Trent Boult left the cricket world stunned with his fielding brilliance after taking a sensational catch hailed as the “greatest ever” during an Indian Premier League match.

New Zealand s Boult, playing for Delhi Daredevils in the lucrative Twenty20 tournament, leapt airborne on the deep square leg boundary to pouch one-handed a shot by Virat Kohli, skipper of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, that appeared to be heading for six.

The wrong-handed diving effort by the left-arm paceman — completed just millimeters inside the boundary rope — left Kohli in disbelief and sent social media into frenzy.

I was stunned when he took it, that’s a brilliant catch. It happens in the IPL especially, Kohli said after his team went on to win the match on Saturday night.

Good to see. That s a catch when you look back, you don t feel bad about getting out, Kohli added of his dismissal that came off the bowling of Harshal Patel.

I think we could quite easily have just seen the Greatest EVER catch, tweeted the former England captain Michael Vaughan.

Commentator and former England Test batsman David Lloyd termed it a moment of magic while England and Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ben Stokes wrote on Twitter: “Don’t think you can even describe that as a catch… that s something different.”

The match will also be remembered for AB de Villiers unbeaten 90 off 39 balls that led Bangalore to a six-wicket win at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

IPL 2018: Watch Trent Boult take a stunning catch to dismiss Virat Kohli
IPL 2018: Watch Trent Boult take a stunning catch to dismiss Virat Kohli

The South African batsman hit 10 fours and five sixes to pulverise the Delhi bowlers, for whom Boult returned figures of 1-33.

The IPL is now in its 11th season with 60 matches over 51 days.

There is US $8 million in prize money at stake including US $4 million for the winning team. The final takes place on May 27 in Mumbai.