The South African team is considered to be one of the best fielding sides and has produced lots of superb running catches. A running catch is never easy​ as it seems and running backwards to take a catch is something which is spectacular.

During the 5th One-Day International (ODI) between South Africa (SA) and Sri Lanka, JP Duminy took an excellent running catch at over cover. Batting first SA put up a good total of 312 runs on the board; Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers both made 125 runs. SL​ in response started off at a good pace with opening batsman Upul Tharanga looked in a good touch.

Off the last ball of the 10th over, Lonwabo Tsotsobe bowled a slower one. Tharanga looked to hit it towards the cover but ​only managed to get a thick outside edge ​to find the ball swirling in the air over cover. Duminy, fielding at point​, ​sprinted towards the boundary and dived full length to pluck the ball airborne. Having had a good opening stand, SA needed something of this to bring them back in the game as Tharanga was dismissed after scoring 46.

Later, S​ri Lanka​ managed to win the match by 2 wickets in a last over thriller but Duminy’s classic catch was one of the highlight of the match.