โ€ŒWATCH | Acrobatic Nicholas Pooran snares one-handed screamer to send Travis Head packing

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In modern cricket, the importance of fitness has become more crucial than ever. Nicholas Pooran exemplified it yet again by grabbing a scintillating catch behind the stumps to dismiss the dangerous Travis Head as MI New York squared off against Washington Freedom at Church Street Park, Morrisville.

Playing their first game of the second Major League Cricket edition, the Washington-based franchise won the toss and elected to field first under overcast conditions. Saurabh Nethravalkar and Justin Dill starred with the ball, scalping three-fers each to curb the New York side to 154, thanks to Nicholas Pooranโ€™s 44. In reply, the New York side got an early breakthrough and it was Pooran who had to be credited for an outstanding catch.

After a three-run first over, Ehsan Adil bowled a good length delivery outside the off stump to Head. The southpaw intended to execute a drive on that but played inside the line and got the outside edge toward the left of the gloveman. Pooran was excellent with his reflex as he leaped to his left and grasped the white cherry with his left-hand to complete a stunner. Time and again, Head has played some unreal knocks across formats in the past couple of years, and the early blow acted as a sigh of relief for New York.ย 

NickyP Brilliance!

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