O-man! Amazing catch secures first wicket

Incredible one-handed catch from Zeeshan Maqsood stuns Ireland - and commentators - at ICC World T20

Oman's first ever wicket at the ICC World T20 was always going to be an historic moment, but Zeeshan Maqsood made it even more memorable with one of the best catches ever seen at the tournament.

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In the opening stages of the Gulf nation's Group B clash against Ireland in Dharamshala, their first ever at a major ICC event, Maqsood's brilliant diving grab to remove Paul Stirling was instantly lauded as one of the best in tournament history.

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Maqsood pockets one fielding at cover // Fox Sports

Fielding at cover, the 28-year-old threw himself full-length, high and to his left to pluck an uppish drive from Stirling in the tips of the fingers on his left hand.

Maqsood celebrated by casually throwing the ball away and receiving the congratulations of his ecstatic teammates, while Stirling remained at his crease seemingly in disbelief.

Such was the brilliance of Maqsood's catch, Stirling and both umpires had some doubt about whether he'd held on to the ball as he tumbled to the turf. Umpire Nigel Llong asked for the opinion of TV official Sundaram Ravi, who viewed several replays before confirming the catch.

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Maqsood cooly celebrates his stunning catch // Fox Sports

Former West Indies fast-bowler Ian Bishop noted in commentary: "If that's still not the catch of the tournament at the end of the tournament, someone has done a miracle."

A left-handed opening batsman and left-arm spinner, Maqsood has quickly made an impression in Oman's side in the nine months since his international debut.

He's taken eight wickets in nine T20 internationals as well as 231 runs at a strike rate of 133.52.