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Friday, 22 March 2019

'Wouldn't teach a 12-year-old to catch like that'


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Pakistan’s reputation for poor fielding goes back decades, and Imad Wasim’s effort in the opening one-day international against Australia shows they still have some work to do.

With Australia cruising at 1-230 in the 42nd over in reply to Pakistan’s total of 5-280, Aaron Finch miscued a shot from Yasir Shah that should have resulted in a straightforward catch for Imad at long-off.

Imad only had to move a few metres to his right before taking the catch at a comfortable height, although replays showed he barely got a hand on the ball before it hit him in the chest.

Coach Mickey Arthur looked on in complete disgust, while the commentators found it hard to comprehend how such a simple catch went to ground.

“You wouldn’t teach a 12-year-old to catch like that,” was one view.

Finch failed to make the most of his reprieve, only adding another two runs before he was dismissed for a fine 116, his first century since June.

Australia went on to win the match by eight wickets.

Along with Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 91, the match has left Australian selectors with a pleasant headache prior to the World Cup in England in June.

With Finch and Marsh both finding form and strong performances from Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb in the recent series against India, it means all four of Australia’s top order batsmen have recent runs on the board.

It makes the upcoming return of Steve Smith and David Warner from suspension potentially tricky, with selectors left with the dilemma of trying to squeeze six batsmen into four spots.

Pakistan’s reputation for poor fielding goes back decades, and Imad Wasim’s effort in the opening one-day international against Australia shows they still have some work to do.

With Australia cruising at 1-230 in the 42nd over in reply to Pakistan’s total of 5-280, Aaron Finch miscued a shot from Yasir Shah that should have resulted in a straightforward catch for Imad at long-off.

Imad only had to move a few metres to his right before taking the catch at a comfortable height, although replays showed he barely got a hand on the ball before it hit him in the chest.

Coach Mickey Arthur looked on in complete disgust, while the commentators found it hard to comprehend how such a simple catch went to ground.

“You wouldn’t teach a 12-year-old to catch like that,” was one view.

Finch failed to make the most of his reprieve, only adding another two runs before he was dismissed for a fine 116, his first century since June.

Australia went on to win the match by eight wickets.

Along with Shaun Marsh’s unbeaten 91, the match has left Australian selectors with a pleasant headache prior to the World Cup in England in June.

With Finch and Marsh both finding form and strong performances from Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb in the recent series against India, it means all four of Australia’s top order batsmen have recent runs on the board.

It makes the upcoming return of Steve Smith and David Warner from suspension potentially tricky, with selectors left with the dilemma of trying to squeeze six batsmen into four spots.

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