Rain interrupted the match between India and Ireland in the 2023 T20 Women’s World Cup, after the India team won the match by five runs due to the Duckworth-Lewis rule. In this match, the player from Ireland, Laura Delaney, surprised everyone by making a spectacular catch. The video of her capture was shared by the ICC through its social networks. In this video, her attempt to catch her is being done in full view.
ICC shared this video and wrote in the caption: “Is there another candidate for tournament capture?” You can also call this the best catch of the tournament. This catch was caught on the fifth ball of the 15 in the first inning. In the video you can see that India captain Harmanpreet Kaur swung the bat towards the middle and the ball was unable to travel much distance. There Laura Delaney, who was out in the field, came running in and made the catch with a diving hand. This catch of his was being made in plain sight. Following this catch, Haranpreet Kaur returned to the pavilion playing a 13-run innings on 20 balls.
Following this, once again on the next ball, Laura Delaney surprised everyone by making a brilliant catch. This time she had Indian batsman Richa Ghosh walk through catching her. While playing the shot, Richa lost her bat from one hand. Because of this, the ball couldn’t go very far and Laura Delaney present on the field showed him the way to the pavilion making a great catch.
In this match, Indian opener Smriti Mandhana played a breakneck innings of 87 runs off 56 balls. His innings included 9 fours and 3 sixes. Due to this tackle, Mandhana became the tournament’s top scorer. He outplayed Australian batter Alyssa Healy. Smriti has so far scored 149 runs in 3 innings from 3 matches in the T20 Women’s World Cup at an average of 49.67 and a strike rate of 143.27.