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.
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
How about this grab from Latham! pic.twitter.com/3XGwk0vuU8
— Canterbury Cricket (@CanterburyCrick) February 29, 2020
How Twitterati reacted:
50 for @PrithviShaw can he carry on and go better? Will mean a lot to him and the team. He has done the hard work and it is imp he stays on.
— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) February 29, 2020
Very poor batting show by India … Apart from Agarwal wicket all other wickets were jus poor shot selection… Batsma should steps up seriously.. All efforts by #Pujara #PrithviShaw #Vihari are jus in vein.. Overall Disappointing show by #India #NZvIND #2ndtest ☹️☹️
— Maheesh (@Maheesh_Iyer) February 29, 2020
— REVANTH REDDY (@potu947) February 29, 2020
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