A wicket-keeper’s job is hard one, he has to keep wickets for 50 overs and then is required to bat whenever the team needs him.

Former Australian cricketer, Ian Healy is amongst the most successful wicket-keeper in the world. Healy is the kind of wicket-keeper who enjoys keeping wickets for any kind of bowler, whether he is a fast bowler or a spinner.

During the third match between Australia and Sri Lanka of Singer World Series in 1996, Healy took a blinder catch of Sanath Jayasuriya. The two teams met for the first time since Sri Lanka won the 1996 World Cup against Australia. Batting first, Australia put a decent total of 228. Sri Lankan opener Jayasuriya was batting his usual way, thrashing the bowlers.

Off the first ball of 13th over, Damien Fleming bowled a good length delivery outside the off stump. Jayasuriya went to hit it over point but ended up getting a thick outside edge. The ball went towards the vacant first slip but Healy had it all covered as in less than a fraction of second, he jumped toward his left to catch the ball mid-air.

The wicket of Jayasuriya might have provided some relief to the Australians but later Sri Lanka convincingly won the match by four wickets and with 25 balls to spare.