Bangladesh skipper Najmul Hossain Shanto. Dutt continued his impressive spell by removing Litton Das, but the credit for this crucial wicket goes largely to Engelbrecht’s outstanding catch.

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Sybrand Engelbrecht’s superhuman effort

In the first ball of the 4th over, Dutt bowled an in-drifter on a fullish length outside off stump. Litton attempted a slog sweep, causing the ball to soar high in the air. It seemed destined to land safely as no fielder appeared nearby. However, Engelbrecht had different plans. He sprinted swiftly to his left from deep square leg and, with outstretched hands, executed a breathtaking dive to complete a remarkable catch. This catch is already being hailed as potentially the best of the tournament. Litton had to walk back to the pavilion with a meager score of one run in two deliveries.

Here’s the video:

Bangladesh’s struggles and a glimmer of hope

In all three games that Bangladesh has played in this edition, Litton has consistently fallen to spin bowling. Despite the early setbacks, Bangladesh managed to post a respectable total of 54/2 at the end of the powerplay, thanks to the efforts of experienced campaigners Shakib Al Hasan and Tanzid Hasan who steadied the innings.

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