(Watch) Ball boy dives to complete a sensational catch in PSL 2024, gets a warm hug from Colin Munro

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (AP) — Islamabad United defeated Peshawar Zalmi by 29 runs in match 20 of the Pakistan Super League 2024 on March 4 in Rawalpindi. During the 19th over of the Zalmi’s chase, Arif Yaqoob hit Rumman Raees for a six. Colin Munro, stationed in the deep backward square region, went for a catch, but the ball crossed the rope, and a ball boy took a sensational diving catch. Munro celebrated with the ball boy, giving him a warm hug. The video went viral on social media.

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Islamabad United thwarted Aamer Jamal’s rapid-fire half-century to beat Peshawar Zalmi by 29 runs in the Pakistan Super League on Monday.

Islamabad put up 196-4, thanks mainly to captain Shadab Khan’s 80 off 51 balls.

Brothers Naseem Shah, 1-26, and Hunain Shah, 2-25, sliced through the Peshawar top order in the power play and reduced it to 18-5.

Jamal drove the comeback by smashing 87 off 49 balls to lead them to 152-6 in the 18th over when he was clean-bowled by leg-spinner Shadab, who finished with 3-41.

Islamabad moved to third on the six-team table, ahead of Peshawar in net run rate.

Peshawar’s chase was in early trouble when skipper Babar Azam was needlessly run out off the first ball he faced. Babar failed to beat Alex Hales’ direct throw at the non-striker’s end.

Saim Ayub was caught in the slips in an eventful first over, and it became 3-3 when Imad Wasim made a well-judged, sharp two-handed catch at short fine leg to dismiss Mohammad Haris. Hunain’s double-wicket maiden extended Peshawar’s collapse.

Jamal counterattacked in the middle overs, sharing a 107-run stand with Paul Walter, who contributed 33. Jamal smashed six sixes and eight fours before he misread Shadab’s googly in the same over. He launched a 102-meter six.

Earlier, after being put into bat in chilly weather, Hales’ middle stump was knocked back by Ayub’s first delivery, a carrom ball. But Shadab shared two valuable half-century stands with Salman Ali Agha (37) and Jordan Cox (26). Azam Khan’s unbeaten 29 off 14 provided a late flourish.

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