Despite a poor performance by the batting order of South Africa, they had almost made a comeback in the second innings after restricting Australia for a very low run-rate. Situations had become so worse for Australia that they ended up winning the match by a very narrow margin. That too, they were lucky to have secured a victory. South Africa gave a tremendous performance in both fielding and bowling. If they can somehow improve their batting order, this team can give some serious competition to the others.
In this article, we will be talking about a particular catch by Punjab Kings fame and South Africa’s current best batsman, Aiden Markram. Steve Smith was the only Australian batsman who seemed to possess some danger for South Africa. He seemed to be in good touch and had already scored 35 runs when Aiden Markram did the impossible. Anrich Nortje’s delivery was not that great and Steve Smith had hit it with great fervour. It would be impossible to even attempt a save by any other player, but Aiden Markram is built different.
He threw himself towards the ball and took an aerial catch, shocking everyone, including Steve Smith himself. The spectators couldn’t help but be amazed by his fielding excellence.
It was then that the tables turned and Australia’s net run rate went extremely low. Unfortunately they couldn’t turn it into a win but it is the start to a great tournament that is yet to come.