West Indian Hayden Walsh Jr takes a catch in first T20I vs New Zealand to sack Kane Williamson.© Twitter
The first T20I between the West Indies and New Zealand on Wednesday saw exceptional field work by the West Indies players at Jamaica’s Sabina Park. Shimron Hetmyer set the tone with a one-handed screamer to sack New Zealand’s Martin Guptill and what followed was another brilliant catch from his teammate Hayden Walsh Junior. The latter took a sensational catch on the square leg to shorten Kane Williamson’s stint at the crease. Odean Smith threw a short ball to Williamson and the latter, hitting on 47 of 32 balls, pulled him to the square leg in search of a boundary, but Hayden Walsh’s stunner robbed him of half a century.
The ball was on the surface near the square leg boundary, but Hayden Walsh made good ground from the back square leg and made a brilliant dive to complete the catch.
Here’s Hayden Walsh Junior’s catch to fire Kane Williamson:
#HaydenWalsh Make a bow! Absolutely phenomenal fielding from him and the entire West Indies team in the 1st T20I against New Zealand.
— FanCode (@FanCode) August 11, 2022
Speaking of the match, the West Indian season of woe with white balls continued as New Zealand took a 13-point win in the first T20I of the three-game series. Fresh off a successful European sojourn, the Black Caps fielded a formidable 185 for five hitting first in a rain-broken innings before their key bowlers came together to limit the Caribbean side to 172 for seven in response.
Devon Conway (43 out of 29) and Kane Williamson (47 out of 33) led the New Zealand innings, while Mitchell Santner (3 for 19 in four overs) shone with the ball in the second innings.
(With AFP inputs)
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