Watch: Van Beek takes a one-handed stunner to dismiss Hampton
Fielding standards are not the same as before as players are setting a great example by saving crucial runs while also taking extraordinary catches for the team. The cricket fraternity has often witnessed truly magnificent catches in the domestic franchise cricket tournaments.
The fans are indeed blessed to witness the iconic catches taken by fielders during the passage of play. With spunk, pride and commitment, players have also taken one-handed catches. Fans have always enjoyed and appreciated players who give 100% commitment.
Logan Van Beek takes a blinder
Logan Van Beek has been the talk of the town for his one-handed screamer during New Zealand’s Super Smash League. The Dutch-Kiwi all-rounder unleashed his fielding masterclass by taking a gem of a catch to dismiss Brett Hampton. Nobody saw this coming from the all-rounder as he had to cover a lot of ground to complete a marvellous catch.
Van Beek took the catch during the match between Wellington and Auckland. The all-rounder received praises from every nook and corner of the cricket fraternity for his terrific catch.
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— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 9, 2021
During the tenth over of Northern Knights innings, Wellington skipper Michael Bracewell delivered a good bounder and the batsman Brett attempted for a sweep but the manner in which he generated bat speed against the pace of the ball lacked enough power as he ended up hitting the ball between deep mid-wicket and deep square-leg region.
Meanwhile, Van Beek came sprinting out of nowhere only to take a mind-boggling one-handed catch. As soon as he took the catch, the fans at the stands applauded the cricketer. At one time, it looked like the ball was going to touch the turf but Van Beek came all the way quickly to take a catch.
BT sport cricket uploaded the video on their handle and the video spread like wildfire on social media portals. The catch also caught the eye of England all-rounder Ben Stokes who took time to watch the catch and react to the video clip. Stokes who is also an extraordinary fielder couldn’t believe his eyes after Van Beek’s extraordinary catch. Stokes took to social media and wrote: “What the…”
The catch turned out to be a deciding factor of the match as it helped his team Wellington secure a memorable win. Auckland posted a competitive total of 176/3 in their allotted quota of 20 overs. Wellington looked very much comfortable in the run-chase from the start. Though the middle-order struggled a bit, they took the game till the final over and won the game with 5 balls remaining.