Martin Guptill catch: The senior Kiwi batsman made his presence felt on the field via a superb boundary catch to dismiss his counterpart.
During the 21st match of the ongoing season of the Super Smash between Auckland and Central Districts in Auckland, Auckland opening batsman Martin Guptill made his presence felt on the field via a superb boundary catch to dismiss Central Districts opening batsman George Worker (11).
After Central Districts captain Tom Bruce won the toss and invited the hosts in to bat, Guptill opened the batting with Sean Solia (21) to score to score a lacklustre 29 (31).
Had it not been for a game-changing 85-run partnership between Mark Chapman (73) and Auckland captain Robert O’Donnell (61), Auckland would have struggled to put on board a match-winning 199/6 in 20 overs.
Guptill, who ended up letting his team down at the top of the order in the first innings, covered up in a superb manner whilst fielding at long-on.
It was on the penultimate delivery of the fourth over when Worker aimed at hitting a Louis Delport delivery down the ground but unfortunately found Guptill at the boundary. While the batsman timed the ball well, Guptill ran hard to his right to complete a juggling one-handed stunner.
With Delport already sending back Dane Cleaver (11) in the same over, the visitors had lost both their opening batsmen in the left-arm spinner’s first over. As the chase progressed, Bruce scoring 52 (35) with the help of seven fours and a six wasn’t enough for Central Districts as they were restricted at 182/7 in 20 overs.
Martin Guptill catch vs Central Districts
O my Guptill! @Martyguptill with a SPECIAL piece of work on the boundary for @aucklandcricket to dismiss George Worker. Follow play LIVE in NZ with @sparknzsport #SuperSmashNZ pic.twitter.com/I7N7wQfdMi
— Dream11 Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) January 23, 2021
How Twitterati reacted:
Just in case you missed it on Saturday, start your Sunday with this OUTSTANDING juggling catch from @Martyguptill in the Dream11 @SuperSmashNZ for @aucklandcricket‘s Aces. Catch today’s Super Smash action from the @BasinReserve on @sparknzsport #SuperSmashNZ pic.twitter.com/TDesZteDg7
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) January 23, 2021
— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2021
Meanwhile in New Zealand…
Martin Guptill with a
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 23, 2021
Martin Guptill, take a bow! pic.twitter.com/nscn5WHx7x
— The Cricketer (@TheCricketerMag) January 23, 2021
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