“Cricket is just weirder”- Netizens in DISBELIEF as Steven Mullaney makes perfect use of non-striker to grab hilarious catch at Vitality Blast, video goes viral

The bizarre catch did not leave Ackerman in bewilderment as he simply smiled and took a long walk back to the dugout.


“Cricket is just weirder”- Netizens in DISBELIEF as Steven Mullaney makes perfect use of non-striker to grab hilarious catch at Vitality Blast, video goes viral

Steven Mullaney (Images via ESPN, Twitter)

There’s no doubt that catches in cricket send instant relief to the fielding side. As the phrase goes ‘catches win matches’, the fielding side does anything to secure the catch and while doing so, some of the players end up grabbing the most outrageous of these catches, and Steven Mullaney‘s catch was no different, though, he used the non-striker to avoid dropping the catch.

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Mullaney’s catch was from the T20 Vitality Blast in England. On Tuesday (June 20), Nottinghamshire locked horns with Leicestershire and Mullaney represented the former in the North Group match of the tournament.

The incident happened during the 13th over of Leicestershire‘s innings. Mullaney, after delivering the ball to Nottinghamshire’s captain Colin Ackermann got the chance to secure a caught and bowled. But the ball juggled and fell toward non-striker Wiaan Mulder, before deflecting toward Mullaney and he did not let go of it. The bizarre catch did not leave Ackerman in bewilderment as he simply smiled and took a long walk back to the dugout.

Watch the video of the catch here:

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"Cricket is just weirder"- Netizens in awe as Steven Mullaney makes perfect use of non-striker to grab HILARIOUS catch at Vitality Blast, video goes viral
Steve Mullaney grabbing catch at 2023 Vitality T20 Blast (Image via Twitter)

Talking about the match, Nottinghamshire won the toss and decided to bat first and posted 166/8 courtesy of Joe Clarke’s half-century and successfully defended the target. Steven Mullaney bagged three wickets in his full quota of four overs for 18 runs at an economy of 4.50.

This win helped Nottinghamshire leap to the second position with seven wins, by securing 14 points in North Group. Warwickshire is standing top of the table with 14 points. In the South Group, it’s Somerset who is leading the table with 18 points.

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