WATCH Cameron Green take SUPERHUMAN catch to break Ajinkya Rahane’s heart in WTC FInal
Australian all-rounder Cameron Green took one of the best slip catches you’ll ever see at gully to end Ajinkya Rahane’s splendid innings at the Oval in the WTC Final 2023.
WTC Final: Cameron Green took one of the best slip catches ever to dismiss a well-settled Ajinkya Rahane. Green, who fields at gully, took a one-handed screamer off the bowling of captain Pat Cummins. Rahane was inching towards his 13th Test hundred when the tall Western Australian broke the middle-order batter’s long vigil. Green, who is 6.6 feet tall, proved that he is extremely agile for someone of his height as he plucked the ball out of thin air with his right hand. Green’s excellent piece of fielding came in the second over after lunch as India was trying to close in on the follow-on mark of 269 runs.
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In the prior session, Australia was unable to keep a lid on the run-scoring by Shardul Thakur and Rahane and took just one wicket in the first session of Day 3. The Aussies dropped the pair twice in the session, and skipper Cummins once again took a wicket, but once again the ball was adjudged a no-ball due to the pacer overstepping.
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Green’s wondrous catch ended the 109 run partnership between Thakur and Rahane and has opened the floodgates for the Aussie bowlers to run through the Indian lower order.
Green did not have a merry time with the bat in his hand but showed his capabilities with the ball, taking the prized wicket of Cheteshwar Pujara by knocking with the off stump of the no. 3 batter while he was on 14. Green had earlier dropped Shardul Thakur off the bowling of Cummins in the 44th over when Thakur was on 9, and while the catch cost the Australian side, this exceptional catch has once again turned the tide towards them.
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