England defeated West Indies by six wickets in Game 2 of the Super 12 stages of the 2021 T20 World Cup. While the game was disappointing, the catch by Akeal Hosein in the second innings made things interesting. In this article, we take a look at how Twitter reacted to Akeal Hosein’s stunning catch to dismiss Liam Livingstone.
England off to a flier
West Indies could not have had a bad start to the 2021 World Cup. Despite having one of the best batting line-ups in the tournament, the defending champions could just not get out of the hole against England. Eventually, they were bundled out for just 55 runs.
England had an easy target but still struggled. Nevertheless, from the first ball of the second innings, it was inevitable that they would cruise to a win. They did just that but lost four wickets in the process. Nevertheless, it was a fine victory for them.
Twitter reacts to Akeal Hosein’s stunning catch
Akeal Hosein was the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies. In 4 overs, he gave away just 24 runs and collected two wickets. There were two caught and bowled wickets for the player and it was the scalp of Liam Livingstone that included a stunning catch. Twitter erupted as soon as Hosein completed the stunner. We take a look at a few of the reactions below:
WOWWWWWWW WHAT A CATCH 🔥#ENGvWI #T20WorldCup #WestIndies HOSEIN 😱 pic.twitter.com/IBp7RfxhWT— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) October 23, 2021
What a catch by Akeal Hosein. That was a stunner. #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/y9YQOUcjoU— Cricket Crazy! (@KirkatCrazy_) October 23, 2021
Stunner by Akeal Hosein, but it's not even the best catch he's taken in the last couple months. That honour goes to his take in CPL 2021, on the boundary line. #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/tMeITC9XKd— Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) October 23, 2021
How often we see two mind-blowing catches in a single day?— ᧁꪖꪊ᥅ꪖꪜ (@ImGS_08) October 23, 2021
First Aiden Markram and now Akeal Hosein. Absolutely brilliant 👏#ENGvWI #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/72AHsdBIQc
Akeal Hosein's got previous btw pic.twitter.com/Vnvi50vsX9 https://t.co/G5ujJM5qtW— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) October 23, 2021
At Evening : Aiden Markram— Umakant ™ (@Umakant_27) October 23, 2021
At Night : Akeal Hosein
2 brilliant catches ! #WIvENG #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/z8zaOFluMJ
Stunning Catch By Akeal Hosein 😳🔥#ENGvsWI #T20WorldCup #T20WorldCup2021 #AkealHosein#BehindwoodsMemes pic.twitter.com/MEZt9dNu8O— Behindwoods (@behindwoods) October 23, 2021
Who did it better – Akeal Hosein or Dwayne Bravo? #WT20 pic.twitter.com/6DY6odqYl6— Manish 💉💉 (@paap_singer) October 23, 2021
What a Catch by Akeal Hosein. That was a Stunner 🔥 pic.twitter.com/CleZyBn3EA— Bharath Chandra (@b_h_a_r_a_t_11) October 23, 2021
What a catch by Akeal Hosein … Football goalkeepers will be proud to see this one…Superman Dive and take #wivseng @windiescricket @T20WorldCup— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) October 23, 2021
What a catch by Akeal Hosein off his own bowling! One of the best ever. Remember Rajesh Chauhan catching Shahid Afridi off his own bowling at Sharjah in 1997. That was terrific #T20WorldCup2021 #T20WorldCup21— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) October 23, 2021