‘Catches win matches’ often stands true in most of the cases but at times one ends up one the other side. There have been many catches in the recent times which has stunned the cricketing world but a catch by a bowler in his follow through is the most difficult one, especially for a fast bowler who usually gets less than a second to react. Sri Lanka’s Dushmantha Chameera did something similar and stunned everyone with his brilliant effort during the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against India at Ranchi on Friday.

Off the first ball of the 14th over, Lankan fast bowler Chameera took an excellent catch in his follow through, which is probably the most difficult task to do. Indian opener Rohit Sharma was batting on 43 and eyeing for another half-century but a slow delivery from Chameera which was quite full shocked the batsman. Rohit looked to nudge it down for a single but was early into the stroke, ball lobs in the air as Chameera dives full length across the pitch to take that. The best part was the control as his elbows landed on the hard turf. Rohit goes just when he was looking to accelerate his innings and a much needed wicket for Sri Lanka at that moment.

 

Subsequently, Sri Lanka lost the match in the end with a massive margin of 69 runs but the catch of Chameera truly deserves a salute.