The Men's Hundred 2023: Roelof van der Merwe grabs stunner to send back Moeen Ali

Welsh Fire defeated Birmingham Phoenix by six wickets on August 10.

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Roelof van der Merwe
Roelof van der Merwe. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Welsh Fire all-rounder Roelof van der Merwe took a brilliant juggling catch to send Birmingham Phoenix skipper Moeen Ali (17) to the pavilion in Match 14 of The Hundred Men's competition on August 10 at the Edgbaston Stadium in Birmingham.

Left-arm pacer David Payne delivered a good length ball that angled into Ali, who swung one across the line. Merwe ran forward as the ball flew straight up in the air towards long-on. Initially, the all-rounder appeared to have completed the catch until it jumped out of his fingers and bounced off his chest. However, he then completed a magnificent one-handed catch on the second attempt.

The Hundred took its official X account and shared the video and captioned the post, "Not a conventional way to take a catch, but Roelof van der Merwe and Welsh Fire won't mind!"

Here's the video:

Welsh Fire beat Birmingham Phoenix by six wickets

In terms of the game, Welsh Fire beat Birmingham Phoenix by six wickets to register their second win in the   Hundred Men's tournament. Phoenix skipper Moeen Ali won the toss and opted to bat first. Batting first, the hosts were restricted to a below-par 112/7. Haris Rauf, Payne, and van der Merwe picked up two wickets each while Shaheen Shah Afridi made one scalp.
In reply, the Tom Abell-led side chased down the target in 85 deliveries for the loss of four wickets. Opener Stephen Eskinazi played a terrific knock, scoring 43 off 18 deliveries which included six boundaries and two maximums. Meanwhile, for Phoenix, Benny Howell picked up two scalps while Shadab Khan and Moeen Ali grabbed one each.
Welsh Fire are in third place with two wins from four games while Phoenix are at the bottom of the points table without a single win in the ongoing tournament after four games.

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