WATCH: Tom Latham grabs breathtaking catch to dismiss Prithvi Shaw in Christchurch Test

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 29/02/2020

Tom Latham grabs breathtaking catch: The Kiwi opening batsman put on display a splendid fielding effort to dismiss his Indian counterpart.

During the first day of the second Test of the ongoing India’s tour of New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand opening batsman Tom Latham put on display a splendid fielding effort to dismiss India opening batsman Prithvi Shaw.

It all happened on the first delivery of the 20th over when Shaw’s attempt of playing a drive off New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson saw him walking back to the pavilion.

Shaw, who drove the ball with hard hands, ended up edging the ball over Latham at second slip. While it appeared that the ball would fly over Latham, it wasn’t the case as the 27-year old player leaped in the air and caught the ball with his left hand to register an extraordinary effort.

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Shaw, who opened the innings with Mayank Agarwal (7), played exceedingly well for his second Test half-century, 54 (64), with the help of eight fours and a six.

Staying true to his reputation of playing shots, Shaw took on the opposition bowlers without much discomfort. Having dominated a 50-run partnership for the second wicket alongside Cheteshwar Pujara (54), Shaw had the chance of converting his half-century into a big innings.

Tom Latham grabs breathtaking catch

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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