Video: Chris Jordan takes a stunning caught and bowled catch
Caught and bowled catches are rarely witnessed in the game of cricket and not many bowlers have managed to accomplish it. Only very few players with good reflexes have grabbed it.
During the Qualifier 2 of the just-concluded seventh season of the Caribbean Premier League between Trinbago Knight Riders and Barbados Tridents in Trinidad, Barbados Tridents pacer Chris Jordan put on good show to dismiss Trinbago Knight Riders batsman Jonathan Carter.
It all started on the very first delivery of the 15th over when Carter was completely beaten by a slower ball from Jordan. With the ball lobbing off the leading edge of the batsman, Jordan was sharp enough to realize the same and he did dive to his left to grab a stunning piece of a one-handed catch.
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Carter, who came to swing his blade at No. 6 in the 12th over, ended up scoring 4 (6). While Carter was Jordan’s first victim, he also dismissed Tridents skipper Jason Holder (1) in his next over.
After Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Kieron Pollard won the toss and put the visitors into bat, Barbados could muster 160/6 in their allotted quota of 20 overs.
It would have been a different story altogether if it not for that 48-run stand for the seventh wicket between Raymon Reifer (24 not out) and Ashley Nurse (24 not out) which helped the visitors to post a handsome total.
With impressive bowling figures of 4-0-25-2, Khary Pierre was best bowler in the business for Trinbago.
With collective rhythm in their approach, Barbados’ bowlers restricted the opposition at 148/10 in 19.3 overs. It is worth mentioning here that Trinbago all-rounder Seekkuge gave everything to ace the run-chase as he scored 27-ball 51 with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes but it was it no avail in the end.
As far as the Tridents are concerned, Reifer, Nurse, Hayden Walsh Jr. and Harry Gurney picked up a couple of wickets apiece in a match-winning performance.