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Watch: Tom Latham takes a blinder to send Du Plessis back

Fielder at short leg shows brilliant anticipation.

By Jatin Sharma -


They say catches win matches and the saying is very true. Many times we have seen that a spectacular catch by a fielder or the keeper tends to change the flow of the game.

 Today we saw a similar event happening in the Test between South Africa and New Zealand. South Africa was sitting pretty on 190/5 on Day 2 of the third and final Test at Hamilton. Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock were holding the fort for the Proteas and Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson brought on spinner Mitchell Santner to break the partnership.

Santner provided immediate result with getting Du Plessis to play a rash paddle sweep, which was caught by an alert and highly anticipating Tom Latham at short leg. Latham, who also keeps wickets, anticipated Du Plessis playing the paddle and started to move as soon as he played the shot and was able to grab the ball one handed. A visibly shocked Du Plessis left the ground, leaving South Africa 190/6, but they recovered well to post 314 runs before being bowled out.

Watch the awesome catch here: 


Jatin Sharma

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