New Zealand Wicketkeeper’s Slide to Kick Away Ball and Save Boundary

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Devon Conway, the New Zealand wicketkeeper, ran behind and covered a lot of ground before kicking the ball away with his left foot inches inside the boundary rope. 

On Saturday, New Zealand wicketkeeper Devon Conway made an incredible save while fielding the ball in a T20I match against Pakistan in Christchurch. Conway used his football skills to deny Pakistan a boundary in a tri-series game that also included Bangladesh. Shadab Khan beat Tim Southee with a scoop shot. Shadab’s connection between bat and ball was poor, giving Conway an opportunity to run behind and attempt a save. 

Another fielder, Ish Sodhi, was also running towards the ball from fine leg, but Conway beat him to the ball. The wicketkeeper slid down the pitch before kicking the ball away with his left foot just inside the boundary rope.

Talking about the tri-series game, Pakistan went on to beat New Zealand by 6 wickets. 

Babar Azam rode his luck to 79 not out off 53 balls as his team took command of the series after a 21-run victory over Bangladesh on Friday. The week-long tournament at Hagley Oval is being used by all three teams to prepare for the T20 World Cup in Australia. 

New Zealand’s 147 for 8 after winning the toss appeared insufficient, and Babar’s knock eliminated any chance of victory, guiding the tourists to 149 for 4 with 10 balls to spare. 

Haris Rauf and Mohammad Wasim Junior also played for Pakistan. Rauf took three wickets for 28 runs in four overs, while Wasim took two wickets for 20 runs. 

Tri-series ENG-PAK-BAN going from 7th October: Pakistan vs Bangladesh, 7:30 AM IST 

Pakistan Squad for ICC T20 World Cup, Tri-Series: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan (vc), Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz. Mohammad Hasnain, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jr. Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Usman Qadir  

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Nurul Hasan (vc, wk), Nasum Ahmed, Taskin Ahmed, Yasir Ali, Litton Das (wk), Mehidy Hasan. Afif Hossain, Ebadot Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Sabbir Rahman, Mohammad Saifuddin, Najmul Hossain Shanto  

New Zealand: Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson. Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee 

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