Feb 15, 2009

What a Catch!!! Voges turns it around for Australia in 20-20

You had to see it to believe it!

Setting - New Zealand need 20 runs in 2 overs with McCullum and Elliott on pitch.

19th over, First ball, Hilfenhaus bowls a decent ball and McCullum hits it towards long on boundary. There is Adam Voges at long on with arms high.

He backs up and catches it and the momentum takes him back a bit....HE IS GOING TO CROSS THE BOUNDARY LINE. Is it a six or will he save 4 runs by throwing it in and allow only a couple that are run by the batsmen?

He flings the ball back into ground and goes out of boundary. Now, he has flung the ball high and slow enough. Voges in that 1/20th of a second was already planning to catch it back!

He tries to move in, trips...all elements of thriller. Crawls on knees and CATCHES IT BACK!

Can you believe it! What does Voges have for breakfast?!!! That was some awesome thinking. Too good.

10 balls later, it is 2 balls and 11 runs to tie....The other McCullum hits a 4 and a 6 and Australia win by 1 run.

Adam Voges won the game with that stunning catch. Awesome cricket. Thank God I switched on TV in time!

- Siddharth

UPDATE 1 - Catch the video here - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/4132669.cms

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