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Litton Das Saves Certain Six With Stunning Acrobatic Effort

Bangladesh opener Litton Das, on Friday (October 13), came up with a stunning piece of effort on the field to save a certain six against New Zealand in the 11th match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.

With Bangladesh defending 246 and New Zealand off to a good start with the bat, every run was precious for Shakib Al Hasan and his teammates. And Litton Das’s stunning effort on the field just showed that. On the fourth ball of the 28th over, Daryl Mitchell hit a delivery from Mehidy Hasan Miraz straight over his head.

The ball was looking destined to sail over the boundary ropes for a six. However, Litton Das had other ideas. Just before the ball could land outside the boundary at long-on, he took a leaping catch before the momentum took him over the ropes. But before he could fall on the ground, he threw the ball back into play. The batters could only take a single after the stunning effort from the Bangladesh opener.

Watch: Litton Das Saves Certain Six

New Zealand in driver’s seat:

Talking of the game, New Zealand have put themselves in the driver’s seat in the ongoing game against Bangladesh. Asked to bat first, Bangladesh finished their innings on 245 for 9 in the allotted 50 overs. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored for his team, scoring 66. For New Zealand, Lockie Ferguson picked up 3 wickets while Trent Boult and Matt Henry picked up two wickets each.

Bangladesh started their innings in a disastrous manner and were reeling at 56 for 4 before Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur steadied the ship by adding 96 runs for the fifth wicket. But the duo departed in quick succession and their team failed to finish strongly.

An unbeaten knock of 41 runs from Mahmudullah took them over the 240-run mark. In reply, New Zealand were 170 for 2 in the 35th over. At the time of writing this report, Kane Williamson and Daryl Mitchell were batting.

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