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WATCH: Craig Cachopa grabs unthinkable catch to dismiss Devon Conway in Super Smash final

Dixit Bhargav
|Mon Jan 20 2020


Craig Cachopa grabs unthinkable catch: Auckland’s captain grabbed a mind-boggling catch to dismiss the hosts’ opening batsman.

During the final match of the recently concluded season of the Super Smash between Wellington and Auckland in Wellington, Auckland captain Craig Cachopa put on display a mind-boggling fielding effort to dismiss the hosts’ opening batsman.

It all happened on the last delivery of the 14th over when Conway’s attempt of playing an aerial drive off Auckland pacer Mitchell McClenghan made him take the long walk back to the pavilion.

Cachopa, who was fielding at cover, not only sensed the opportunity to dive to his left but also successfully completed the unthinkable catch while being airborne to earn accolades from one and all.

Having opened the batting with Michael Pollard (8), Conway ended up top-scoring for his team with 49 (37) which included five fours. On the contrary, McClenaghan’s bowling figures of 4-0-32-3 played a vital role in restricting Wellington to 168/7 in 20 overs after Cachopa won the toss and invited the home team to bat first.

A comprehensive bowling performance from Wellington’s bowlers didn’t allow Auckland’s batsmen to take control except opening batsman Martin Guptill who top-scored for the visitors with 60 (53) with the help of three fours and two sixes as they scored 146/9 in 20 overs.

The fast bowling duo of Logan van Beek and Hamish Bennett picked three wickets apiece in the second innings.

Craig Cachopa grabs unthinkable catch

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