The first Test match between Pakistan and Australia turned out to a thriller that won’t be forgotten quite easily. Pakistan had almost won the match at one point in time, but it was Usman Khawaja’s gritty knock of 141 runs that saved the day for Australia and the match ended up with a draw. Khawaja was made the Man of the Match, but Pakistan’s Babar Azam who took the cake away for a catch at forward short-leg to dismiss Mitchell Starc.
The stunning catch was taken on the 128th over of the fourth innings. Starc hit the ball at leg-side and Azam dived to take a stunning catch with one hand. Starc made his way back to the pavilion on 1 run from five deliveries. Watch the video below. Pakistan vs Australia 2018 1st Test Highlights: Usman Khawaja’s Heroics Led Australia to Draw the Nail-Biting Match!
— Տαηi کشمیری (@TheSaniKhan) October 11, 2018
This catch sent the Twitterati into a tizzy as they were impressed with the catch. The Internet users posted several tweets praising the stunner.
“Superman who? We got Babar Azam,” read a tweet.
Superman who? We got Babar Azam https://t.co/iOWOD5Unx7
— Shahid (@cricket_worm) October 11, 2018
Another tweet read, “Brilliant catch taken by the Superman Babar Azam#PakVsAus.”
— Azaad Umeed-Waar 🇵🇰 (@azaad_umeedwaar) October 11, 2018
“WHAT A CATCH! WHAT A MAGNIFICENT CATCH BY BABAR AZAM! BEAUTIFUL CRICKET. DARING. ATTACKING. SHARP. BEAUTIFUL!#PAKvsAUS,” read another tweet.
WHAT A CATCH! WHAT A MAGNIFICENT CATCH BY BABAR AZAM!
BEAUTIFUL CRICKET. DARING. ATTACKING. SHARP. BEAUTIFUL!#PAKvsAUS
— Muhammad Waleed (@M_Waleed_Shaikh) October 11, 2018
“Pakistan on a roll! Yasir Shah on a roll! And And Babar Azam we love you for that amazing catch. Victory in sight guys #PAKVAUS,” posted another Internet user.
Pakistan on a roll!
Yasir Shah on a roll!
— 🆆αнᴱᴱ🅓__Iq͞͞ᴮ🅰ᴸ 😍 (@waheediqbal882) October 11, 2018
In the final day of the Test match between Pakistan and Australia, the hosts survived a 90 run onslaught. Usman Khwaja batted for eight hours and 44 minutes and his feat was lauded by great Australian legends as well.